Cirius Kennels

Stormville, NY 12582


About Us
About Us
Our Dogs
Brian and Jennifer are a husband and wife team that run Cirius Kennels.  They are both graduates from Cornell University with a B.S. in Animal Science. Their coursework gives them insight into topics such as canine nutrition, behavior, anatomy, and reproductive issues.  This added knowledge helps them understand the dog from the inside out. 

Brian has almost 25 years of experience training dogs.  He began his career with dogs at the age of 10 racing, training, and showing purebred Siberian Husky sled dogs.  Throughout his work with sled dogs, he worked as an obedience assistant and a handler for AKC obedience and conformation shows.  He earned various titles in the show ring, and won a multitude of sled dog races over the years.  Brian furthered his interests in dogs at Cornell working as a research assistant for Arleigh Reynolds, DVM who specialized in sled dog nutrition.  During his work at Cornell, Brian completed research for Iams dog food, as well as learned about the nutritional requirements of working dogs.  In recent years, Brian has been working with his 6 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever, Trek, on perfecting his tracking/trailing techniques.  Brian is also an evaluator for the AKC's Canine Good CitizenŽ (CGC) Program .

Jennifer also has a background in animal research at Cornell as a research assistant working with exercising racehorses.  She has been training obedience dogs for almost 15 years.  Her Australian Shepherd, Gage, earned his CD title in three straight shows, taking 1st place in his final show.  He also completed his CDX title in four shows by the age of 1 1/2.  Brian and Jennifer are currently working with their two newest additions, Boomer and Candy, on their hunting titles, AKC obedience, and tracking.

This past year, we are excited to begin working with our field labs on their hunting/field work.  Candy has is getting ready for her first season of field trials this spring and Boomer will be ready this fall.  We recently became members of the Westchester Retriever Club in order to be able to train with others interested in training and working retrieving dogs.