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Pam Rooney – Highcurley Cavaliers

The Cavalier Club are so very deeply sorry to have to report that Honorary Member Pam Rooney died on 17th May after a lingering illness. Our thoughts go to Simon, Nicky and the boys and Pam’s extended family at this most difficult of times. Click to read the tribute from Judy Wright
Cancellation & Postponement of Cavalier Club Events

Clubs are having to cancel or postpone events to aid in the containment of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Click here to see the listing of Cavalier Club (including the Regional Clubs) current cancellations, postponements & new dates.

Southern CKCS Club Champ Show cancelled

Kennnel Club advice and FAQs on the coronavirus situation can be found on the KC website by clicking here. The Kennel Club update this information at regular intervals, keep checking it.
Cavaliers As Companions – June / July 2020

This month Denis and Tina gives us tips on the care of our Cavaliers during the Coronvirus Lockdown and remind us about the care of teeth and feet. There are reviews for four more books that may keep us interested at this time. Click to read

What challenging times we are going through! For many dog enthusiasts Crufts is the highlight of our calendar. This year it was the Kennel Club’s turn to "steal" our show date and host, what is regarded by many from around the world, the ultimate dog show in the calendar. The results and show critiques can be found on this website. It was over a week later that the Cavalier Club hosted what was to be the last show in the calendar for the present time and the results are also included on the website.

As I write it is nearly impossible to plan for any future events with the uncertainties we all face. In the meantime many of us are in contact via Social Media – with quizzes, memorabilia, the inevitable banter and lots of support and fundraising activities in support of the NHS and other worthy causes.

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CKCS Club Annual General Meeting 9 May 2020


Due the current situation and following KC & Government advice, the AGM is postponed until further notice. Members will be advised of the new date and venue when decided.

"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 20 April 2020

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 20th April 2020.
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.
Scottish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Judges List Update

Something for current and aspiring judges instead of odd jobs, gardening and baking how about updating your CV’s. We will at some point need to appoint judges for future shows and if you’re not there, we won’t know about you If you are on A3, B, C list and following the traditional route or following the new JCF route we need to know your experience / level you have achieved; which seminars etc you have attended; how much stewarding and what, if any, judging you have done.

Let’s hear from you all, save me doing the housework.
My email is
Stay safe everyone
Liz Smith
Secretary Scottish CKCS Club
New heart scheme for Cavaliers

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.

For full details of the scheme and links to Regional Cardiologist Specialist please visit the Kennel Club CKCS Heart Scheme Section.
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
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.
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Video & What To Do,
Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
Latest –
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
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.

CKCS Club Judges List
Click to view the Club Judges List and criteria.
Changes to KC Rules
Read the latest changes and updates.
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 02/12/19
MRI Test Centers
List of centers offering reduced rate MRI scans.
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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
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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?
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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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