our next Event will be
Sunday 26th February 2017
at Worplesdon Starting at 10a.m.
Please note. Heart and eye testing to commence at
11.30 am until 4.30pm (booked appointments only no more than 6 dogs per member)
Please contact Mrs. A. Blackburn (Vice Chairman) on 01494 674450 from 5th January 2017 onwards.Please ring between 10.a.m. -9p.m. ONLY. Messages can be left if no reply.
Montem Leisure Centre
Slough, SL1 2QG
Judge (Dogs): Mrs K Li (Avalcier)
Judge (Bitches): Mr P J Hill (Montcolly)
Referee: Mrs Paula Stark (Tayfern)
Most Club members are Cavalier owners who do not show dogs and the Club offers the following additional activities.
In May, there is a Fun Day / Bar-B-Q with outdoor games, stalls and refreshments. The proceeds go to the Southern Cavalier Welfare.
In September / October we run a Health & Welfare Day (formerly called the Open Day / Roadshow) which is slightly more serious and offers heart and eye testing by specialists and an opportunity to talk to other owners / breeders on any Cavalier related topic.
In November/December, there is a Christmas Party with indoor games, stalls and refreshments and again all proceeds go to the Southern Cavalier Welfare.
We publish an annual magazine called 'Cavalcade' and we shall also offer other seminars and events as required.
Southern Cavalier Welfare is run by volunteers to provide advice and to rehome or rescue Cavaliers (for whatever reason). The Fun Day and Christmas Party are particularly geared to attract rescue Cavaliers but all breeds are welcome.
If you are interested in joining our club, please go to the Membership Section. Please read our club's Rules, Code of Ethics (COE) & Code of Best Practice (COBP) should you wish to apply for membership.
You can be assured that the Southern Club committee will always take responsibility for promoting the health and well being of Cavaliers.
Ann Gill writes:
Margaret Ann was the daughter of Colonel James Baldwin who founded the Picardy kennel and was instrumental in introducing the German Shepherd dog to the UK and getting the “Alsatian” as it as known at that time recognised by the Kennel Club. She showed and handled GSDs whilst still at school and by the mid 50’s she was judging GSDs as well as obedience and trials at Championship and international events. She judged on the Continent, in the USA, Australia and New Zealand as well as a judging tour of Africa. Whilst living in the United States she ran all breed training classes in Alabama and was head trainer for the GSD League of Northern California. In this country she judged Crufts 3 times and the first time she judged at Crufts was also the first time a GSD went BIS. She also twice judged at the RAF Police Dog Championship Finals and also judged at the Metropolitan Police Dog Championships.
When the Germanic type of GSD took over she transferred her interest to Cavaliers. She very much admired the Salador kennels and bought a Blenheim bitch from Sheila Smith which she mated to Kindrum Alberto who produced 3 lovely puppies which were shown with considerable success the most well known being Picardy’s Anna-Maria. She also had a b/t bitch from Ruth Mochrie to start her wholecolour line and Picardy’s Corbin went to Bridgette Evans and features in many of her dog’s pedigrees. When in her mid-70’s she served on the Southern Cavalier Committee for 4 years and also edited the Club’s “Cavalcade” magazine.
In her later life she also had an Affenpinscher companion.
In the past few years she had been resident in a nursing home. Whilst frail in body she was mentally alert and always eager to hear what was happening in the Cavalier world. She was a lady of immense knowledge, great kindness, generous spirit and very dear friend.
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