Claddagh Kennels is a family endeavor.  Our "kennels" is really just our home on Long Island in New York.  We have had GSPs since we brought home our first puppy in 1988.  His name was "Bud" or more formally, "Willoughby's Weiser Bud JH" and he was the start of our great love of this amazing breed.  That is Bud pictured on the right.  GSPs helped us to raise our kids and our kids help us to raise GSPs.  We strive to breed healthy well adjusted dogs who conform to our breed standard and can happily do the job they were bred to do. 

We like to go to dog shows and compete in the breed ring. We also run in hunting tests and do some obedience.  Our dogs are well rounded and enjoyable to be around.  They are more enjoyable the older they get of course!  GSP puppies are a commitment, that is for sure.

We are proud to be AKC Breeders of Merit.  We are members of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America, the Long Island German Shorthaired Pointer Club and the Westbury Kennel Association. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  If we don't have the answer we will do our best to find it for you!

Latest News!

Flynn starting 2017 off right! 

Young Flynn started off the new year with a nice Best of Breed over top ranked dogs, earning 21 breed points in Springfield, MA at Merrimack Kennel Club under judge Lisa Warren.  His litter sister Wren won her fourth major at the same show going WB /BOW and now needs one point to finish.  Congratulations to John Marinos on Cole's select dog, over a nice group of male specials at 9 years of age!

Nice weekend for Claddagh kids despite the horrible weather!  

Link new Grand Champion! 

Link started off the year earning his Grand Champion title by going select dog in an entry of 8 dog specials.  Not bad for a dog soon to be a veteran!  

New Champion! 

Congratulations to Ed and Kristin DeBono on their new champion!  James, now Ch. Claddagh's Woods Hafen US Ambassador to Demorz finished on Saturday at the Brookhaven Kennel Club under judge Nathanial Horn.  Thank you to all of the judges who recognized James!  And to everyone who helped him earn this title.  

New England Sporting Group Association 

We had a great time at the NESGA shows this weekend.  Malibu was Select Bitch for a four point major and won the Gun Dog class on Saturday under breeder judge Steve Herman.  Flynn was Best In Sweepstakes under respected judge Bill Shelton on Sunday and Malibu won the Gun Dog class again under Bonnie Threlfall.

Rockland County Kennel Club - Sunday 

Today Mr. Flynn was Winners Dog for his third time in two weekends under respected breeder judge Rita Bell!  Malibu was Select Bitch for a three point GCh major!  A great day despite the snow for Claddagh Kennels!

LIGSPC Winter Specialty Show 

Malibu brought home a very special Valentine;s Day gift in the form of a new Best in Specialty Show title from the LIGSPC Winter Specialty in Holbrook NY under Mr. Guy Jeavons.  This is the third BISS for Claddagh Kennels and a very special win for us :-)

Flynn's second Specialty Show! 

Today we went to the Sleepy Hollow GSPC Specialty Show in Rye, NY.  He was awarded Best in Puppy Sweepstakes and Winners Dog for his second major at his second show. Flynn now has 7 points, and two Specialty majors at 6 months and one day old!

Flynn makes his debut and comes home a winner! 

Flynn made his official AKC ring debut today at the LIGSPC back to back specialties.  He came home with a Best in Puppy Sweepstakes, reserve to the major at his first show in the morning and Winners Dog and Best of Winners in the afternoon for his first four points on his 6 month birthday!  This puppy is a dream come true!