Who are we?
We are a small club which was founded and registered with the Canadian Kennel Club on February 1, 1989. Our aim is to support and preserve the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed. Our membership consists of breeders, exhibitors in the conformation ring, competitors in the obedience, agility & rally rings, and families who just own and love their Cavaliers.
We encourage our breeders to do all feasible testing of their breeding stock in order to promote a healthy future for the breed. Our mission is to preserve the breed and provide happy, long-lived companions for all those who choose to share their lives with this wonderful little dog.
We hold an annual conformation specialty show and we support the entries at two other shows during the year, one in the Okanagan area and one in the Lower Mainland. We hold a spring and fall walk, an annual picnic in the summer and a Christmas Party in December for Cavalier lovers and their dogs. Please visit our events page or our Facebook page for more information.
How to join the club?
We're always happy to welcome new members to our club! If you have a Cavalier and would like to join, please email Susan Thompson, our membership chair. Membership fees are $25 per year for single membership and $30 per year for a family membership. Why join? We organize a host of activities every year, from picnics to Cavalier walks to dog shows, and our humans and dogs alike all have a ton of fun!
Beware of buying puppies produced by puppy mills, "backyard breeders" and breeders offering many breeds. These businesses produce a large number of dogs so human contact is severely limited. The resulting puppies are not socialized. Puppy mills are often the source of dogs sold through pet shops. They usually do not screen for health problems and will be unable to produce health clearances for their breeding stock. Always visit the breeder before buying the puppy. Make sure the mother is on the premises and available for you to see. Confirm the Canadian Kennel Club registration of the parents and the puppy you are about to purchase. It is against the law for a breeder to sell an unregistered dog as purebred or to offer one at a lower price without registration papers. In addition, "breeders" who breed Cavaliers and mixed-breed dogs such as Cavapoos or Beagliers are NEVER reputable breeders.
For more information about choosing a purebred dog, visit the Canadian Kennel Club website.