Location: Piedmont Kennel Club, 13607 Choate Circle, Charlotte, NC 28273


Click on the link below to read the Article written in the Working Dog Digest which is all about the 2017 Shows: winners, raffle, etc..

Please support your breed's trophies for the 2020 shows in Concord, NC.  Consider trophy donation for YOUR Breed and a Group that is not covered. 

  Please contact~Laura Rader, Trophy Chair at

Click on the links below to make your trophy donation.  Please write in the comments section what classes you are sponsoring and your kennel name.

This year's trophies: screen printed beach towels, buckets.

Breeders Education Workshop

STAR Awards Program

The CWGA will have an STAR award program for all dogs who attained a new AKC (only) title during the year. Click on the blue button below for more information how to apply for the STAR Awards Program.

Congratulations to all of our 2017 STAR Award (new AKC titled) recipients.We are pleased to report a growth in our program and encourage you to begin collecting your information for 2018!  Click on the red button to view the 2016 STAR Awardees.

STAR Awards for the 2018 Year must fill out the STAR Awards Form located above(blue button).  Form must be received by April 15, 2019. 


Breeder's Corner

Website Designed and Maintain by: Laura Rader

Email me at if you have any questions or photo submissions.


50/50 Raffle - CWGA Working Dog Show- 2020

This raffle is our club's BIG Fundraiser and we need ALL CWGA members to support our RAFFLE!!

Please contact Vicki East (raffle chairman) to sign up to volunteer.

Vicki East at email:

The Carolina Working Group Association is a non-profit club whose members are exhibitors, judges, trainers, breeders, and fanciers of breeds that are assigned to the AKC Working Group. 

We had our founding meeting in Greenville, SC on February 14, 2009.  Since that time, we have had follow up meetings and have applied to AKC for an official name.  We have developed a constitution and by-laws, standing rules, and have held 2 fun matches and offered mentoring opportunities at shows.

We foster the working breeds in conformation, obedience, agility, tracking and other working breed events.  Encouraging sportsmanlike events is one of our founding guidelines. 

We meet 6 times annually, normally at a dog show in the Carolinas.  Visitors are welcome.  Information for future meetings can be found on our events page.   Location information can be found at the website.

We welcome new members who are interested in the working breeds.  Membership information can be found on that page of this web site.The Carolina Working Group Association is a non-profit club whose members are exhibitors, judges, trainers, breeders, and fanciers of breeds that are assigned to the AKC Working Group. 

Welcome to the Carolina Working Group association!

   Featuring: Cathy Rubens of Silver Hill Rottweilers


AKC Ptd Andel’s Wynd Beneath Eagle Wings, CS,CGC,TDI,BN,RN -  Wynd is a daughter of my Penny when leased and  bred to the Starry’s I-Man. Renice is a wonderful person that has dedicated hours training and volunteering! They give my spirit wings to fly!  Below are photos of her with one of the veterans as he recovered. Click the button for more of the story about Wynd.

Please send your payment to:
Sherry Harman, CWGA Treasurer
2828 Emblys Gap Rd.
​Roseland, VA 22967

Carolina Working Group Association

Serving dog breeds in the AKC Working Group

2020 CWGA Working Dog Shows

Contact Laura Rader at 704-477-8684 or


Trophy Donations
​ NEEDED for 2020 CWGA Show

CWGA Needs Club Members to Volunteer for the following:

-NC Federation of Dog Clubs Representative
-Chair club events
-Ways and Means
-Program inventor for General Meetings

2020 General Meeting Dates (exact dates/times TBA)

March 23               Raleigh, NC
May -                     Concord at show-After Party
July -                     Greenville, SC
August -                Greensboro, NC
November -           Winston-Salem, NC
December -           Winston-Salem, NCType your paragraph here.


Visit our Facebook page by clicking on the blue button below.  Send any items for our Facebook page to Matt Townsend at 336-380-1090 or email at

Are You Ready???
CWGA’s two working group specialties are right around the corner and we can use your help on May 30, 2020.  Please contact Ricki Silveria, Show Chair if you have some time to volunteer.
Opportunities for helping out include:
*Judge transportation to or from the airport
*Wednesday help set up of the building
*Thursday clean up after the show (this is minor
​   sweeping, chair placement and trash pick up)
*Make a lunch run on Thursday to pick up the judges lunches
*Decorate the trophy table
*Don’t have time?  How about a donation to the trophy fund
  or sponsor a trophy for your breed.  See Below to order trophies with Laura Rader, Trophy Chair.

And even more ways to help the show include:
*Contact people early to save the date
*Remind them at meetings and electronic and social media
  throughout the year
*Build enthusiasm with friends and other clubs via word of
*Reminded people to enter before closing!  
*Let me know how you can help.
Ricki Silveria, Show chair   843-810-7080

We all had fun last year, looking forward to another great year in 2020!