Gordon Setters (Reg'd)

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars." -Les Brown

About Us

Moonsetter Gordon Setters is not just a kennel, but a family involved in raising, training, hunting and competing with their dogs.  Our Gordon Setters are part of the family too, and as such, many of our interests and activities involve them.

The foundation of Moonsetter Gordon Setters began with our fourth Gordon, "Belle", otherwise known as Ch. Timberlane Going in Style JH.  Equipped with an enviable pedigree that contained many prominent bench champions of their era, Belle's pedigree also contained several dual-champions and titles from AKC field and performance events.  We couldn't have asked for a better foundation with which to build on, and the essence of Moonsetter Gordon Setters has always been to combine the "classic looks" of champions past, with the "contemporary style" of today's overall performer.


We believe the Gordon Setter should be a devoted, loving and biddable companion, and since we place the temperament of our Gordon Setters as a highest priority, we also know they make excellent family members and canine citizens.  With over 40 years in purebred dogs, our experience and dedication has given us the tools we need to produce quality Gordon Setter puppies for virtually any interest.


When we weren't away at a dog show, we were busy attending band concerts, basketball games, marching band parades, Venture Crew or Boy Scout events with our children.  We also enjoy spending as much time outdoors as we can.  We love camping, fishing the local lakes (including Lake Superior), hunting, snowmobiling, and horseback riding.  We served as active leaders of the local Boy Scout Troop and Venture Crew, spending a lot of time working with area youth, our church, and our community.  In addition to our Gordon Setters, we also own horses, a turtle, and a long-haired miniature Dachshund named "Liam" (honorary Gordon Setter, kennel boss and "whelper helper").  Now that both of our children are in college and grad school, life has slowed down a bit, and we have more time to spend with our dogs (and we couldn't be happier that our daughter chose to study - what else! - Companion Animal Science!)  Because raising and showing dogs can be a costly hobby, we do have "real" jobs.  Chuck has a career in Law Enforcement, and as part of her passion for all things dog-related, Heidi runs a successful grooming salon (and also serves as their church secretary).


As members of the Gordon Setter Club of America, North Country Gordon Setter Club of Minnesota, and the Badgerland Gordon Setter Club, we've taken an active role in the future of our Breed.  We are also a recognized "Breeder of Merit" with the American Kennel Club, something we take great pride in.  Our commitment to the Gordon Setter is total and complete, and one we take very seriously.

Chuck, Heidi, Chase & Olivia in 2011
Proud to be AKC Breeders of Merit