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S & W Wales CKCS Club Open Show – Change Of Judge

The S & WW CKCSC Open show scheduled for 20 August has had a change of judge, due to Joel Lantz’s flight cancellation.
The new judge is Mr Alan Carter (Amaliks).

Heart Clinic The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club are hosting a Heart Doppler Day on Wednesday 31st August 2022 at Ringtail House, Ringtail Place, Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 8LA

For full details and how to book visit our Special Events Page.
CKCS Club Summer Open Show
Summer Show
Cavaliers As Companions – August 2022

This month Dennis & Tina have asked Melissa Evans to tell us about her involvement in The Platinum Jubilee Celebration with her cavaliers. They also give us some timely warnings about the perils of summer, care of dewclaws plus much more. Click to read
Support to the Kennel Club Trust Charitable Appeal for Ukrainian Breeders

UkrainThe Cavalier Club and its Partners have donated to the Kennel Club Appeal to support Ukrainian Breeders.
Read what we have done.

The Cavalier Club members supported the Charitable Appeal for Ukrainian Breeders with a donation of over £16,000. We have recently received a "Thank You Letter" from Reverend Bill King, Chairman of Trustees, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust which we would share with you.

Please click to read the letter.
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 5 August 2022

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 5th August 2022.
Click to go to the listings.

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.
The Kennel Club Doppler Heart Scheme Results

The Kennel Club are working with their IT department to be able to produce the Doppler Heart Scheme results in a format that will generally be understood, i.e. explanation of the traffic light system for suitability for breeding. The Breed Clubs have asked for this in a format for each individual dog’s record. Those that were involved pre-publication will be given the option to submit previous results but the Kennel Club still have this as "work in progress".
In the meantime there is no recognition for those dogs that have a clear heart on their doppler paperwork to be able to go on the Club’s "Over 5 Clear List" and no means for anyone to find these dogs, particularly stud dogs.
If you wish to have your dog’s name added to the "Over 5 Clear List" you may submit a copy of your doppler result to the Scottish Club Secretary, Liz Smith – Liz maintains this list.
Sheena Maclaine
Breed Health Liaison Representative to the Kennel Club
The Kennel Club Cavalier Breed Survey

The Kennel Club are conducting several Breed Surveys which includes one for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. For further information and to participate access is available through the following link:


Trophy The Cavalier Club present annual trophies based upon points gained at Shows throughout the year. The Club have decided to present the current standing of the Top Cavalier and Top Puppy Points as provided by Grahame Ford. These tables will be updated at periodic intervals throughout the year.

The tables can be accessed by clicking on the menu "Club Points Trophy Table" or the Box on the right of this page.
Did You Know? Information Pages

A new section has been added to the Club website where articles that the Committee believe are of interest to the Members will be published.
These can be found under the menu item "Did You Know? Topical Interest Column".
The first article has been uploaded.
Looking For a Puppy? - CKCS Puppy Register
* Dedicated Puppy Buyers Website *

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

From time to time events overtake us and we find ourselves searching for a way to help us out of a situation. The Benevolent Fund is there to help any Member to cope during a time of difficulty. You may need to kennel your dog if you have to go into hospital … or during a time when you feel you are being pulled in every direction due to family troubles.
Any one of the three Trustees will be pleased to discuss your situation and it may well be that we can help towards the problem financially by ensuring your dogs are properly cared for during that time. The Benevolent Fund does not pay veterinary fees, but may be able to help in other respects.
Please don’t hesitate to ask … all calls to us are totally confidential and no details are ever passed on.
Click for details of the Trustees and further info.
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.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club is registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office under the Data Protection Act 2018 as a Data Controller. Registration Number Z9120799
The Cavalier Club does not provide details of its members to any third party without the express agreement of that member.
Click to read the Clubs Privacy Policy Statement.
A Request from the Webmaster
With all the virus around, if you email the Webmaster can you put the topic clearly in the Subject Line else it may get deleted. If you find any broken links or pages that do not open then please let him know by emailing
We aim to keep the site as up to date as possible. To ensure that you are viewing the latest information, it is recommended that you set your browser to automatically refresh the content or regularly click on the Refresh option in your browser.
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Golden Oldies
A Celebration of Older Cavaliers
Golden OldiesRead More
Club Annual Points Trophy Table
2022 As At Northern Club ChampShow
Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules

Latest –
Humberside Club Open 4 Sept
Northern Ireland Champ 25 Sept
Scottish Club Champ Show 15 Oct
Eastern Society Open Show 22 Oct
3 Cos Peke & Cav Open Show 29 Oct
Southern Club Open Show 12 Nov
MIdland Club Champ Show 26 Nov

Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events

Visit the Special Events section for full details of forthcoming events.

Cavalier Caravan Club Health Days 9/10 Aug

CKCS Club North West Doppler Day

Northern CKCS Club Health Day 22 Oct

Kennel Club Health Calendar

Health testing is also carried out at the majority of regional CKCS Club events – see schedules for details.

CKCS Club Judges List
Click to view the Club Judges List and criteria.
Changes to KC Rules
Read the latest changes and updates.

Video & What To Do
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.
Read More
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
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.
KC / BVA Chiari Malformation / Syringomyelia Scheme
Kennel Club & BVA official CM/SM Scheme

Download the Scheme Notes
MRI Test Centers
List of centers offering reduced rate MRI scans.
Read more
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
Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavaliers
Read about the scheme on the KC Website
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 05/08/22
CKCS Health Breeding Programme – EBV
Read more
Kennel Club CC/DE DNA Results
Clear; Carrier; Affected
Kennel Club EF Test Results
Clear; Carrier; Affected
Kennel Club MRD Eye Pre 2020 Results –
KC MRD Open Register
Post Jan 2020 Results are found in the KC Health Test Finder
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
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