Both Ming and I grew up with dogs in the family, Ming with his family GSD and me with my 2 cross bred Pekingnese (one of which I inherited from my aunt). It broke my heart when I had to leave my surviving dog behind with my mum when I came over to the UK. Since then, after marriage and children, we decided to extend our family with a pet Cavalier and our ruby boy, Leelyn Cluedo joined the household.
We started campaigning Cluedo in 1998 and are delighted to have him win many first prizes, gaining lifetime qualification for Crufts in 1999 through his stud book number with a Challenge Certificate and Reserve Challenge Certificate. Not long after starting to show, we were joined by our girls, Toraylac Incarvillea (Inca) and Rossbonny the Duchess (Duchess). Inca qualified for Crufts 2000 and Duchess, although we showed her sparingly, has won puppy Group 1 and best puppy in breed awards at open show level. We are very fortunate to have acquired all three of them and cannot thank their breeders and their judges enough.
Both our girls produced for us for the show ring. Inca is behind all the Avalciers currently in our household. Regrettably we have not continued Duchess's line. We showed two of Inca's pups from her first litter, AVALCIER ATOMIC BLAZE (Tom) and AVALCIER EMERALD SPRAY (Emer). In their first year of showing Tom and Emer both qualified for Crufts 2002 and the Parent CKCS Club Pup of the Year contest. Tom and Emer subsequently gained their stud book numbers.
Emer's first litter produced AVALCIER ALESSANDRO JW, along with his Junior Warrant, Best Puppy in Show at both a Club Championship Show and an All Breed Open Show, his many achievements included a first place at Crufts 2004. His sister AVALCIER ZOE gained her stud book with limited campaigning.
Inca's second litter produced AVALCIER ELLE. Elle qualified for Crufts 2003 many times over, the Parent CKCS Club Pup of the Year contest and a memorable Best Puppy in Breed award at the South Wales Championship Show 2002. Elle was the Parent CKCS Club Puppy Tray - Bitch winner on points for 2002. She then went on to gain her stud book number.
Whilst Elle was in the show ring, we mated her litter sister giving us AVALCIER TALIA who qualified for Crufts. Due to an unfortunate accident, Talia had to be retired from the show ring. Alessandro and Elle produced our very first Avalcier to Avalcier mating. Two sisters of this litter, AVALCIER MIA and AVALCIER CHARLIZE qualified for Crufts with Charlize gaining her stud book number. Charlize produced AVALCIER PRECIOUS who gained her stud book number.
AVALCIER MANHATTAN JW is from Emer's second litter. Tanner qualified for Crufts 2006 and the Parent CKCS Club Pup of the Year contest in his first Championship show. He went on to gain two first placings at Crufts in consecutive years, a Junior Warrant, a Challenge Certificate and two Reserve Challenge Certificates. Tanner's sister AVALCIER ELECTRA also gained her stud book number.
Elle produced AVALCIER LIBERTY JW. Libby, like her mother qualified for Crufts and the Parent CKCS Club Pup of the Year. We also mated Talia producing, AVALCIER SAKURA JW and AVALCIER OLIVIER of Cinderlace, jointly owned with Tracey & Andy Vella. Ollie, following in his great aunt's footsteps, was Best Puppy in Breed at the South Wales Championship Show 2006. On the same day, Libby gained the bitch Reserve Challenge Certificate. However Ollie did one better by winning the Toy Puppy Group at the show. It certainly was a good show for the Avalciers. Libby went on to gain her Junior Warrant at the same weekend. With the Vellas, Ollie gained a Reserve Challenge Certificate in 2008.
We are currently campaigning AVALCIER NEMESIS JW who gained two Reserve Challenge Certificates in 2008, AVALCIER OBERON and our first homebred ruby girl, AVALCIER AMBER.
For six years from early 2002-2008, I was the Southern CKCS Club Welfare Co-ordinator and was actively involved in the rescue and rehoming of less fortunate Cavaliers along with other dedicated volunteers. I began judging in 2002 and Ming in 2003. The judging and welfare work (which Ming had supported me with), is our contribution back to our lovely breed, providing us with opportunities to learn and make new friends along the way. We are both members of a number of CKCS Clubs , members of the UK Kennel Club and I am also the Treasurer and the Toy Group co-ordinator of our local Hitchin and District Canine Society.
We never realised how addictive this hobby can be before we started. I am glad that Ming shares my passion and is very much involved with the breeding and showing of our dogs. We are now constantly trying our best to juggle family life with our two children, Daryl and Sian, whilst travelling to the far flung corners of the UK on the show scene. We are both avid collectors - from mohair teddy bears, beanie babies, sea shells, ornamental eggs to Swarovski crystals - and now Cavaliers!!!
We find enormous pleasure in the company of our Cavaliers and love them dearly. We try to be responsible breeders, breeding firstly for ourselves to show, breeding for health, type, temperament and soundness. We hope you enjoy our web site and do drop us a line via email or our guest book We would love to hear from anyone who shares our hobbies - Cavaliers or not.
We will endeavour to update this site regularly (hopefully with more photos) and inform you of progress on our Cavaliers. Any comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome.