Remembering life member… Jean Welch

Jean Marie Gallagher Welch, 92, lifelong resident of Ithaca passed away peacefully at her home on Cayuga Lake on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Jean was very active over the years as a breeder and trainer of purebred dogs. She was a life member, officer and board member of both the Ithaca Dog Training Club, where she was also an instructor, and the Finger Lakes Kennel Club and was a recipient of the Gaines Medal for Good Sportsmanship from the Finger Lakes Kennel Club. She had been a member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America.

FLKC Annual AKC Sanctioned B Match

FLKC Annual AKC Sanctioned B Match

2016 Match Best PuppyPhoto credit – Terri Frenia

Finger Lakes Kennel Club Inc.’s annual B Sanctioned Match Show was held Saturday, March 5th at the Paws for Thought Canine Events Center – thank you all for coming out – we appreciate your entry and hope you enjoyed the new venue!  Please visit our Facebook page and check back here for more photos.

The next show is right around the corner in Syracuse on Saturday, April 2nd.  The Salt City Cluster is 5 days this year – hope to see you all there!  Premium list is available on Rau Dog Shows website – entry closes at noon on March 16th.
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.

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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.