History of the Club

Before the late 1970's the only option for Cavalier owners in the South of England to show at a Club Show was to travel to either the West Country, the Midlands or even further afield to other Clubs, so a tiny group of people, Jim and Maurene Milton (Fontelania) and Mrs Jean Cox started to plan a Southern Club. Everyone who showed in the South of England received a letter setting out the objectives and inviting them to an Inaugural Meeting at Bishop Otter College, Chichester. Jim Milton chaired the meeting and the majority of people presence agreed with the idea of a Southern Club.

A Committee was formed and the Club achieved registration by the Kennel Club in February 1979 and the very first Show of the now official 'Southern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club' was held on 14 April 1979. It was a Members Limited Show held at Bishop Otter College and judged by Mrs Pam Thornhill (Kindrum). As the membership grew additional events were held and in 1982 the first Southern Club's Championship show was held at Sandown Race Course.

It is thanks to the endeavours of the Founding Members, Jim and Maurene Milton and Jean Cox and the hardworking early Committee members that the Southern Club exists today.

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.