The Cirneco dell'Etna Club
The Club was formed in 2009 and in 2010 accepted for affiliation by the Kennel Club. The objects of the Club are to encourage and promote interest in the breed, and watch the breed's interests paying particular attention to the original function of the breed, the country of origin and its Breed Standard and to organise and support shows under the Kennel Club's Rules and Regulations.
Membership has grown steadily over these first years and at the present time there are more than eighty members.
The committee is formed by seven members all dedicated to protecting and furthering the breed in the UK. The three officers at the present time are the Chairman, Michele Farleigh, who owns, breeds and shows Cirnechi as well as Rhodesian Ridgbacks, the Secretary, Sarah Connatty, a KC registered Good Citizen assessor, a scent work trainer and judge, a Natonal Nosework Association KCAI, KCGC assessor and a NNA and SWUK Judge and Trial Official. Our Treasurer, Debbie McDonnell, obedience trainer and owner of a growing pack of Cirnechi.