American Eskimo Dog Association
The Finger Lakes American Eskimo Dog Association was formed in 1990 by a small group of people who love the American Eskimo Dog. They had been showing but there were no clubs in the central New York area so thought that they would fix that. They started off with just a handful of people and have grown a little in the past 21 years (WOW, 21 years!! Where has the time gone!) We started out doing conformation shows and obedience shows but now just do conformation because we don't have the members to do obedience any longer.
We now do 3 weekends of all-breed shows a year. Until this year, we had two but in 2009, we will start having a third show. Our normal shows are in May and July and we have them at the Locke Volunteer Fire Station in Locke, NY. It is a wide open field plus a building to hold raffles. Plus the Fire Station uses our shows as fund raisers and provide food for the shows (breakfast sandwiches in the mornings and burgers and dogs for lunch). And our shows would not be complete without the Muffin Lady - she brings her homemade wares to our shows and they are fantastic!! There is also another building to use when it rains and for the shows that we are starting in October. In addition to the breakfast and lunch that the fire station does, we have a chicken barbecue on Saturday night of our July show. One of our members has married a man who likes to cook and he does a fantastic chicken barbecue - chicken, ribs, salt potatoes, salads, and dessert. It is a chance for everyone to sit around and shoot the breeze, No need to run off to get supper when it is right there on the show site. We have a great show with great people and we encourage everyone to come.
The Finger Lakes American Eskimo Dog Association
will be holding
2 more weekends of UKC All-Breed Conformation Shows and2 more weekend of UKC ALT All-Breed Conformation Shows
Three weekends of shows are planned for 2010. The first one was May 13, 14 & 15. The second weekend will be July 22, 23 & 24 and the third and final weekend will be November 4, 5 & 6. The judges for the show include Patrick O'Donnell for Friday night; Carrianne Glenn & Tami Hayden for Saturday and Dorothy Jacobs for Sunday. In November, the judges include Betty Umberto, Don Wells, so far . I can't remember the name of the other two judges for Friday night. More information on the July show can be found on our flyer
I have created a new FaceBook page for the photos that are taken at our shows. Anyone can view them, even if you are not on FaceBook. Go to: FaceBook and search for "Finger Lake American Eskimo Dog Club - Show Pictures".
NEW TO UKC??
Here is a pdf file that can answer alot of your questions. It is full of great information on the how to's of showing in UKC shows. Tells you how to register your dogs and what to expect at shows. You will find it very helpful. It is quite a large file so will take a couple of minutes to open.
At the July 2007 show, we had a surprise when Barbara Deigan came to show her last eskie in obedience. Barb has been in eskies since 1971 and has been an icon of the breed for as long as I have been in the breed. She is also a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor (ask Pat O'Donnell about Moodus, CT). We had a few "old time" eskie people at the show and got them together for a picture. I am glad that Barbara came to the show and we were able to get a picture because Barbara died in November 2007 at the age of 69. We were shocked! She will really be missed!
From left to right, Sue O'Donnell, Eleanor Cassidy Main, myself, Bill Brown, Pat Brown and Pat O'Donnell with Barb Deigan on the scooter in the middle.
The show for May 2011 is now over and we had another wonderful weekend. David Kittridge did very well on Friday night. On Saturday, Joe Allen was suppose to judge for us but this flight out of Indianapolis was canceled - said the plane was broken and he wouldn't have been able to get a flight until Saturday something. We were lucky that there was another senior judge at the show - she was suppose to apprentice for Joe for eskies but accepted the assignment as an emergency judge. Thank you, Carleen Farrington, for stepping in and helping us out!! You did a great job. We had alot of nice dogs there - big ones and little ones and a great time was had by all.
At the July 2004 show, we started a new tradition - a rotating trophy for "The Best of the Best of Show".
It is called the "Edgar Gray Memorial Rotating Trophy" and is named after one of the founding members of our club and the father of the president of our club. It is an all mahogany trophy made especially for us by the company that Renee O'Donnell use to work for and it is beautiful!! We will put a plaque on the base with the name of the winner each year and the owners can keep the trophy for a year and bring it back the following year. This year we had to add a bottom because the place for labels was full. Here is a picture of the trophy itself. Isn't it beautiful?
This year's Best of the Best trophy stayed in New York with a beautiful Dalmation named McDottie Irish Arrow of Sunshine owned by Jennifer McLaughlin. The other Best in Show winners were a beautiful American Pit Bull Terrier, a wirehaired Dachshund and an Australian Shepherd (the Dachshund and Aussie could not stay for Sunday). If I had been judging, I would have found it very hard to make the decision. The three judges included Renee Strong, Eleanor Main and Marilyn O'Neill.
PICTURES FROM MAY 2011 SHOW
Ch. Pat's Irish Alpine Custom Built (Vinnie)
Owned by Suzanne O'Donnell & Renee Strong
Grands Class - Friday; Saturday Show 1 & 2; Sunday
Best of Breed - Saturday Show 1 & 2; Sunday
BEST IN MULTIBREED SHOW - Saturday Show 1
Ch. Pat's Irish Alpine Phenomena (Mena)
Champion of Champions - Friday, Saturday show 1 & 2
Best of Breed - Friday
Miracle Eskimos (Carol's Brag Page)
LINKS TO OTHER SITES ON THE WEB
United Kennel Club
National American Eskimo Dog Assoc.
National AKC Parent Organization
Heart Bandits American Eskimo Rescue
California AE Assoc.
American Eskimo Dog Association of Oregon
American Eskimo Dog Club of New England
American Eskimo Dog Club of Washington
Northern Lights American Eskimo Dog Club.- WI/MN
North West American Eskimo Dog Association- CA
Southeast Texas American Eskimo Club
Maple Leaf Kennel Club - Ontario, Canada
Silver City K-9 Club - MA
DeCaC's Pet Supply
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