We are the husband and wife team of Jim & Sharon Utych. We began showing our veteran boys (Finn & Skye) for fun in the CKCSC USA and the show bug bit us! We are proud owner handlers and our Edgar was the 2018 Number 1 AKC owner handled cavalier. He was also the 2019 Number 1 dog in the CKCSC USA. His son, Catcher is the 2020 Number 3 AKC owner handled cavalier and the 2021 Number 3 AKC owner handled cavalier. We recently welcomed Lennyn to our home in May 2021 and he has been showing in the puppy classes. Our boy Stevie is an AKC champion and just turned 7 and has started his veteran career with a bang receiving two 5 point majors at two cavalier specialties (including BIS at the Badgerland Specialty)!
Our sweet veteran who started it all, Finn, was one of the very first cavalier AKC achiever dogs. Finn was retired at 11 and our hearts were forever broken on the day when lost his battle with CHF at age 13 on March 3, 2021. Our angel Skye is always in our hearts and he was our soul who we lost too soon at 9 years young due to intestinal lymphoma. He and Finn grew up together and now are together forever. Our kennel affix is in honor of both our boys..Finn & Skye.
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We are members of the CKCSC, USA and their regional club, Cavaliers of the South (COS). Jim was the treasurer for the COS, and currently is a director of the CKCSC, USA and head of the CKCSC, USA Finance Committee. Sharon was for many years the newsletter editor for the COS and also a member of the CKCSC, USA Policy & Procedures Committee and head of the CKCSC USA National Trophies. Sharon has also been awarded the COS "Heart of the South" award.
We also belong to the CKCSC of Greater Atlanta where Sharon serves as Secretary for the club and Jim is the club president. In the past, Sharon has been awarded the club's annual Member of the Year. We also are members of the Middle Tennessee Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. Sharon is also an associate member of the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ACKCSC).