Judge: Lamont Yoder, Woftam Cavaliers
Lamont grew up in a family of multiple breed pet owners, and after researching breeds for his next pet in the 1980s, his first Cavalier came into his world. Within the year he added a second Cavalier and was hooked on exhibiting when his new puppy – a tricolor female names Holly — placed second at a huge specialty under Susan Burgess. What Lamont didn’t know at the time was how his life would be impacted by Cavaliers, as his soul mate in life and wife had started her lifetime in Cavaliers just a few years earlier, in Canada, with a tricolor female named Holly. They would meet competing against each other at a dog show several years later.
In 1998, Charlene left her boarding-grooming-training business in Canada to move to Ohio and soon Lamont and Charlene were married, beginning to breed Cavaliers under Charlene’s affix – Woftam (pronounced Woof Tam), and defined by Lamont as With Our Feathered Tails Always Moving.
Together, Lamont & Charlene have bred, owned, co-owned and showed over 50 champions in the breed, shown Cavaliers in six countries, imported a number of dogs from the U.K., and have met the most incredible people around the world as a result of their mutual love for this wonderful breed. In addition to all the people he has met, Lamont’s highlights include his breeder/owner/handled all breed Best In Show win, and his National Specialty Best in Show wins, one as breeder and one as co-owner.
Residing in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past eight years with his wife Charlene, 11-year-old son Ryan and 10-year-old daughter Julia, Lamont serves as the Chief Executive Officer for three hospitals and a cancer center for Banner Health, the largest employer in the state of Arizona. He is a founding member of the American CKCS Club, the official AKC parent club for the breed, and has since served in multiple positions in the Club from Board of Directors to Vice President. He is honored to be invited to judge the CFSO specialty as he has fond memories of exhibiting there in the past.
Location: 8321 Twiss Rd. Campbellville, ON