About the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Southern New England

Who We Are

CSNE was founded in 2003 as a Regional Member Club of the AKC Parent Club for the Breed in the USA, The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. www.ackcsc.org

Drawing on a membership from the New England states (with a concentration in the southern tier), CSNE is dedicated to the health and welfare of the Cavalier. To that end, we encourage responsible ownership, breeding and exhibiting, in both Conformation and Performance AKC events.

Our members have different interests. Some are exhibitors in Obedience, Rally, Agility, FastCAT, ScentWork, TrickDog, etc. Many exhibit their dogs in Conformation shows; some do Therapy work with their Cavaliers; some are breeders, and some just own Cavaliers as companions, and others who have maintained an interest in the breed over many years. Our common bond is that all of us love the Cavalier breed.

What We Do


Our monthly membership meetings are open to Cavalier owners interested in joining the club. Come meet us!

Health Clinic

Each March we hold a Health Clinic offering heart exams by board certified cardiologists, eye exams by board certified ophthalmologists and patella exams, plus microchips, all at reduced rates.

Awards Night

Each April we hold an Awards Night where members and their dogs who have earned AKC titles in Breed or Performance are recognized. We also honor members’ dogs who have passed their 12th birthday with membership in “The 13 Club”.

Summer Picnic

Every Summer we hold a Summer Picnic/Meetup, open to all Cavaliers and their owners.

Performance Trial

In September we hold a 2-day AKC All-breed Performance Trial where our Performance enthusiasts can compete in AKC Rally and Obedience.

Breed Match

In early October we hold a Fun Match in the Fall with puppy conformation classes and fun classes plus a costume parade.

Specialty Show

Our Regional Independent Specialty Shows are held in October. We offer two Conformation shows, Puppy and Veteran Sweepstakes, along with a Parade of Veterans and a Parade of Obedience Titled Dogs. We hold a Specialty Banquet, Auction and Raffles.

Annual Holiday Party

Every December we have our annual Holiday dinner and party, complete with a fun Yankee Swap.

Cavalier Rescue

CSNE as a club, and our individual members support the ACKCSC Rescue Trust with donations and occasional fostering.

Cavalier Health

CSNE as a club, and our individual members support the ACKCSC Charitable Trust with donations toward health research.

Special Programs

We occasionally offer special programs and seminars such as Specialists speaking on Veterinary topics pertinent to Cavaliers, nutrition, grooming seminars, etc.


Corresponding Secretary:
Erin Seymour
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Website: www.csne.us

Cavaliers of Southern New England honors the memory of our founding member, vice president, benefactor and dear friend, Gilbert S. Kahn. Gilbert was a passionate patron of the dog world and is greatly missed.