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CKCS Club AGM 2017

Club Members are reminded that the AGM for 2017 will be held at Yew Lodge Hotel on 14 May 2017.
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Club Chairman

We are sorry to announce that, for personal reasons, Mrs Elaine Berwick has resigned from the post of Club Chairman.
In the interim Mr Rob Dix has taken over the post of Acting Chairman and can be contacted via the email address .
Liz Latteck and Pay On Line (Cav Shop)

Liz Latteck, who looks after our Shop and Pay On Line, has recently had a major operation on her knee. Although she is now at home she cannot sit for long periods so there may be some delays in responding to purchases – but everything will be actioned. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
CKCS Club Open Show August 2017

Schedules for the Club’s August Open Show are now available. 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

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Cavaliers As Companions – March/April

This month Denis and Tina give us some advice on days out with your dog, introduce us to Cavaliers on Postage Stamps and celebrates Katie Eldred’s 100th birthday. Click to read
The Canny Cavalier Obreedience Team
The Canny Cavalier Obreedience Team

The Canny Cavalier team only managed to get to half of the heats this year, but still finished 3rd in the National League Table, qualifying them for the final at Crufts on Thursday 9th March 2017.

So if anyone is going to Crufts on Thursday 9th March as well as Toy day on 10th March, why not pop along to the obedience ring around 4pm and support the Canny Cavaliers Obreedience Team.

Click to read more information about the Canny Cavalier Team and Obreedience in general.

Please remember that Heart Test Result forms should be sent to Lesley Jupp, Wagtails, Beeson, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2HW 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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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.
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Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
Southern Club Open (16 July)
Cavalier Club (19 August)
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.
No of Classes a Judge can judge.

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
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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