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About the Club


Welcome to the Michigan Sporting Dog Association’s home on the web! The club was established in 2009 and is an AKC licensed Group Club.

A strong focus of the club is placed on education and we host one of the largest educational events in the country for sporting breeds. In addition to teaching future judges about how to judge the Sporting breeds, we are the only group in North America to offer working demonstrations of pointing, flushing, setting, and retrieving breeds all at one location! Performance demonstrations give observers the opportunity to see the dogs perform the tasks for which they were originally bred!



Naturally active and alert, Sporting dogs make likeable, well-rounded companions. First developed to work closely with hunters to locate and/or retrieve quarry. There are four basic types of Sporting dogs; spaniels, pointers, retrievers and setters. Known for their superior instincts in water and woods, many of these breeds enjoy hunting and other field activities. Many of them, especially the water-retrieving breeds, have well –insulated water repellant coats, which are quite resilient to the elements. Thinking of getting one? Just realize that most require regular, invigorating exercise.

Michigan Sporting Dog Seminars 2018!

Judges Education Seminars
June 23rd & 24th

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Michigan Sporting Dog Group Specialty Show
Held in conjunction with Ann Arbor KC
July 6, 2018

Monroe, Michigan

Second Annual
JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
Sponsored by
Michigan Sporting Dog Association & Ann Arbor Kennel Club
July 6, 2018
Monroe County Fairgrounds
Monroe, MI

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