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Cavaliers As Companions – October / November

In this months edition Tina & Denis report on the sad passing of Jane Bowdler and the work of her Great Grandfather Sir John Everett Millais. They also report on the recent Cavalier Sports Day plus much more. Click to read
Scottish CKCS Club Judges Lists

The Scottish CKCS Club are updating their A3, B & C lists. All judges who wish to amend their CV, add their CV or withdraw their CV please do so before 1st November. If you need a questionnaire please contact Mr James Finlay on

Notelet CoverNotelet CoverNew Notelet for sale in aid of Cavalier Health. Packets of 10 Notelets with 5 of each design.
Visit the Club Shop for full details.
Hosted by the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
10th November 2018
Swannington Village Hall
Coalville, Swannington, Coalville, Leic, LE67 8LQ
This will be the Clubs first health clinic providing heart scanning in line with the new KC heart scheme
By David Fisher BVetMed CertSAC CertSAM MRCVS

The club will provide a substantial discount for CKCS Club members.

We will also be as usual providing Eye testing by
Professor Bedford BVetMed PhD DVOphthal FRGVS DipEGVO

Special raffle for £30 M&S Voucher donated by Jeannie Boyd

Click for Full details
8th December 2018

"Christmas Themed"

Judge: Mrs J GuvercinGlebeheath

Come and enjoy a FESTIVE atmosphere with Mince Pies and Mulled Wine, the chance to win a Luxury Hamper on the raffle ....... and there’ll even be some Figgy Pudding!!!
Prizes for all 1st placings, BIS, BPIS & BVIS and lots more!!
Book your lunch – again this year with a choice of menu.
Main Course £6:00 per person and desert £2:00.

Don’t forget to put your menu choice in the table on the reverse of the Entry Form

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YEARBOOK VOL 55 – 2018

Members are invited to place an advertisement in the next edition of the Club Yearbook, which will be published at the Club’s next Championship show on 2nd March 2019.
Members wishing to take space should download and return the Yearbook Advertisement Order Form which also contains information relating to the preferred type of copy and size of photographs / graphics required.
Deadline for postal advertisements is Postmarked 31st December 2018, any copy received after postmark deadline date will be returned unopened.
As an added incentive a discount of 10% on the published prices is offered to those able to submit their copy by an earlier deadline of 26th November 2018, UK Time.
Please note that only orders placed by Club members can be accepted. The Club accepts no responsibility for health test claims made in adverts and members are politely reminded that they ned to be able to substantiate any claims made.
Click to go to the Yearbook Booking page.
CRUFTS 2019 Entry Qualifications

Qualification requirements for entry at CRUFTS 2019 can be found by visiting the CRUFTS website. Click to visit.
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 17 July 2018

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 17th July 2018.
Click to go to the listings.
New heart scheme for Cavaliers to undergo trial phase

A new heart scheme for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been developed by the Kennel Club (KC) and Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (VCS) in consultation with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed clubs. The KC/VCS heart scheme, which is the first collaboration between all parties involved, is set to trial 100 dogs over the coming months before it rolls out to all Cavalier breeders and owners later in the year.
The aim is to reduce the prevalence of Mitral Valve Disease (MVD), a deadly heart disorder in Cavaliers that affects more than 40% of the breed in the UK alone.
Click to read the KC Press Release and for links to the FAQ.
Kennel Club launches new Judges’ Critiques website

The Kennel Club has announced the launch of a new Judges’ Critiques website kcjudgescritiques.org.uk. This free website has been developed as a tool for breed judges to publish and manage their written critiques and provide a free service for exhibitors and members of the public to view critiques in one place.
Read more.

Please note that the CKCS Heart Test Result forms should be sent to Mrs E Smith, 9 Elm Grove, Larbert, Stirlingshire, FK5 3LP for inclusion in the research database and for the production of the Over 5 Heart Listing.
Looking For a Puppy? - CKCS Puppy Register

The Cavalier Club runs a register of puppies available from Club Members who can put details of puppies and older dogs they have for sale on the Cavalier Club Puppy Register.
The Club has recently introduced a slightly more formal system for placing a dog on its Register. A form now needs to be completed which can be downloaded from the Puppy Register Pages. The form includes details of any health certificates obtained for the parents, so that prospective puppy buyers can have more information before visiting a possible puppy.
If you wish to add your dogs to the Club’s Register, download the Puppy Register Form and send to The Co-ordinator.
Anyone looking to purchase a puppy is recommended to contact one of the Club Puppy Register Co-ordinators, Veronnica Hull, telephone 01268 727248 and Sylvia Lymer, telephone 01530 831929, for details of puppies available. - Puppy Register

When your puppies have been sold would you please advise the Puppy Register Co-Ordinator so that they may be removed from the lists.
Updated 01.06.11
Fully Funded FREE MRI Scans Available

Thanks to the amazing hard work and efforts from cavalier lovers worldwide RUPERT’S FUND has raised so far is over £20,000. This has funded more than 60 MRI s for dogs over 6 years. They also received £2,000 from the Cavalier Club which has funded 6 dogs so far.

Visit the Ruperts Fund website

Priority is given to
  1. Male dogs over 6 years particularly if they have already had a SM clear scan
  2. Stud dogs over 5 years of age.
  3. Bitches over 6 years that have had a SM clear scan over 3 years of age.
  4. asymptomatic bitches over 8 years of unknown MRI status but with SM clear close relatives.
Help find the genetic cause of this painful disease which is critical to the welfare of the breed.
Help find older cavaliers with little or no SM to determine whether SM can be ‘late onset’ and / or is a progressive condition (appears to develop slowly over time and may not be apparent when affected dogs are younger).
Help find how it is inherited and give breeders tools to breed away from the problem by providing information of clear lines.

Contact Dr Clare Rusbridge for further information.
Email: neuro.vet@btinternet.com

Click to download an application form for Rupert’s Fund.
Update 03.04.11
Show Critiques

We endeavour to publish ALL Championship Show critiques on Cavaliers.
However if you are judging at a Cavalier Breed Club Limited or Open Show, we would love to have the results and your critique to publish for all to read. If you would like us to publish it just send it attached to an email to the Webmaster or by snail mail to Dave Norris.
Unlike some of the Dog Press, we do not edit any critique, what the Judge sends us is what appears.
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Video & What To Do,
Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
Eastern Club Open Show (13 Jan 19)
Humberside Club Open Show (3 Feb 19)
West of England Champ Show (17 Nov)
CKCS Club Open Show (8 Dec)
CKCS Club Judges List
Click to view the Club Judges List and criteria.
Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events
Visit the Special Events section for full details of forthcoming events.
Midland CKCS Club Heart Doppler Day (29 Sept)
Southern CKCS Health Day (21 Oct 18)
CKCS Club Health Day (10 Nov 18)

Health testing is also carried out at the majority of regional CKCS Club events – see schedules for details.
Changes to KC Rules
Read the latest changes and updates.
– DNA Identification required
Highways England Traffic
Click to check for traffic delays on your route to the shows.
Golden Oldies
Demonstrating that Cavaliers can be a long lived breed.
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The Cavalier Club Code Of Best Practice
Click to read the KC Code of Ethics and CKCS Club Code of Best Practice
Cavalier Clubs Health Leaflet
A leaflet giving details of the three main health issues currently screened for in Cavaliers. – Download the Cavalier Clubs Health Leaflet
Over Fives Heart Database
List of Cavaliers aged 5 and over who have a certificate from a cadiologist that shows the dog has a clear heart when checked for MVD
Read more

Updated 04-12-17
MRI Test Centers
List of centers offering reduced rate MRI scans.
Read more
KC / BVA Chiari Malformation / Syringomyelia Scheme
Kennel Club & BVA official CM/SM Scheme
Download the Scheme Notes
A Guide to the Significance of Heart Murmurs in Cavaliers
So, you have done the right thing and taken your dog to a cardiologist for heart testing. What should you do now? – Read the answer
CKCS Health Breeding Programme – EBV
Read more
The KC Mate Select Programme
KC Mate Select web site
KC Health Test Finder
Search The Kennel Club for any health results for a dog which is registered at the Kennel Club.
KC Health Test Finder.
Kennel Club CC/DE DNA Results
KC CC/DE DNA Test Results
Kennel Club EF Test Results
KC EF Test Results
Kennel Club MRD Eye Results –
KC MRD Open Register
Vaccines For Dogs
Advice for Dog Owners
DNA From SM Clear Cavaliers Aged Over 5
Do you have a Cavalier that is over 5 and clear of SM?
Why not help research and submit a sample of your dog's DNA to the Researchers?
Read more
The Syringomyelia Cavalier Collection Scheme
A plea to all owners with a cavalier that has SM confirmed by an MRI scan.
Click for the find out how you may help.

Updated 8 Feb 2011
30+ years of CKCS Health Initiatives
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