The Cavalier Chronicle

February 2017

President's Message

Dear Members,

The Annual specialty held in Conjunction with the Cherokee Rose Cluster in Atlanta was a HUGE success! Next Year we plan to hold two concurrent specialties: Saturday – Puppy & Veterans Sweeps and a Conformation Show and Sunday – Jr Showmanship and a Conformation Show. We are in the process of getting judges – To date we have Valorie Cromer / Sweeps & Saturday’s conformation judge will be Kevin Cline – Forest Creek Cavaliers. Again, I want to thank everyone who helped make this year's Specialty possible. Without the folks that put in endless hours, we could not put on the caliber of shows we do.

On April 1st Linda Whitmire will host our annual puppy picnic. If you are attending the picnic and would be like to volunteer to help set up, clean up, work with the doctors please let Linda know (770-929-0234). We will have a heart and eye clinic, covered dish lunch, fun classes and a member match. Please plan to attend!

I hope everyone plans to support our club by attending our upcoming meetings and events.

Paula Ayers



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Meeting Notice

Next Meetings:

Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn – Northlake on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017 at 7:30pm. There will be NO Board meeting. Social hour begins at 7:00pm.


Paula Ayers and Brenda Martz brag on Brookhaven Believe In Me. WB, BOS, Best Bred By Exhibitor at the Palmetto Cavalier King Charles Specialty under judge Veronica Hull 5 pt major and WB at the Cavaliers Of Greater Atlanta judge Carla Mathies 5 pt major.

Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on Ch Brookhaven The Dream Lives On at FinnickySkye, “Edgar”. Edgar was awarded Select Dog and Best of Breed Owner Handler at the Clemson KC show on January 9, 2017 under Judge Sharon Masnick. Edgar also won a Group 4 at the Owner Handled Variety Groups later that day! At the Oak Ridge KC show weekend on January 21 & 22, Edgar was awarded Select Dog both days under Judges Donna Buxton and Houston Clark. He was also awarded Best of Breed Owner Handler under Judge Buxton. At the Palmetto CKCSC Specialty weekend, Edgar was awarded Select Dog at both Specialties for a 5-point major under UK breeder judge Veronica Hull and a 4-point major under judge Bradley Jenkins. At the Griffin KC show on February 2, under judge Jacqueline Stacy, Edgar was awarded Select Dog and Best of Breed Owner Handler. At the Conyers KC show on February 4, Edgar was awarded Best of Breed Owner Handler and at the Lawrenceville KC show on February 5, Edgar was awarded Best of Opposite Sex and Best of Breed Owner Handler under judge Robert E. Hutton and BOBOH Group 3 in the OH Group ring.

Sharon Utych & Linda Whitmire are bragging on Almeara Visionnaire CGC who won Reserve Winners Dog each day at the Oak Ridge KC shows on January 21 & 22 under judges Donna Buxton and Houston Clark. Stevie also won RWD under judge Jacqueline Stacy at the Griffin KC show on February 2, 2017 and RWD under judge Debbie Campbell Freeman at the Sawnee KC show in February 3, 2017.

Jim & Sharon Utych are bragging on Karvale Brookhaven Finn THDA CGCA who had a great showing at the Palmetto CKCSC Specialty weekend. Finn was awarded Best Veteran in Sweeps under judge Michelle Lander, Best Veteran in Show under UK breeder judge Veronica Hull and Best Veteran in Show and Best of Breed Owner Handler under judge Bradley Jenkins. At our Specialty, Finn was awarded Best Veteran in Show under judge Carla Mathies

Paula Ayers and Brenda Martz are proud to share - ENG CH, AKC CH & CKCSC, USA CH Brookhaven Believe It Or Not "Ripley is the top stud dog & #2 toy stud dog in the U.K. This is the first time this honor has been achieved by an American Bred dog.

2016 Holiday Luncheon

We held our annual Holiday luncheon and gift exchange at club member Linda Whitmire’s home on Saturday, December 17, 2016. What a great time everyone had. Linda and Bart opened up their home and provided a warm, festive location with a beautiful Christmas tree and holiday décor. The club purchased the ham and everyone brought sides and desserts. The food was plenty and delicious – and so were the desserts from cheesecake to homemade pecan pie!

We then had our white cavalier gift exchange with something that has never happened before – there was hardly ANY STEALING and the WHITE CAVALIER was the last gift! OMG! Needless to say, everyone had a great time socializing and we agreed it was a great, great time. Thank you again to Linda and Bart for being great hosts!

Member Recognition Awards

At our holiday luncheon on December 17, 2016, the club recognized twenty-year members Paula Ayers and Brenda Martz with beautiful plaques. Paula and Brenda breed & show under the Brookhaven affix and have produced several AKC and CKCSC USA champions. They also proudly have bred their first U.K. champion, English Ch, AKC GCH and CKCSC USA Ch Brookhaven Believe It or Not “Ripley”. We are so fortunate to have these sisters as club members! Congratulations on being CKCSC of Greater Atlanta club members for twenty years!

We also recognized our ten-year members and presented them with beautiful framed certificates. Congratulations to Linda Whitmire, Carol & Hollis Land, Missy Crane and Lee Chenevert.

Member of the Year

Our 2016 Member of the Year was presented to Sharon Utych at the Club’s holiday luncheon on Saturday, December 17th. Congratulations!

Membership and Breeder Referral Renewal

If you have not sent in your 2017 membership renewal and breeder referral listing renewal, please be sure to have it turned in before March 1, 2017 or your membership will officially lapse! You can also renew online using our safe secure website store at:

News From the Board

All Hallows Win Shots

If anyone has official win shots from the October 28, 2016 All Hallows Specialty Shows and Sweepstakes, and would like them posted on the website with the results, please email them to Sharon Utych at

Club Programs

We hope you provided input by completing the recent nine-question survey that was emailed out to all members. We are attempting to see what types of programs the members would be interested in and your input is needed! Results are being tabulated from the 18 responses received and will be presented at our Club meeting for discussion.

Would you like to volunteer to put together four programs a year for the club? We are looking for someone to volunteer to coordinate and set up speakers or programs for the club membership. Speakers range from vets, authors, specialists, judges...anyone who we could learn from! The topic does not have to be about showing dogs either! Think about volunteering and let club president Paula Ayers know if you are interested in spear heading this committee!

Even if you cannot volunteer to coordinate four programs a year but you know of a great topic or speaker, drop Paula an email at!

2017 Nominating Committee

The nominating committee for 2017-2018 officers has been formed. Chairperson is Brenda Martz and members are Alice Alford and Hollis Land. Alternates are Margie Roe and Mark Fitchpatrick. All board positions are up for election. If you are interested in being considered for a board position, please contact the chair no later than March 15.

Winter Specialty Thank You’s

Thank you to everyone who helped to put on a successful show! We had 44 entries and 2 junior showmanship entries. We had a short period of time to set up our tables and everyone ringside pitched in and did a great job, including several friends of the club and spouses! Thanks go out to our chair, Holly Brookins and members who contributed time, effort and donations, especially Susan Bess, Paula Ayers, Linda Whitmire, Brenda Martz, Carol Land, Alice Alford and Sharon & Jim Utych.

Winter Specialty Trophy Donors

Thank you to the following for generously contributing and donating to our trophy fund and supporting the club. Your donations help to make our club specialties a success.


Alice Alford

Monticello Cavaliers

In honor of AKC CH Monticello Sir Lancelot

In memory of AKC CH Monticello Philabuster

David & Patty Miller

Padamere Cavaliers

In memory of CH Jayba Love Rings True RN


Claire Ellis

In honor of Winston and Spencer

Mark Fitchpatrick

Briarcliff Cavaliers

Shannon Schilling

Azalea Run Cavaliers

Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Show, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch:

Linda Whitmire

Almeara Cavaliers

Best Veteran in Show, Reserve Winners Dog:

James & Sharon Utych

FinnickySkye Cavaliers

Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show:

Paula Ayers & Brenda Martz

Brookhaven Cavaliers

Winter Specialty Show Results

Winter Specialty Show Results

Under breeder judge Carla Mathies (Creekside US)

Best of Breed: GCH Stepamgar Skyfall (Shreffler)

Best of Winners / Winners Dog / Best Bred by Exhibitor: Mimric American Hearthrob (Bolster/Hodges)

Best of Opposite Sex: Ch Bonitos Companeros Uhuru (Couture)

Select Dog: GCH Jolainey Touch of Eden (Reardon)

Select Bitch: Ch KBPride La Perle (Reardon)

AOM: Ch Almeara Extra Extraordinary (Whitmire)

AOM: GCHS Aranel Avenger (Talley, Smith, Aldous)

Best Puppy: RanLyn’s Cristalle De Chanel (Bragg)

Best Veteran: Karvale Brookhaven Finn THDA CGCA (Utych)

Reserve Winners Dog: KBPride Rattlebridge Fergus (Reardon, Snyder)

Reserve Winners Bitch: KBPride Rattlebridge Etiquette At Tea (Reardon, Snyder)

Full results can be found on our website and at

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Recipe of the Month



  • 2 cups barley flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and about 3 tablespoons water to form a dough. Roll out mixture between two sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4-inch thick; remove plastic wrap and cut out biscuits with a 3 1/2-inch bone-shaped cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and continue cutting out biscuits.

  3. Space biscuits 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until nicely browned and firm.

  4. Transfer biscuits to a wire rack. Turn off oven and place biscuits on wire rack in oven overnight. Remove from oven and store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Natural Remedies


Place a small piece (8oz) of liver in a sauce pan, add approx 1-1 1/2 cup water to cover liver. Gently boil the liver and water until the liver is no longer bloody. Remove from heat. Remove piece of liver from water, this may be fed in small pieces to bitch. Strain the liver water through either a coffee filter or fine mesh strainer. Liver water may be frozen in ice cube trays, then placed in zip lock freezer bag for future use. When frozen it should last 6-12months. Fresh liver water should keep 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Liver water can be given to a fading puppy either 0.5cc to 1.0cc every 30 min, or you can even substitute it for a whole tube feeding at 0.75cc per 1oz puppy weight. Liver water can also be given in small amounts to a stressed bitch/dog who need extra calories and nutrition as well.

Need Some Sunshine?

Do you know a club member who needs some sunshine? Please contact Maureen Miles and she will send a card on behalf of membership to brighten that person's day! Maureen can be contacted at 770-460-9197 or

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The Cavalier Chronicle


Mark Fitchpatrick, editor