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Annual Dog Awards (Must be applied for and are awarded at the Annual Banquet)

OAKHILL STUD DOG AWARD:  

A walnut plaque with engraved brass name plates - Originally donated by Carl & Jeanne Beehler, Irwin & Donna Bowers, Frank & Mary Ann Cianciolo and Ken Flora and is awarded annually to a club member owning a male Clumber Spaniel who has sired the greatest number of Clumbers to finish an AKC Championship during a calendar year. A miniature pewter bowl presented for permanent possession.

ASHLEY AWARD:  

A walnut plaque with engraved brass name plates - Originally by Jim Rogers and is awarded annually to the club member owning a female Clumber Spaniel who has whelped the greatest number of Clumbers to finish an AKC Championship during the calendar year. A miniature pewter bowl presented for permanent possession.

LUKE CUP:          

An engraved trophy bearing the winners names - Donated by Bryant Freeman and awarded annually to the Club member owning the Clumber Spaniel that has accumulated the most Best of Breed wins at AKC shows during the calendar year. The award is a perpetual trophy, not to be retired. First won 1977.  A miniature pewter bowl presented for permanent possession.

CURTIS CHALLENGE TROPHY:

A Pewter Tray with Clumber Head - Offered by Margaret Curtis and awarded annually to the owner of the Clumber Spaniel who has the highest number of Phillips points for the preceding calendar Year. This is a perpetual trophy and will be engraved annually at the expense of the donor, prior to the National Specialty. The donor will provide a small replica of the trophy to the owner(s). Only one award will be given regardless of number of owners. First offered in 1994 and replaces the Cypress Woods Trophy first offered in 1986. 

CSCA CANTERBURY CUP:  (Revised January 2013)

A silver-plated loving cup and base - Awarded annually to the Club member for the top amateur owner-handled Clumber spaniel in the preceding calendar year who has won the most points for dogs defeated at the group and Best In Show levels (Phillips points). To be eligible for this award, the amateur owner-handler must not be paid to exhibit said dog, whether or not the owner's name is still attached to the dog. Additionally, said dog may not be professionally handled at any time during the year in which the individual is applying for this award.  The award is strictly for the nonprofessional owner-handler and is designed to encourage amateur owner-handlers to participate in the conformation arena with their Clumber Spaniels.  This award is offered by the CSCA, replacing the award previously donated by Patricia Cuneo and Myra Crabtree, First won 1983.  To apply for the award, please submit a list of the owner-handled award wins to the Club Awards Record Keeper. A miniature silver bowl presented for permanent possession. 

This award is limited to owner-handlers that have not, at any point in time, been a professional dog handler, AKC approved conformation judge, or employed as an assistant to a professional handler. Additionally, members of the immediate family or household of a current professional handler are ineligible for this class (as defined in the AKC Rules Applying to Dog Shows, Chapter 11, Section 13).

Professional handlers are ineligible as they are defined by the AKC as any person who belongs or has belonged to a professional handlers’ organization, distributed rate cards, or otherwise advertised or represented (listed as agent) themselves as handling dogs for pay.

BREAKAWAY-CAJUN CUP FOR BEST AMATEUR OWNER-HANDLED SHOW DOG AND BITCH OF THE YEAR:

This award is offered by Breakaway Clumber Spaniels and Cajun Clumber Spaniels to encourage and promote owner-handlers to show their own Clumber spaniels and enjoy the competition of the conformation ring both at the breed, sporting group and best in show levels.

The award is an etched glass piece with silhouettes of Clumber spaniels on a walnut base and is awarded annually to the Clumber Spaniel dog and bitch that is completely amateur owner-handled at all levels of competition within the calendar year (January 1st through December 31st) and accrues the most points in the following manner.  No professional handlers* will be eligible to apply for these awards. 

Below is a schedule of points on how the cup will be awarded and the eligibility requirements. This will be an award that must be applied for using the Breakaway – Cajun Cup Application Form. 

All Breed Point Awards  Standard All Breed Points NOHS Point Awards
Best In Show  100 50
Reserve Best In Show  75 35
Group 1  50 25
Group 2  40 20
Group 3  30 15
Group 4  20  10
Breed Point Awards
Best In Show Specialty  25
Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Show Specialty 15
Best of Breed 5
Best of Opposite Sex 3

 

For points to count toward these awards there must be competition within the breed classes (for breed point awards).  Requirements will also include at least 1 sporting variety group placement and five best of breed and/or opposite sex wins over competition.  

*Professional handlers (anyone who has ever been paid to show a dog at any time no matter if they are listed as owner, breeder or both) are not eligible to apply for these awards.  This award will follow guideline restrictions for amateur owner-handlers set forth by the American Kennel Club.   

  • Must own or co-owner the dog.
  • May not have shown a dog for funds or listed themselves as an "agent" on any dog.
  • No Judge with one or more group(s) may participate.
  • Must be a CSCA Member in good standing at time the points are being accrued  

Regardless of the number of owners, only one 6” x 8” curved glass replica will be awarded to the dog’s owner(s) for permanent possession.

DRUMHILL LADIES' CUP:

A silver plated perpetual trophy (with a miniature presented for permanent possession) Donated by Judy & Marty Hiller. Awarded annually to the Club member whose bitch Clumber earned the most points in a calendar year for both BOB & BOS awards (points to be determined by number of dogs competing, including winner. If BOB awarded count all competitors; if BOS awarded, count all Bitches entered. No additional points for BW unless also awarded either BOB or BOS.  To apply for this award, please submit a list of dates and names of shows and the Gazette issue where published to the club's awards Record Keeper. First won 1983. 

JUNIOR HANDLER:

Donated by CSCA and awarded annually to the Club member or the son or daughter of a Club member who has accumulated the greatest number of wins while handling a Clumber Spaniel in the Junior Handling Classes of AKC shows during the calendar year.  A miniature pewter bowl presented for permanent possession.

SUNSHINE STATE PERPETUAL BEST OF BREED AWARD:
The trophy is a tall 2-tiered, stair-stepped walnut trophy mounted on a larger walnut base, topped by a hand painted resin image of a Clumber Spaniel. A purple and gold Best In Show Ribbon is positioned on the trophies so as to appear to be draped on the Clumber's paw. All dogs having won the BOB at the specialty will have a plaque engraved on the Award beginning with 1978. Donated by CSCA members residing in Florida. The trophy is covered on the sides with engraved 1x3 inch gold plates fastened by screws which will contain the name of the Clumber Spaniel and the year in which the dog won. A large plaque is on the front center of the award stating that the Award is the Sunshine State Perpetual Award for Best of Breed. A smaller version of the trophy is awarded to the principal owner at the National Specialty Awards Banquet. 

CRYSTAL PERPETUAL AWARD for BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX:
Trophy donated by CSCA Florida members, owners and friends in honor of Ch Wild Cherry's Glacier Mint, TD, in honor of all dogs or bitches which have placed Best of Opposite Sex at the National Specialty Show. The trophy is a one tier walnut trophy mounted on a larger walnut base, topped by a hand painted resin image of a Clumber Spaniel. It is covered on the sides with engraved 1x3 inch gold plates fastened by screws which will contain the name of the Clumber Spaniel and the year in which the dog won. A large plaque on the front center of the trophy states that the Award is the Crystal Perpetual Award for Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed. A smaller version of the trophy awarded to the principal owner at the National Specialty Awards Banquet. It will not be engraved with the dog's name but with the words CSCA National Specialty Best of Opposite Sex and the year. 

CLUSSEXX BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX TO BEST OF BREED CUP:
This perpetual award is offered by Jeane Haverick and Doug Johnson in recognition of Ch. Clussexx Bubblelicious. An engraved pewter loving cup on a wooden base with an area for engraving the names of the CSCA best of opposite to best of breed winners. A smaller engraved pewter loving cup will be given to the owner as a token of the award. 

CYPRESS WOODS BREEDER OF BEST PUPPY AWARD:  

A wooden plaque engraved with the name of the Breeder of the National Specialty Best Puppy Winner and is donated by Carol Sweeney and Syndi Schuknecht-Sweeney, in honor of the late Betty L. Young's kennel, Cypress Woods.  Bets owned or bred 5 of the first 7 Clumbers to go BIS, including the very first Best in Show Clumber Spaniel dog and the first Best In Show Clumber Spaniel bitch. This award is presented at the National Specialty banquet and is not to be retired.  A small replica plaque is presented for permanent possession. 

RAE FURNESS BREEDER OF BEST OF BREED AWARD:  

A cut glass award for the Breeder of the National Specialty Best of Breed Winner is offered by the CSCA in honor of the late Rae Furness, Raycroft Kennel, UK. 

HIGH SCORING OBEDIENCE DOG:   Small silver bowl with engraved base - Donated by Donna Empson Rudolph in 1988 to replace previous trophy.  Awarded annually to the Club Member owning the Clumber Spaniel earning the highest single score in any regular obedience class (Novice, Open, Utility) at an AKC obedience competition in the calendar Year. First won in 1977.  A miniature pewter bowl presented for permanent possession.

HIGHEST SCORE NOVICE A:
Awarded annually to the Club Member owning the Clumber Spaniel earning the highest score in the Novice A obedience class at any AKC obedience competition in the previous calendar year.  A miniature pewter bowl presented for permanent possession.

COMPANION AWARD: (New for 2015)  This Award sponsored by Chuck and Gail Budde and is given to the team who is a CSCA member during the preceding calendar year has the most points in obedience and agility.  If there is a tie duplicate awards will be given.  The Clumber Spaniel must be owner handled and have at least three qualifying scores in obedience and three qualifying runs in agility.  If there are more than three qualifying scores in either or both the highest three of each will count.  The Award will be a plague given by the sponsors. The donor is excluded from receiving this award. 

 In order to be considered for this award the CSCA member must send an AKC print out of the obedience scores or agility runs.

Points will be tallied as follows:

  • Novice Obedience: Total of three highest qualifying scores, times 1.0
  • Open Obedience:  Total of three highest qualifying scores, times 1.1
  • Utility Obedience:  Total of three highest qualifying scores, times 1.2
  • Novice Agility: Total seconds of the three fastest qualifying times under course time, times 1.0
  • Open Agility.  Total seconds of the three fastest qualifying times under course time, times 1.1
  • Excellent/Masters.  Total seconds of the three fastest qualifying times under course time, times 1.2

THE DARRELL REEVES MEMORIAL AWARD:
This award consists of a leather whistle lanyard with two ends. Attached to one end is an orange, plastic whistle imprinted with a line drawing of the "ideal Clumber" on one side and a phrase Darrell used imprinted on the other side of the whistle. The empty end can be used for the owner's personal whistle. This award will be given to any CSCA member-owner who achieves their first ever AKC hunting title in the award year on a Clumber Spaniel that resides with them. The lanyard and whistle will be given in addition to any other awards already presented by the club. This award honors Darrell's encouragement of members to participate in hunting activities with their Clumber by awarding them with an important piece of handler's equipment. A member can only receive this award once. It is not retroactive.

CLUMBER SPANIEL SPORTING DOG CUP:
An award offered by Jack Rutherford for the Clumber Spaniel that best embodies the attributes of the breed for the purpose it was originally developed. These attributes include those characteristics described in the breed standard and those required for fieldwork such as finding, flushing and retrieving birds. One cup will be presented annually to the principal owner of the winning Clumber Spaniel. The cup will be engraved with the winning dog's name, and the year won. A perennial plaque will contain a nameplate denoting the winning dog's name and year won and will be maintained with the Clumber Spaniel Club of America. First awarded in 2004. Selection Criteria: * The dog must be an AKC or CKC Champion of record. Note: championship may be attained during the award year. * The dog must have acquired a Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex in an AKC dog show with competition in the winning category. The dog must have acquired at least one leg towards a hunting title during the award year * Points are based solely upon AKC competition and will be awarded as follows: * Each Best of Breed awarded will be worth one point. Each Best of Opposite Sex will be worth one half point. A group placement will be worth an additional one point. Points will be given for Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex only if there is competition for those awards. Two additional points be awarded if the dog has acquired the title of Grand Champion by the end of the award year * Each Junior Hunter leg will be worth 3 points. Each Senior Hunter leg will be worth 4 points. Each Master Hunter leg will be worth 5 points. Attainment of a hunting title (JH, SH or MH) will be worth an additional one point. * Each Best of Breed, Best of Opposite Sex and leg towards a hunting title in which the dog is owner handled will be worth an additional one half point. For purposes of defining “owner-handled”, the handler must be an owner of record at the time of the event. * The cup will be awarded to the dog with the highest number of points, awarded as described above, in the award year. This award must be applied for, using the Sporting Dog Application Form. 

THE ANDY SHAW HUNTING AWARD:
A perennial award in the form of a large wooden base with a porcelain sculpture of a rising pheasant attached on top will be provided. Donated by CSCA member hunters. The base will contain a nameplate denoting each dog's name and year won and will be maintained with the Clumber Spaniel Club of America. All dogs with previous titles will be honored by nameplates bearing their terminal titles back to 1988. The purpose of the award is to encourage the continued excellence of the Clumber Spaniel breed and the continued development of the Clumber Spaniel as a legitimate and highly regarded sporting dog. It seeks to encourage greater participation by owners and dogs in the training of the Clumber Spaniel for field work. Finally, it honors and memorializes the achievement of individual Clumber Spaniels in pursuit of the purpose for which they were originally developed. All Clumber Spaniels that have been awarded an AKC Hunting Title in the calendar year preceding the award year. This is in addition to any existing hunting awards. No application is required. 

GABLE VERSATILITY AWARD:
A perpetual plaque (individual smaller trophy given for permanent possession) donated by Bill & Laurie Tull. It is to be awarded to a Clumber who has earned a title in each of the four venues of competition: Hunting, Conformation, Obedience and Tracking. Titles do not have to be attained within the same calendar year. First awarded in 1998. 

CSCA VERSATILITY AWARD:  

A small plaque bearing the artwork of Patricia Ray is offered by the CSCA.  It is awarded to a Clumber who has earned titles in in 4 out of the 5 AKC Venues available through AKC recognized competitions: Conformation, Obedience, Hunting, Tracking, and Agility. 

PERFORMANCE TITLE AWARDS: 

An award is offered to a Clumber earning a Hunting, Tracking, Obedience Rally or Agility title in the previous calendar year.

NATIONAL SPECIALTY VERSATILITY AWARD:

Offered by Jan Irving for the member’s Clumber earning the highest total number of accumulated points in conformation, obedience, agility, hunting and tracking events held at or in conjunction with the CSCA National Specialty. Points are earned for competing, with additional points earned for each pass or placement. This award must be applied for and is presented the following year at the annual banquet.

People Awards (Given at the Annual Banquet)

Nominations for these awards must reach the CSCA President two weeks prior to the National Specialty. The Board selects the winners at the Annual Board Meeting.  All nominations for these are confidential and the results of the vote will be kept secret until announced by the Club President at the Annual Banquet.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD:
This award, originally donated by Don Croake, is a pewter wine cooler/vase with classic lion's head handles awarded annually to a person, not currently an officer or board member of the CSCA, for significant contributions to the Club. Members may nominate individuals; Board elects the winner. 

BILL BLAKELEY MEMORIAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
An award to be presented to the Club Member chosen by the Board, who best exemplifies the virtues which made Bill Blakeley a giant in his time: keen sensitivity to the need and concerns of other people; genuine desire to help others meet their needs; tireless effort in the service of others; complete selflessness, lacking any desire for personal gain. Any club member is eligible and may be nominated for the award by another individual providing to the Board a written statement of the candidate's qualities and activities which demonstrate the above virtues which governed Bill Blakeley's life. Not necessarily awarded every year. 

EDIE DONOVAN GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
An award offered by the Clumber Spaniel Club of America in memory of Edythe P Donovan. It is to be given to the Club Member who, in the opinion of the Board, best exemplifies the qualities of good sportsmanship in the dog fancy as so typified by Edie. Members may nominate individuals: Board selects the recipient. Not necessarily awarded every year.

CSCA AWARD OF MERIT:

A certificate of commendation created by the Board of Directors to be awarded to a member or members of the CSCA whose meritorious and selfless acts for the benefit of the breed or the club have been brought to the attention of the Board of Directors. The Board created this new award to be presented when it deems that a member is deserving of recognition.  The acclaimed activity would not fit the criteria set forth in the requirements for the President’s Award, Bill Blakeley Humanitarian, and Edythe P. Donovan Good Sportsmanship Awards that are reflective of more long-term activity and commitment.