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The Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc.

            The Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club held its first meeting in March, 1995, shortly after the American Kennel Club recognized the breed. The Bay Area Club membership has grown since then to more than 85 people, including pet owners, breeders, and both conformation and obedience exhibitors.

            In 1995 and 1996, the BACKCSC helped the AKC national parent club for Cavaliers, the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, to hold matches and judges seminars, most of which ran in conjunction with the Del Valle Dog Club of Livermore's specialty and all-breed show week-ends in October. These events helped lead to the approval of the ACKCSC as an AKC licensed show giving club. The BACKCSC is very proud to have been the host club for the ACKCSC's first Roving National Specialty, which was held in Pleasanton in October 2000. BACKCSC in 2002 successfully achieved licensed status with AKC, and our first Independent Specialty Show and Trial was in October 2003. Now, in 2010 we will be holding our 8th Regional Specialty Show. In 2011, we be hosting the ACKCSC’s National Specialty once again.

            In addition to club meetings and dog show activities, the BACKCSC also upholds a Bay Area Cavalier tradition of an annual Fun Day for Cavaliers and their owners. The BACKCSC holds 8 General Meetings a year followed by a presentation geared toward all aspects of life with Cavaliers, including health issues, showing, breeding, and training, and members' camaraderie. Our annual heart clinic and our CERF eye clinic is typically held in January. A list of the year's planned activities is on the Events Page. For further information, contact any of the officers or board members listed on the Contacts Page.

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Associate Membership Application
Regular Membership Application & Sponsorship Form

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