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Help Us Save The Gordon Setter

Did you know that our beloved Gordon Setter is at risk of disappearing? The Kennel Club UK has released statistics showing a 60% decline in breed registrations in Scotland. And this doesn't just apply to Gordon Setters - figures show that our native breeds are being overlooked in favour of foreign counterparts. The Gordon Setter was first established at Gordon Castle in the 18th century by Alexander Gordon, the 4th Duke of Gordon. Originally bred as a traditional hunting dog, they began life as black, tan and white.

So what are we doing about it?

To help save the breed, we want to draw awareness to this beautifully loyal and attentive dog by attempting to host the largest Gordon Setter gathering at the Gordon Castle Highland Games and Country Fair on Sunday 19th May. Click here to join our Facebook event page for #saveourgordonsetter 

How can you help?

If you have a Gordon Setter or know someone who does (anywhere in the world!) then please join us, with your dog, on Sunday 19th May at 12.00pm in the Country Sports Area.  You can purchase tickets for the Highland Games here. For those overseas who cannot physically be there we are trying to think of ways to get you involved on the day so stay tuned.

Are you joining us?

Please register online here so we can record where all dogs and their owners have travelled from.

Want more information or want to help more? Please email Jennifer in our marketing team. 

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