Patricia Flanagan, Kinsman, OH (CCA)
I have been exhibiting show dogs for over 43 years starting first with an Irish Setter. In the mid 80’s, I became interested in the Skye Terrier which became the beginning of Traeloch. During the early 90’s I began to professionally handle Golden Retrievers who quickly stole my heart! I was offered the opportunity to co-own a puppy bitch from a breeding done by Kay Gosling of Gosling Golden Retrievers. This puppy bitch became Ch. Gosling’s I’ll Do It My Way OD BISS BVIS, better known to all as "Frankie" my foundation bitch. Frankie gave me a wonderful legacy to build on with many successful offspring to the credit of Traeloch Goldens, not only in conformation but the performance arena as well.
I have been past President of the Northeastern New York Golden Retriever Club, past Vice President & co-founder of the Appalachian Golden Retriever Club of West Virginia and a past member of the Cuyahoga Valley Golden Retriever Club. I was the Specialty Chair for their June Specialties for 4 years. I am currently a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club and I am also a member of the GRCA Breeders Education Committee.
In 2015 I decided it was time to give back to the sport and the breeds that had given me many successes and wonderful memories, so I applied to AKC to judge both Skye Terriers and Golden Retrievers. I enjoy mentoring newcomers to the breeds I love and have found that evaluating CCA events is also a way to help people understand the standard of the Golden. I had the opportunity to judge the CCA at the 2018 National in Missouri and would like to thank the GRCA once again for the opportunity to judge the CCA at this year’s national.