Reserved Grooming!



Just a reminder that for the first time there will be reserved grooming available at our show. We have lots of free grooming space (all in the same building with the rings), but we have been told that some people would be willing to pay to have a good spot reserved for them so they didn’t have to worry about it.

So the spots immediately adjacent to the rings will be reserved for the weekend for $25 each section.

(I don’t have an immediate size, but approximately 8 by 10) There is electric at each site.

If you’d like to reserve a space, send us an email at, send us a check to Fort St. Clair Kennel Club, 1010 W. Riverview Ave, Dayton, OH 45402, or give us a call at (937) 781-6561. We need to know by Monday, April 21 so that we may mark off the spaces.

NEW!! Pre-entry for CAT Test After All.


First, our apologies for not having our ducks in a row.  We started off misinformed and this has been a pretty steep learning curve for us. Initially we thought we would not have time to get a premium list together before the trial date, but we did and we have it. And here it is! Just click the link “FSCKCCAT premium” below, and there you have it.

We have limited entries to 60. The trial will close on Sunday, April 27th (at noon) unless it fills first by pre-entry. If it does fill first through pre-entry, we will announce this here and on our Facebook page, and on our MB-F page.


Training Classes Begin Feb. 3!


New Series of Training Classes Begin Monday, February 3, 2014 ~ Inside and Heated


We’re offering obedience and conformation classes on Monday evenings, beginning February 3rd and running through March 10th.

6:30 p.m.  Beginning Obedience

60-minute beginning obedience course for people who want to make their dog easier to live with. This is not competitive obedience training, though it could certainly lay the groundwork for that. The instructor, Lori Genaw, wants to make sure that people who took previous classes know that they are welcome to come back to continue their training as well as newcomers who are just getting started. The cost of the obedience class is $50 for 6 sessions. We have a special offer for people who have adopted their dogs from the Humane Society of Preble County– you can take this course for just $25! The class is an hour-long, and is open to puppies and adult dogs. Handlers should be 10 and up, and we ask that minors be accompanied by at least one parent. For dogs that are ready at the completion of the course, you may have your dog tested for a Canine Good Citizen title. This is not only a nice accomplishment for you and your dog, but can ease your situation with home insurance.

7:30  Conformation

Conformation Classes last 60-minutes and over the course of six weeks we will cover showing indoors, stacking in front of a mirror, video feedback, cavaletti work, free-stacking, hand-stacking, gaiting, lead control and bait management. Dogs of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.  Handlers should be at least 10 years old, and we ask that minors be accompanied by at least one parent. The cost for Conformation classes is $25 for six weeks, or $5 per class if you just want to drop  by for one or two.

All classes are free for members of Fort St. Clair Kennel Club. Maybe you should think about joining?

Classes are held in the School Building at Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St, Eaton, OH. It’s on the south side of the fairgrounds, and has numerous “garage” doors.  Look for parked cars.

If you’d like more information or to pre-register, please call Lori Genaw (937) 696-2585; or email the club at



Remembering Sue Malinowski

SueMalinowskiIt is with great sadness that we learned of the death of former member, AKC judge Susan A. (Preston) Malinowski. Sue died in hospice on Tuesday, November 12, from pancreatic cancer. She was 63. A well-known fancier of Great Pyrenees, Sue was a respected breeder-judge, and had been active in judging a number of other working breeds. She was a member of Fort St. Clair Kennel Club until 2009, when she and her husband retired to The Villages in Lake County, Florida. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, but are yet to be announced. Condolences can be sent to Sue’s widower, Ken Malinowski at the family home, 2031 Watson Terrace, The Villages, FL 32162.
The winner of Best of Breed in Great Pyrenees at the Fort St. Clair Kennel Club show in April 2014 will be awarded an engraved silver-plated bowl in Sue’s memory.