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.
Mona joined the Finger Lakes Kennel Club in 1995. Over the past 20 years, Mona has served in many areas, as a member of the FLKC. She has served on many different Committees, participated in Club sanctioned public education projects, worked at Match shows and Point shows, in several different capacities. Over the years she has taken part in the club events at the Ithaca Mall & The Meet the Breeds at Cass Park.
For at least 15 of her 20 years, Mona served as the Secretary for the FLKC. She has also been Show Chair, Assistant Show Chair, Hospitality Chair, Chief Ring Steward & she even tried helping at Earth Dog. She gives, tirelessly, of her time & energy, to the Spring & Fall Point shows, every year. She has handled the camping for the Fall Point show, which is a huge undertaking in itself! Mona is always ready to help, whenever help is needed!!!!
Mona is still very active in the FLKC and currently is serving as the Club Treasurer.
Mona raised & showed Akitas for many years. She now shows Cardigan Welsh Corgis. Mona is also an AKC Judge.
President Ereign Seacord presented Mona’s Lifetime pendent.
From Susan Morse……I am pleased to announce that Cane finished his ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) Rally Championship at the age of 11 years 10 months. I believe he might be the first Malionis to ever complete this title. In order to earn this Rally title, one has to finish the title in the Master class after doing Novice, Advance and Open. Then one needs 100 points in Excellent and 100 in Master along with five times in each class of scoring 195 or better. Points are based on scores of 191 or above with 191 receiving one point, 192 two points and so forth. So the maximum is 10 points per class per show. Of course the Master level is the most difficult and has elements of obedience between open and utility. Along the way Cane received five High in Trials and eight High Combine (highest Rally scores at the show between Excellent and Masters classes). While working on this title, Cane qualified every time and fourteen times he received scores of 195 or better in both classes with many perfect scores. He complete this title at the HONEY ASCA show in August with a perfect 200 from Masters, a second placement and High Combine. Cane has titles in AKC, ASCA, APDT, CPE, two Weight pulling associations, and from AMBC his ROM’s. Total number of titles and sub-titles are 85. This was accomplished by participating in breed confirmation, obedience, agility, rally and weight pulling. Cane also has sired one litter and has been intact throughout his career. To sum it up, his new name is:
CH, C-ATCH IV, CS-ATE, ARCH, RTCH Honeycreek Hurricane AKC– CGC, RAE, CD, MX, AXJ, XF, AXJP, AXP, XFP, ASCA – CD, REX, REMX, JS-O, GS-O, RV-O, APDT-RL1X, RL2, CPE-CL1, CL2, CL3, CL4, CL5, SpExST, SpExFH APDA-PDN-S, NWDA – WPT1, WPT2, WPT3, ROM I
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!
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.
CH. SD Marchmadness Triumph
Owned by Deborah Howe & Co-Owned and Handled by Monika Conrad – earning his Champion title in Concord, NC, June 4, 2016 with a 5 point major – WD/BOW/BOS
Never Say Never German Pinschers
This member joined the club in the late 1980s(1987?)and has been an active and working member ever since. She is also an active member of IDTC.
She served many terms on the Board of Directors, and is known for her calm and reasoned approach to all issues.
She is often seen driving the golf cart around at the dog shows. She has no problem in getting up early and being there for the early morning jobs. At the Salt City shows the golf cart would go back and forth between COP and the cow palace. At Wine Country, it still goes back and forth between the club and superintendent’s tent and the obedience area. IDTC Obedience chairs are thankful for her help.
She has owned and competed with all three variations of her breeds. Long haired, short haired and black, and has competed and titled dogs in AKC conformation, obedience, rally tracking, coursing and in many non-AKC venues as well. Weight pulling and now Barn Hunt are events her dogs excel at.
I am proud to have Anne Williams as my friend, and also proud to have her as a member of the Finger Lakes Kennel Club.
It is with great honor that I present her with the 2015 Good Sportsmanship Award!!!!
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.
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!
Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and 19th, 2015
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.