Finger Lakes KC Show – Friday, 3/30/18 – Syracuse, NY

We do need members to volunteer to help out on Friday, so if you can be there, your help will be appreciated.

If you have any questions for Pat Welch, prior to the show, you can contact her by email at or by phone at (607)272-2023 (H) or (607)227-6782 (C).

Pat does advise that due to recent actions by PETA, at Crufts and shows in the USA, that everyone should pay attention and be vigilant.

Deborah J. Howe, FLKC Secretary
Never Say Never German Pinschers
958 Cortland Rd.
Groton, NY 13073

FLKC 2018 Spring Match – 3/3/2018

FLKC 2018 Spring Match – 3/3/2018

Another Match is in the books! Amanda & I want to say HUGE THANK YOU’S to all who helped before,
during and after the Finger Lakes Kennel Club Match on 3/3/18!!
We had many compliments, a couple folks who want to join the club, and it felt like it went fairly smoothly.

Thank you to the Judges – Kim VentBarbara DrakeJacklynn Gingerich and D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht and to the CGC/CGCA/Trick Dog Testing Evaluator, Marg Pough. You Ladies did a great job!!

Thank you to Renee Strong, Pat O’Donnell & the Locke Fire Department for cooking food, setting up the
rings & matting and taking it all down and letting us hold our Match at the facility.
Because of EVERYONE’s help we had a successful Match.
Thank you most of all to the Exhibitors that brought your dogs out! 
Without all of you, there would be no Match!
Thank you,
Amanda Pough & Debi Howe, Match Co-Chairs


Remembering Life Member…..Donna Webster

Donna L Webster
(September 6, 1941 – July 27, 2017) 

Donna was the daughter of the late Gilbert D. and Flossie J. Dawley Rowe Webster. She was also predeceased by long-time friend and mentor PK Lovelace in 2002. Originally from Oneida County, Donna resided in Tompkins County for many years. She was retired from Emerson Power Transmission Corp in Ithaca, NY. Donna’s avocation in life was dogs. She owned, bred and showed many different breeds including Borzoi, Saluki, Doberman Pinschers, Miniature Pinschers, Shiba Inu and German Pinschers, under the Lazy Acres prefix. Donna was influential in helping the German Pinscher become an AKC recognized breed. She was a judge for the American Kennel Club. She was a life member & officer of the Finger Lakes Kennel Club and Ithaca Dog Training Club. Donna was also a member & served on the BOD and Officer positions, as well as Rescue for the German Pinscher Club of America and she was a life member of the 13 Colonies German Pinscher Club. For many years Donna and PK Lovelace taught young dog lovers in the 4-H Dog program. In addition, Donna and PK taught adult handling classes on a weekly basis for the Finger Lakes Kennel Club. Donna will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.
2016 Finger Lakes Kennel Club Good Sportsmanship Award

2016 Finger Lakes Kennel Club Good Sportsmanship Award

Shortly after she got married in 1969, this member got her first English Setter, from fellow member Ann Hubbell. She applied to the club in late 1971 and was voted into membership in early 1972. She was honored with Life Membership in 1992.

This member has held almost every position in the club: President, Vice President, Secretary, many terms on the Board and served on the Ethics Committee. Throughout her membership her family has owned hunting Beagles and various other breeds. Recently she has owned Tibetan Spaniels with her current breed being Miniature Poodles. She shows in Conformation and Agility, and has earned a Dual Championship (Breed Champion and Master Agility Champion) on one of her Poodles. She continues to serve the club to this date as our current Match Show Secretary, Agility Trial Chair and Vice President.

It is with much appreciation that we present CAROL SRNKA with the 2016 Finger Lakes Kennel Club Good Sportsmanship Award.DSCN1325

Finger Lakes Kennel Club Helps Local Fire Department Save Pets Of All Sizes

The Finger Lakes Kennel Club presented the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response with two Pet Oxygen Mask kits at the club’s July 12 Meeting.  Beth Harrington, Assistant Director/EMS Coordinator, accepted the donation which will be deployed to the Dryden Ambulance/Fire Department. The donation of the Pet Oxygen Mask kits means that the Dryden Ambulance/Fire Department will be able to outfit two of their trucks, helping them provide better care to the community.  
According to Wag’N Enterprises, LLC who produces the oxygen mask kits, “far too many pets die each year of smoke asphyxiation…. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen masks. These specially-designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.”  Each kit allows rescue workers to help animals as small as birds & pockets pets up to large dogs.
 The Finger Lakes Kennel Club raised the funds for these Pet Oxygen Mask kits at their Spring Match show this past March.  They plan to hold additional fund raisers to support the purchase of additional kits for the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response.
"Amanda Pough, member of FLKC, presented the Pet Oxygen Mask kits to Beth Harrington, Assistant Director/EMS Coordinator".

“Amanda Pough, member of FLKC, presented the Pet Oxygen Mask kits to Beth Harrington, Assistant Director/EMS Coordinator”.

Organized in the 1940’s, the Finger Lakes Kennel Club, Inc. Includes members from a wide area of central New York’s Finger Lakes region.  The Club’s missions include the  directive to “protect and advance the interests of dogs.” This donation continues a tradition of donations to organizations as diverse as local shelters to Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health, all whom “protect and advance the interests of dogs.” More information may found at or by Secretary Debi Howe –

New Lifetime Member Recipient – Mona Shaw


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.

Congratulations Mona!!!!!!!

Member Brags……………..

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: 



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



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