Brief Club History
Our club was organized in 1983, and for 11 years we operated as an area committee of the Gordon Setter national or "parent club", the Gordon Setter Club of America, Inc, In 1994, the NODROG Gordon Setter Club of Michigan was officially licensed as a fully independent organization by the American Kennel Club, but we maintain close ties to the GSCA.

Club Events
We annually host:
  • One AKC field trial,
  • Up to three AKC hunt tests,
  • Concurrent specialty show with the Michigan Sporting Dog Association, the Ann Arbor Kennel Club,
  • A number of educational and "fun events", including a yearly eye exam (CERF) and heartworm clinic,
  • A summer fun picnic.

Gordon Setter Recue
We are especially proud of our Gordon Setter Rescue Program. We place an average of 5 dogs annually in new homes. These dogs are evaluated for any health and temperament issues and placed with new families. We are always looking for potential foster families as well as folks willing to adopt.

Gordon Setter Breeder Referral Program
We also have an active breeder referral program which matches prospective owners with responsible breeders of puppies and adult dogs.

Current Membership Logistics
At present, we have approximately 100 members, most of whom reside in Michigan, but also have members in Maryland, Ontario, Indiana, Florida, Ohio, California, Maine, and Minnesota. Membership is open to all interested Gordon Setter fanciers, but Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Ontario residents will benefit the most from club membership since all club events are held in Michigan.

The Gordon Glimpses
Included with a membership to the Nodrog Gordon Setter Club of Michigan, Inc., is a subscription to the club's monthly newsletter Gordon Glimpses. Gordon Glimpses keeps you informed of any and all activities happening within Nodrog, as well as other important information and activities relative to Gordon Setters.

The Glimpses is not currently available for viewing online, however, some articles that have previously appeared in the Glimpses may be found in certain sections of this website.

All members are encouraged to submit articles and/or pictures for publication in the Glimpses.

Questions concerning The Gordon Glimpses can be addressed to the Newsletter Editor:  Mary Grill,;