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.

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

APRIL 25th, 2021 
In person meeting & puppy match
Location: In person meeting & puppy match
Time: TBD

MAY 23rd, 2021
Zoom “Show Committee Meeting”

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

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.

Saturday Great Lakes Cavalier Club – Specialty Box Lunches

Box Lunches ($15) will be provided on Saturday May 29th, 2019 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.

~ Ham & Havarti
Smoked ham, Havarti cheese, cherry apple butter and spicy mustard on an herbed baguette

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

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

Choose Chips & a pickle


Chips & Pie –  Choose from these 2…

~ 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!

~ Apple Crumb with Caramel and Pecans: We start with our Peninsula Apple Crumb pie, then we add toasted pecans and drizzle of caramel on top to make a finale that will tempt every taste bud!


Chips & a Cookie… Choose from the following

Chocolate Chip
Cherry Oatmeal
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? 

Boxed Lunch Options ($15) Per Box

Meal Type

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!!!
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)
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)
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.
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 




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

Board of Directors

Meet our Current Board of Directors and others serving GLCKCSC

Photo coming soon

President – Brenda Bromley

Brenda is a retired RN who grew up on a farm in western Michigan, where animals were always the central part of life.  Her mom bred Boston Terriers so they always had dogs and puppies to love and train. Brenda fell in love with Cavaliers and began showing and breeding them in 2002.  Her mother Jean later partnered with her until she passed away in 2017.  Jean always loved her Bostons, but there were several things about them she would like to have changed. In her eyes the Cavaliers were perfect and she wouldn’t change a thing. Faith,  the first champion Brenda bred, will be 15 this summer.  She is still the reining queen of the house, although she sleeps a lot more these days.  Brenda is also very proud of her Lenny, who was the #10 ranked AKC Champion Cavalier in 2014.
Brenda has been a member of the Great Lakes Cavalier Club since 2010, and has served as Vice President since 2013.

Vice President/ Breeder Referral / Web & Media  – Jennifer Lee

The Lee family inherited their first cavalier from a breeder friend years ago. Jennifer became interested in breeding and showing in AKC Conformation classes and found a mentor in Brenda. Jennifer joined the Great Lakes CKCSC Club in 2014. She began helping with flyers and graphic design related projects within the club. She has made many wonderful friends within the Great Lakes CKCS Club. In 2014 the Lee family became a foster home for Cavalier Rescue USA. In 2015, Jennifer was blessed with the opportunity to combine her love of cavaliers, photography & design and began to reconstruct the Great Lakes CKCSC website that was launched in 2016. In 2017 she began serving as the club Secretary, and continues to serve as the Breeder Referral and Webmistress.

Corresponding Secretary – Carol Lynn Johnson

Recording Secretary – Amy McBain

Treasurer – Deb  Hedges

Membership Chair – Teresa Silva



Director – Kari Selinger

Kari Selinger was clinically trained as an Athletic Trainer specializing in Aquatic Therapy following college at Central Michigan. Having been raised with German Shepherds and other large breed dogs, it was in 1997 when Kari began her dog training business that Cavaliers entered her life. She made dog training her full time career in 2002 with a focus on behavior issues and performance. Professionally she is a member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, Certified Agility Instructor, founding member of German Shepherd Rescue of MI, and active foster home for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Personally Kari has put advanced performance titles in agility, obedience, rally, tracking and Schutzhund on more then 15 German Shepherds and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Currently home to six CKCS. Among them is Trinket, AKC’s Top MACH dog for 2013, the first and only Cavalier to earn the award. Trinket was also a finalist at the 2014 AKC Agility Nationals and Agility Invitationals. Kari is the proud mother to a high school son Clayton and has been with her husband Chuck for over 25 years. She lives and trains at her home in Ceresco with her six Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and three German Shepherd Dogs.


Director – Joyce Quinlan

Joyce Quinlan has always had a passion for animals.  As a young girl, she would rescue ducks from freezing in the ice on Lake St. Clair.  Her family started raising Labradors for Leader Dogs for the blind school in 1996.  They have whelped and raised over 50 puppies for the school, which has been a very rewarding experience.

She met her first Cavalier in 2003 and became instantly in love with the breed.  Her first Cavalier is twelve years old now and is still the life of the household.  She enjoys conformation, rally and therapy visits with her dogs.  To date she has four AKC Champions.

Her husband of 36 years also shares in her passion of animals.  They live on a horse farm and have foaled thirteen Missouri Fox Trotters.  They enjoy camping and trail riding across the U.S.A.

She was a 4-H Youth leader and coached her children’s drill team and equestrian team.  The drill team performed at Equitana and the Michigan State Fair yearly.   They also volunteered their horses for Community Mental Health and Handicapped Riders.

She is proud to have raised three beautiful daughters and enjoys their four grandchildren that share in the love for animals.

Having always enjoyed art and working with her hands she is a dental ceramist making crowns and veneers since 1975.  She is the founder of White Dove Concessions serving a Mexican menu at fairs and festivals during the summer months.

Canine Good Citizen

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Program teaches responsible dog ownership to owners and basic training and good manners to dogs.  All Cavaliers, including both registered and rescue dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC).  Michigan is one of 34 states that have passed Canine Good Citizen resolutions to advocate responsible dog ownership.

The evaluation consists of:
Accepting a friendly stranger.
Sitting politely for petting.
Allowing basic grooming procedures.
Walking on a loose lead.
Walking through a crowd.
Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place.
Coming when called.
Reacting appropriately to another dog.
Reacting appropriately to distractions.
Calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner.