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CKCS Club Open Show August 2017
Don’t Forget Entries Close 24 July 2017

Schedules for the Club’s August Open Show are available in the Schedules section. The show will be held at a new venue – Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall, Sherridge Road, Leigh Sinton, Malvern WR13 5DE.
Please note that we have a new Show Manager, Helen Long, 16 Broadleas Park, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5JA, Tel: 01380 720660 to whom entries should be sent.

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There will be two Junior Handling Classes with entries to be taken on the day – why not get the younger generation to show us how it is done.
Treasurer on Holiday.

Please note that our Treasurer, Mrs Deidre Thomas, will be on holiday until 5 August. This means that requests on Club Sales or Membership will be actioned on her return after 5 August.
Mrs Mary Cunningham’s "VERHEYEN ANTON"
takes Toy Group at Wndsor 2017.

Windsor Dog Show
On 30th June, breed judge, Mrs Mary (Symra) Rees found her Best of Breed in Mrs Mary Cunningham’s "VERHEYEN ANTON". Anton delighted both Mary’s by following on and winning the Toy Group. We are acknowledging this win on our website as it is the first time a Cavalier has won this accolade since Cesar Cortes & Mrs Londono’s ENG & FIN CH MILETREE MONTESUMA OF LONDONCOR won the Toy Group at LKA in 2014 – 2½ years ago!

Judge Mary Rees with AntonAntonAnton
Obreedience – a new KC Competition.

KC ObreedienceO
breedience is a new KC competition to showcase the abilities of different breeds. It comprises a piece of group heelwork with the emphasis on working together as a team, and 4 individual exercises taken from formal obedience and the Good Citizen tests. The Canny Cavaliers are in their 2nd year of competing, after a successful year culminating in a appearance at the final at Crufts 2017. This year they have competed at 3 heats so far and the latest one was at East of England championship show where they came 3rd. Most of the dogs on the team are veterans, showing that Cavaliers can be healthy and continue working well into their senior years. The oldest dogs are Karly (nearly 13 years old) and Ellie (12.5 years old) who are also still successful show dogs. The team members are Lucy Dawson, Roxane Hobbs, Philippa Biddle, Barbara Taylor, Kate Hughes and Chris Clements.
Click for more information on the Team and their progress to CRUFTS 2017.
Date For Your Diary
Puppy, Cavalier & Veteran of The Year

Don’t forget that the Puppy, Cavalier & Veteran Of The Year challenges take place on 15th October at Wroxall Abbey. Admission to this event is by ticket only. Tickets are £25 and available from the Event Organiser: Mrs Deirdre Thomas, 45a Cottenham Park Road, West Wimbledon, London SW20 0SB. Tel: 0208 944 1045

Invitations will be sent to all qualified cavaliers but everyone is welcome to attend.

Royal Canin are giving a bag of food to all exhibits and there will be lots more goodies and raffle prizes.

Click for details of the Judges and Qualification requirements plus links to teh schedule.
Cavaliers As Companions – July/August

Another bumper issue from Denis & Tina and this month they give us details of an artist Sar England, interesting details on canine intelligence, more advice on things to remember on hot days, some book reviews and much more. Click to read

Missed the 2017 AGM – then read the Acting Chairman’s Message from the AGM where you will read about the Club’s Activities and learn of important developments in Heart Research. You can also read the KC Club Health and Breed Representative of developments in Health Testing and the KC Judges Competency Framework.
Learn also why there is an Acting Chairman until the 2018 AGM.
Click to read the Message from the Acting Chairman

Please note that Heart Test Result forms should now 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.
Could you be the next fund raiser for the Cavalier Club’s Health Funds?
Cavalier Walk 2014
Cavalier owners raised the sum of £160 in their "Walk In The Park" in 2014.

The magnificent sum of
£1218.31 was raised by Kirstie McMurray & Ken Town running the Edinburgh 10K run in May 2013.

We are always looking for willing victims to help our lovely breed and it doesn’t have to involve something quite as energetic!
Sheena Maclaine – Former Chairman
Updated 03.02.15
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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Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
Midland Champ Show (26 Nov)
Scottish Champ Show (21 Oct)
Eastern Open Show (14 Oct)
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.
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.
More FAQ on new Judging Competency Framework
Change in definition of Mid Limit & Limit Classes

Video & What To Do,
Dog Friendly Places To Visit
Highways Agency 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
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 20-07-16
MRI Test Centers
List of centers offering reduced rate MRI scans.
Read more
Langford Veterinary Services added to MRI test centers.
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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