2017 AKC Earth Dog Tests

2017 AKC Earth Dog Tests


2017 Earth Dog Test

JULY 22 & 23

Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s event and check back here for more information – coming soon!!!!!

Pictures below from past Earth Dog Trials



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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, BTCA2014_Devlin_BestVetAOMwas 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.



Spree Srnka MACHBig 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!






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.






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



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



Anne Williams – FLKC Good Sportsman Award 2015

Anne Williams – FLKC Good Sportsman Award 2015

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!!!!


Anne Williams accepting the 2015 FLKC Sportsmanship Award from Marg Puogh, the 2014 winner.

Anne Williams accepting the 2015 FLKC Sportsmanship Award from Marg Puogh, the 2014 winner.

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.

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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