Announcing – FLKC Annual AKC Sanctioned B Match!

Mark your calendarsMarch 5, 2016 at the Paws for Thought, LLC Canine Event Center in Groton, NY!

Perfectly timed to get your dogs ready for the spring show season, this year’s match will offer Puppy Variety, Showmanship for Juniors and Adults, Breed Conformation classes as well as CGC/CGCA testing and the Ithaca Dog Training Club (IDTC) will host a concurrent Obedience and Rally Match!

All indoors on new turf with indoor crating and food will be offered at the site.

Pre-entry deadline is February 24, 2016 and entries will be taken day of show – for flyer with all details and the entry form,
Conformation Match flyer / entry form

And for the IDTC Obedience and Rally Match, click
Obedience and Rally flyer

(For more information on IDTC, visit their website:

Don’t miss this great event!

March 5 FLKC Match-Catering by Little Red Caboose

Breakfast and lunch items that will be available for the March 5th Match.  Also available will be assorted beverages and sodas.


1. Bacon or sausage with egg and cheese on an English muffin
2. Egg, cheese on an English muffin
3. Breakfast burrito with egg, cheese, grilled peppers and onions
4. Donuts
5. Bagels and cream cheese
6. Fruit cup

1. Chili
2. Chicken salad wrap
3. Egg salad wrap
4. Tuna salad wrap
5. Pulled pork sandwich

Congratulations Shirley and Blue!

Congratulations Shirley and Blue!

 Blue and ShirleyBig congratulations to Shirley Kielmann and her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Shamrock’s Song Sung Blue  – “Blue”, who took Winner’s Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed at the Wine Country Cluster, Elmira Kennel Club show on September 25, 2015 under Judge Christine E. Calcinari.
Congratulations to FLKC’s youngest member!

Congratulations to FLKC’s youngest member!

Jacob Bainbridge 2015






Jacob Ragusa, formerly a very accomplished Junior Handler and, at present, Finger Lakes Kennel Club’s youngest member, pictured here with his Australian Shepherd HEARTHSIDE LIGHT EM UP who took Best of Winners at the Del-Otsego-Nango Kennel Club show in Bainbridge, NY on June 28th.  Congratulations Jacob!

Marg Pough – newest recipient of the FLKC Good Sportsman Award

Marg Pough – newest recipient of the FLKC Good Sportsman Award

Congratulations Marg and thank you for all you do for the Finger Lakes Kennel Club!GSA Howe

2015 AKC Earth Dog Tests

2015 AKC Earth Dog Tests

2015 Earth Dog Test

Thanks to all who came, ran dogs, helped fellow exhibitors, worked the trials, our judges and more!!


Local note – Laura Trainor earned a JE on her Glen Of Imal Terrier, Niamh. This makes her one of probably less than a dozen Glens titled in Earthdog.


Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s event!

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   Date:     Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th, 2015


Congratulations Marg Pough and Pipit!

Congratulations Marg Pough and Pipit!

Pipit finished her Grand Championship at the North Country Kennel Club show by going Best of Breed for 4 GCh points in a supported entry.   And, she topped the day with a Group 4!   (behind 3 professional handlers.)

Pipit was breeder/owner/handled to all her points and her Grand Champion points.   She finished her Grand with 5 major wins at Supported entries.  She has been shown only at Supported entries, the Border Terrier Club of America (BTCA) National Specialty, or local shows.     Pipit is now co-owned by our young friend Lauren Moore, who showed her at the BTCA National in 2013, and 2014 and at Westminster in 2014 where she was Lauren’s last Juniors dog.

Pipit is now GCh Bandersnatch Defying Gravity CA.

Marg Pipit 1Marg Pipit 2

Winner’s Circle

Winner’s Circle

Winning photos will be posted as they come in so check back often…

From Amanda Pough –

Canaan Dog Club of America National Specialty 2014 Family Photo: From L to R: Cayman & Torino (littermates I co-bred; Select Dog & Best of Opposite respectively), Sam and Camber (the only two Awards of Merit). All four are sired by Harry who I co-own (and co-bred in all but name). Harry, Torino and Camber are all National Specialty winners themselves. (Photo by Susan & Lennah, LLC, used with permission.)


Congratulations Border Terrier Devlin

GCh, Can Ch L’dickens Bandersnatch Devilry ME CD RE CA Can JE CGC BTCA VX,  was Best Veteran and Award of Merit at the 2014 BTCA Specialty held at Purina Farms, May 22, 2014.   Devlin is owned by Marg and Amanda Pough, Bandersnatch Border Terriers.








Big Congratulations to Carol Srnka and her miniature poodle, Spree (aka Ch.MACH/BIS UKC Ch.Eclipse Christmas Spirit, CGC, RA, NF, MXB, MJS)!  Spree and Carol recently achieved the MACH (Master Agility Champion) title.  Nice going Carol and Spree!
Spree Srnka MACH

CH Conamara & Dancin Class Dismissed EMMETT~1(Emmett) finishing his championship with a Reserve Winner’s Dog at the ISCA 2013 National at 18 months.  Owned and loved by Georgianne Carney.




CH Dreem Klaysk Nothing Like It shown finishing her AKC Championship, as a puppy, with her 4th major.  Expertly groomed and handled by Bobbi Thomas.  Owned and loved by Carol Srnka.

Kalysk - Srnka

Triumph Leatherstocking 2012



SD Marchmadness Triumph – just 8 months old – owned by Deborah Howe, Never Say Never German Pinschers – lovingly shown by Monika Conrad.








MACH, CH Rusty Road Kiss O’Honeycreek CDX, RAE, MXS, MJS, MXF, ROM I at the Belgian Malinois National Specialty, owned and shown by Susan Morse.


Cyrena - 3/28/13 - Salt City Cluster, Syracuse, NY - BOB(over Bitch Special) Judge: Steve Keating



Acclaims Never Say Never ( Cyrena) – lovingly owned and shown by Deborah Howe – Never Say Never German Pinschers.