Moonsetter

Gordon Setters (Reg'd)

 

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"A" Litter
"B" Litter
"C" Litter
"D" Litter
"E" Litter
"F" Litter
"G" Litter
H
"H" Litter
"I" L itter
J
"J" Litter
K
"K" Litter
"L" Litter
"M" Litter
"N" Litter
"O" Litter
"P" Litter
"Q" Litter
"R" Litter
"S" Litter
"T" Litter
"U" Litter
"V" Litter

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or teacherous, is his dog..." -George G. Vest

Moons & Stars

Raising and showing dogs has always provided us with an opportunity to make wonderful, life-long friends. Mentoring is a big part of being a responsible breeder, and many of our puppies are sold to show homes where co-ownerships are an integral part of the relationship (our "moons").  Others, whose owners have tenure in the Breed, simply become a part of our extended family (our "stars"). The opportunity to work together with people who, like us, have similar goals for the Gordon Setter Breed is a great experience.  Below are some of these dogs. To see the rest of our extended family, click the links on the sidebar to view each litter's photo page.

(Click on the individual names to go to each of dogs' own pages)

Trooper is the pick boy from the Moonsetter "R" Litter. He is co-owned with Mary Keiser in Minnesota. We knew this boy was special, and he proved us right when he stepped into the show ring! Trooper finished his championship in just five consecutive shows, with three 4-point majors, including a Specialty Winners Dog at the North Country Gordon Setter Club show in January 2019. Trooper is also the sire of the Moonsetter "V" Litter, and our own Veronica.
Wrigley is the pick girl from the Moonsetter "S" Litter. She is co-owned with Karli McDonnel in Utah. Karli grew up showing Basenjis in breed and Junior showmanship, and Wrigley is her first Gordon Setter. So far, this duo has done well in the show ring together, and we expect great things to continue for them in the future!
Gille is one of the three stunning boys in the Moonsetter "U" Litter. He is co-owned with Colin and Angie Charland in Texas. Although it wasn't originally in the plans, we all soon realized that showing was in Gille's future. Gille was beautifully piloted to his championship at just over 11 months of age, in only two show weekends (and undefeated!) from the puppy class! Gille ended his very brief show career with a Best in Sweepstakes, and Judge's Award of Merit as a move-up to Best of Breed at the Perry, GA Speciality! Now to decide whether he will pursue a Grand Championship when he grows up!!
Greyson is the pick boy from the Moonsetter "S" Litter. He is co-owned with Rhonda Lyons of Afield Setters in West Virginia. Rhonda and her husband John have owned and raised Gordon and Irish Setters for many years, and we were honored to have Greyson as part of their Clan. 
Sebastian is one of the pick boys from the Moonsetter "S" Litter. He is co-owned with Emily Marshall of Uponarock Gordon Setters in Washington State. Bash has fit in very well with the Gordons of Uponarock, and he recently sired a litter of beautiful Uponarock puppies. We eagerly await seeing Emily and Bash in the show ring together too!
Tatum is the pick girl from the co-bred Moonsetter-Keystone "T" Litter. She is co-owned with Elizabeth Nolan of Keystone Gordons in Northern California. Tatum's mama Joy also lives with Elizabeth, and we are very excited to see what Tay and Elizabeth do in the ring (and the field!) together in the coming years. At her very first show weekend, Tatum earned Reserve Winners Bitch to her mama. Just a couple months later, she beat her mama for her very first points, giving us a glimpse of things to come!
Finley is the pick boy from the Moonsetter "T" Litter. He is co-owned with Mitch Morrison in Iowa. As we watched this puppy mature, we knew he was going to be something special, and we were very excited to have the opportunity to co-own him (and hopefully show him in the future). For now, Finn keeps busy in the pheasant fields, making his owner Mitch very proud!
Rigby is the pick girl from the Moonsetter "R" Litter. She  is co-owned with Kat Achor in St. Louis. We were thrilled to be able to co-own this special girl from such a beautiful litter, and even more excited at the possibility of her coming back in 2019 to do some showing, and have a litter! Watch for more of Rigs in the future.
Quip is the pick boy from the Moonsetter "Q" Litter. He is owned by Marge and Rich Legg in Iowa. Marge owned another Moonsetter boy "Doc", who introduced her to the joy of agility. Following Doc's passing, Marge quickly contacted us for another puppy, and along came Quip! Quip and Marge keep busy working on agility, and scent work. Quip was only the third Gordon Setter in the breed history to earn an AKC Scent Work title (and now he has several!) 
Dax is the pick boy from the Moonsetter "O" Litter.  He is co-owned withDenise Bachelder in Iowa. Dax is Denise's second Gordon Setter from us, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to co-own this boy with her! Dax finished his championship in grand style (and in only 3 weeks!) earning 4 majors, including a Specialty Winners Dog/Best of Winners!  
Joy is one of the pick girls from the Moonsetter "M" Litter.  She is co-owned with Elizabeth Nolan of Keystone Gordons in northern California.  Joy is already started on her bench championship, and also has placements at field trials. Joy came back to Moonsetter in 2018 to have a litter out of our boy Conall, and we welcomed the Moonsetter T-Litter through this co-breeding endeavor. 

Vanessa

Vanessa is one of the pick girls from the Moonsetter "J" Litter. She is owned by Tom & Sandy Depottey of Randolph, Minnesota.  Nessa finished her bench championship with four majors, including a 5 point major at the Great Lakes Gordon Setter Specialty show in 2012, followed quickly by her Grand Championship. She also earned the coveted GSCA "BBB" award for "Beauty", "Brains" and "Birdsense" - completing her Junior Hunter and Companion Dog titles in 2014, along with a lure coursing title.   

Jazzmine

Jazzmine is also one of the pick girls from the Moonsetter "J" Litter.  She is owned by Dan and Margie Uhlar of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  Jazzy came back to Minnesota to finish her bench championship, expertly to completion by our daughter Olivia and pal Sandy DePottey.  Soon after, she quickly and easily completed her Grand Championship. She also really enjoys her birds, and she proved it by earning her Junior Hunter title at only a year of age!

Thunder

Thunder is one of the pick boys from the Moonsetter "K" Litter.  He is owned by Bruce & Mary Keiser of Minneapolis, Minnesota - who also owned Thunder's sire, Boomer.  In the show ring, Thunder finished his bench championship easily with 3 majors. 

Kruz is one of the pick boys from the Moonsetter "K" litter.  He is owned by Sue & Virgil Davis of Anchorage, Alaska.  This boy keeps the Davis household interesting, and on their toes.  Kruz is the second of only three Gordon Setters in the United States to hold an AKC Scent Work title (and TWO of those are Moonsetter dogs!!)