Club Information

Organized to promote the breeding, care and showing of American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized dog breeds, and  incorporated on November 15, 1944, the Finger Lakes Kennel Club, Inc. includes members from a wide area of central New York’s Finger Lakes region.  The Club’s mission is:

* To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs
* To protect and advance the interests of dogs and to encourage sportsman-like competition at dog events
* To conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, obedience trials and other canine events under the rules of the AKC
* To provide the general public assistance and education regarding the selection and care of purebred dogs

Like today, during the early years the club supported and promoted many health and animal disease initiatives such as local rabies clinics, the SPCA, and Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health — one of the oldest research centers dedicated to the study of veterinary infectious diseases, immunology, genetics, and reproduction.  Most Club meetings are still held at the Baker Institute.  Club members participate in many competitive events that include conformation showing, obedience, rally, agility, earthdog tests, lure coursing, field trials, hunt tests.  The membership represents nearly 50 AKC recognized breeds and many members are active in rescue organizations, training and breeding.  The Club supports veterinary students with annually awarded scholarship funding.

Click here to view the Finger Lakes Kennel Club Bylaws

AKC Code of Sportsmanship

For more information contact President Ereign Seacord – or Secretary Debi Howe –