Welcome

GLCKCS established to represent, protect and promote the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. To encourage ethical conduct, preventative health testing and responsible breeding of the CKSC. To educate the public in the above objectives and support the general welfare of the breed.

GoodDog Grant

Great Lakes Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Inc. was awarded a grant from GoodDog.

Read more here…

2021 Club Event Schedule

Club meetings are intended for club members, but also open to anyone interested in more information about the club. 

We try to keep this list as accurate as possible. Please check back closer to the dates for all the information. Times and locations subject to change. 

FEBRUARY 28th, 2021 
Zoom Meeting @ 2pm

MARCH 28th, 2021 
Zoom Meeting @ 2pm

MAY 15th, 2021
GLCKCSC Inc. Annual Picnic @10am
Location: Dutton Shadyside Park
Annual Picnic Flyer

MAY 27 – 31 
Great Lakes CKCSC Specialty Shows @ Apple Blossom Cluster
Location: Kalamazoo Expo Center

MAY 27th, 2021 
Specialty Set Up & meeting
Location: Cavalier Barn, Kalamazoo Expo Center
Time: Evening after setup 

MAY 29th, 2021 
Wrap up & review meeting
Location: Cavalier Barn, Kalamazoo Expo Center
Time: After Health Clinic (approx. 4:30) @ Cavalier Barn

AUGUST 21 or 22nd?
Annual Meeting
Location: to be announced
Time: to be announced

OCTOBER 9 – 10
Fall Color Tour and Wine Tasting
Location: Home of Jen Lee, near Traverse City, MI 
Time: TBA

DEC – TBA
Christmas Gathering 
Location: TBA

 

 

 

Ackcsc – Judges Education

Great Lakes CKCSC Inc. is hosting an ACKCSC approved AKC Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Judges Education Seminar and Hands-on Workshop on Saturday, May 29th 2021 starting 30 minutes after Best In Show in main building, Room B

Light Appetizers and beverages will be served

$25.00 Aspiring and AKC Judges
Deadline May 16, 2020
$20 GLCKCSC Inc. Members 
$30.00 at the door

Ticket Type



For more information Contact: Deb Hedges    Shandeb_49065@yahoo.com

Ringside Mentoring by ACKCSC Parent Club approved mentors will be during the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel judging on Sunday, May 30th, 2021

Great Lakes CKCSC Specialty

Join us for for the 2020 Specialty at the Kalamazoo Apple Blossom Cluster. 

 

More info coming soon….

Lamont Yoder


Lamont grew up in a family of pet owners, and after researching breeds for his next pet in the 1980s, his first Cavalier came into his world in 1989.  In less than a year he added a second Cavalier and was hooked on the breed and the sport after his first show resulted in a ribbon among a huge puppy class under Susan Burgess with his first show dog, a tricolor female named Holly.  What Lamont didn’t know at the time was how his life would be impacted by Cavaliers, as his soul mate in life and wife had started her lifetime in Cavaliers just a few years earlier, in another country, with a tricolor female named Holly.  They would meet competing against each other at a dog show years later.

 

Lamont began breeding under the affix of Rattlebridge with Al & Meredith Johnson-Snyder while learning from their network of professional handlers and well tenured breeders and veterinarians in the local all breed kennel club.  Those years served him very well as he learned from many local, regional and a few national expert breeders and handlers who willingly shared with him their expertise, knowledge and a few tricks of the trade of which they would deny if ever shared.

 

In 1998, Charlene left her boarding-grooming-training business in Canada to move to Ohio and soon Lamont and Charlene were married, beginning to breed Cavaliers under the Woftam affix.   Over the past 10 years, Lamont and Charlene slowed in their breeding and showing temporarily to place priority on raising their children Ryan, 13 and Julia, 12 and supporting Lamont’s career focus.

 

Together, Lamont & Charlene have bred, owned, co-owned and showed over 60 champions in the breed, shown Cavaliers in six countries, imported a number of dogs from the U.K., and have met the most incredible people around the world as a result of our mutual love for this wonderful breed.  In addition to all the people he has met, Lamont’s highlights include his breeder/owner/handled all breed Best In Show win, and his National Specialty Best in Show win, one as breeder, one as co-owner.  Relocating to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2010, Lamont currently serves as the CEO of four hospitals and eight cancer centers in Arizona and Colorado for Banner Health, Arizona’s largest employer.

 

As a founding member of the ACKCSC, Lamont served as the inaugural Membership Chair, part of the “Original 12” to form the parent club and accomplish AKC recognition.

Great Lakes Cavalier Club – Specialty Box Lunches

Box Lunches ($15) will be provided on Friday May 28th, 2021 & Saturday May 29th, 2021 by the Grand Traverse Pie Company for those who wish to pre-order.

Orders must be placed and paid through Pay Pal by Sunday, May 13th, 2021 by 8pm.

Option 1.  Which Sandwich?

~ GT Chicken Salad
Our most popular sandwich, a true Michigan favorite. Chicken with grapes, Michigan dried cherries, onion, celery,  mayonnaise and lettuce blend on a flaky croissant.

~ Classic Turkey
Michigan turkey, fresh lettuce and tomato with mayonnaise on rustic sourdough bread

~ Mediterranean Veggie
Roasted red pepper, red onion, cucumber, tomato, feta, lettuce and roasted red pepper hummus on an herbed baguette

~ Turkey Reuben
Michigan turkey, creamy coleslaw, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on marbled rye.


Option 2.  What do you want with it? You can pick one combination
  

Chips & Pie –  Choose from these 4 pies…

~ Grand Traverse Cherry Crumb: Our top selling pie made with tart Michigan Montmorency cherries, sweetened up with love and a toasty crumb topping. Our Cherry Crumb is the “Signature Pie” of the National Cherry Festival held in July in Traverse City every year!

~ Peninsula Apple Crumb: Named for our many peninsulas in Northern Michigan. Filled with Michigan-picked, sun-ripened Northern Spy apples that have been tossed with cinnamon and sugar, and finished with our toasty crumb topping.

~ Peach: Sweet peaches, brown sugar and vanilla baked to perfection with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top of our flaky crust sprinkled. Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream for a heavenly treat, biting into these crisp peaches will have you pining for summer farmer’s markets.

~ Strawberry Rhubarb: It’s a marriage between sweetness and tartness as strawberries and rhubarb come together to form a most perfect pie. Handmade in our flaky pastry crust, this pie is in honor of the firefighters across the street from our original shop!

 – or – 

Chips & a Cookie… Choose from the following

Chocolate Chip
Cherry Oatmeal
Peanut Butter
Gluten Free – Cowboy cookie: Don’t let the gluten free description fool you. These cookies are the real deal, loaded with chocolate chips, oatmeal, pecans and coconut


Option 3.   Regular or Gluten Free? 


Sandwich
Addons
Meal Type
Choose Day


2018 Great Lakes CKCS Club Specialty Sponsors..

Thank you to our sponsors we are having wonderful items for the winners of our first specialty in the great state of Michigan! Remember the Apple Blossom Cluster has a history of 5-days of breed majors. Not only do we have a specialty, we are supporting the entries each day! People could finish their Cavaliers during that 5-days of shows! We have wonderful judges — Mary Hanus for the Specialty and Dr. Jason Maret for the sweepstakes. Please come and support us! The following it the list of our sponsors and prizes … The pottery items are made by Cindy Koehring! The BOB will receive a matching spaniel bowl and feeding dishes The BOS, WD and WB will receive single spaniel bowls. The following is the list of sponsors and items for the Great Lakes Cavalier Specialty held on May 24-25 in Kalamazoo, MI. Thank you to these wonderful sponsors!!!
BEST OF BREED –
Matching spaniel bowl and feeding dish made by Cindy Koehring, logo bath towel & logo bag & logo slip lead sponsored by Barbara Vacha, StoneRidge American Cockers & Cavaliers (USA)
Grooming coat offered by Suzanne Pouncey, Cedar Crest Cavaliers (USA).
Dog Bowl and toy offered by Carol Johnson, Forsythe Labradors & Bella Fleur Cavaliers (USA)
BEST of OPPOSITE –
Spaniel Bowl made by Cindy Koehring, logo bath towel & Logo bag & Logo slip lead sponsored by Deborah Hamblen, Ringside Cavaliers (USA)
Grooming coat offered by Suzanne Pouncey, Cedar Crest Cavaliers (USA).
$10.00 cash offered by Pat Kronemeyer
SELECT DOG Logo bag, logo hand towel and Logo slip lead sponsored by Alice Borregard, Wyndsong Cavaliers (USA)
SELECT BITCH Logo bag, logo hand towel and logo slip lead sponsored by Alice Dunn, Kalidunn Cavaliers (USA)
1st AWARD OF MERIT Logo bag, logo hand towel and logo slip lead sponsored by Margaret and Marvin Miller, Coverdale Cavaliers (USA)
2nd AWARD OF MERIT Logo bag, logo hand towel and logo slip lead sponsored by Margaret and Marvin Miller, Coverdale Cavaliers (USA)
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW Logo bag, logo hand towel and logo slip lead sponsored by Carolyn DeFiore, Vidor Cavaliers (USA)
BEST BRED BY EXHIBITOR Logo Hand Towel and logo slip lead sponsored by Carolyn DeFiore, Vidor Cavaliers (USA)
BEST AMATEUR OWNER HANDLER Logo Hand Towel and logo slip lead sponsored Deborah Hedges, Bepa Cavaliers (USA)
WINNERS DOG Spaniel Bowl made by Cindy Koehring, Logo grooming coat and logo slip lead sponsored by Joyce Quinlan, White Dove Cavaliers (USA) – In Memory of King Oliver
Grooming coat offered by Suzanne Pouncey, Cedar Crest Cavaliers (USA).
RESERVE WINNERS DOG Logo Bag and logo slip lead sponsored by Tracy Solomon
WINNERS BITCH Spaniel Bowl made by Cindy Koehring, Logo grooming coat and logo slip lead sponsored by Jill Martin & Verica Marik
Grooming coat offered by Suzanne Pouncey, Cedar Crest Cavaliers (USA).
RESERVE WINNERS BITCH Logo Bag and Logo slip lead sponsored by Tracy Solomon
BEST VETERAN Logo Towel and logo slip lead sponsored by Carolyn DeFiore, Vidor Cavaliers (USA)
BROOD BITCH Logo Bag & logo slip lead sponsored by James Hamblen, Ringside Cavaliers (USA)
STUD DOG Logo Bag & logo slip lead sponsored by Lisa Redmer
CLASSES FIRST PLACE Logo slip leads sponsored by
6-9 mo puppy dog – Bonnie Stewart
6-9 mo puppy bitch – Teresa Silva, Whiteriver Cavaliers (USA)
9-12 mo puppy dog – Jennifer Lee, Kingslee Cavaliers (USA)
9-12 mo puppy bitch – Jennifer Lee, Kingslee Cavaliers (USA)
12-18 mo puppy dog – Alice Borregard, Wyndsong Cavaliers (USA)
12-18 mo puppy bitch – Joni and Richard Marquardt, KingsMarq Cavaliers (USA)
BEST IN SWEEPS
Framed Art Print offered by Dr. Jason Maret, Nordic Hills Cavaliers
Logo bath towel & logo slip lead offered by the Great Lakes Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc.
BOS SWEEPS
Framed Art Print offered by Dr. Jason Maret, Nordic Hills Cavaliers
Logo bath towel & logo slip lead offered by the Great Lakes Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc.
BEST VETERANS IN SWEEPS Logo Hand Towel & logo slip lead sponsored by Hilda Brewer, Bowfort Cavaliers (UK)
BEST VETERANS OPPOSITE SEX Logo Hand Towel & logo slip lead sponsored by Virginia Barwell – Charlottetown Cavaliers (UK)
7yrs – 9yrs WINNER – Logo slip lead sponsored by Kari Selinger, Reflexions Cavaliers
9 yrs & older WINNER – Logo slip lead sponsored by Kari Selinger, Reflexions Cavaliers

Great Lakes CKCSC 2020 Specialty Show & Apple Blossom Cluster

 

Please join us for the 2020
Great Lakes Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Specialty
held at the
Kalamazoo Mi, Apple Blossom Cluster.

Schedule of Events

 

Friday May 22, 2020

5:00 pm – CGC & Trick Dog certifications

Best “Trick” competition

5:30 – 10:00 pm – Welcome Party

 

Saturday May 23, 2020

Great Lakes CKCSC Specialty Show

*Pre-Ordered Box Lunch:
Grand Traverse Pie Company *

Sweepstakes Judge –   Breeder Bettina Sterling of Holyoke CKCS

Specialty Judge – Breeder Lamont Yoder of Woftam CKCS



Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Judges Education
Banquet Room B

4:30pm – Seminar and Hands-on Workshop

ACKCS Club approved

$ 25.00 * Pre- registration
$ 30.00    At the door

 

Great Lakes CKCSC Inc. Evening Banquet*

6:45pm – (Fair Grounds Room B)

$ 25.00 * Pre – registration
$ 30.00    At the door

Must be prepaid at www.GreatLakesCavaliers.org *

Limited space, reservations encouraged

 

Sunday May 24, 2020

Ringside Mentoring 

 

 

Rescue

The Great Lakes CKCSC, Inc. is not a rescue organization. We demonstrate support for the ACKCS Rescue Trust, Inc. by club and/or individual donations.

There is an increase in the number of Cavaliers being surrendered to rescue because of our struggling economy. All of these rescues are very special Cavaliers and have so much love to give. If you would like to know more about Cavaliers who are currently in need of a forever home, including stories and photos please visit:

“The ACKCS Rescue Trust, Inc. is a full-service, all volunteer, rescue group and is in need of volunteers.  Please consider volunteering!  Our responsibility is to provide for the needs of any Cavalier coming into rescue for whatever reason”. http://cavalierrescuetrust.org/

“The Cavalier Rescue USA, Inc. is a national, foster home based, non-profit organization. They are dedicated to finding loving families for Cavaliers who are in need of new homes. The Cavaliers entrusted to us are evaluated for temperament, brought up to date medically, and cared for by our dedicated volunteers until a permanent, loving family is found to adopt them.” http://cavalierrescueusa.org

Video to come