CAVALIER KCS CLUB BALLOT OF MEMBERS RE:
PROPOSAL FOR RECORDING & PUBLICATION OF RESULTS BY THE KENNEL CLUB UNDER THE NEW BVA/KC CM/SM SCHEME
Following the meeting at the KC Building on 3rd February 2011 the Southern Cavalier KCS Club balloted its members and the data was submitted to the Kennel Club. At Crufts The Kennel Club requested that all the Cavalier Clubs send out the same ballot to all their members and therefore the Cavalier KCS Club balloted its 1250 UK members using the same format courtesy of the Southern Cavalier KCS Club.

A total of 257 forms were returned (20%) and the results have been submitted to the Health Liaison Representative, Peter Towse, who is collating all the Clubs’ results for submission to The Kennel Club.

On behalf of the Cavalier Club and the Kennel Club I would like to thank all those who felt that this was an important subject and wanted to have their voices heard. This was clearly an emotive subject and of the 257 forms returned comments were attached to 87.

The results:
198 were in favour of the proposal
57 were against the proposal
2 abstained
A higher number were in favour of including dogs scanned prior to the scheme with wording “scanned pre scheme” to be added to the result rather than “no result” –
221 were in favour of recording previous results
25 were against the recording of previous results
10 abstained with regard to recording of previous results
There were a variety of comments made in the “comments box” and these will be taken forward to your Committee. A total of 23 who agreed with the proposal would have preferred full publication of results. A total of 6 who did not agree with the proposal would have preferred full publication of results.

Of the remaining 58 who had made comments there were a variety of negative views with regard to the scheme itself and therefore did not wish for publication at this stage.

Sheena Maclaine
Chairman
04 May 2011

Message from the Kennel Club’s Cavalier Health Representative, Peter Towse, regarding CM/SM Ballots by participating Cavalier Clubs


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