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THE CAVALIER CLUB’S TOP 20

The Cavalier Club’s Top 20 Gala Dinner is fast approaching – the date for your diary is the evening of 7th September! 3 mystery judges have been booked for this event and we thought you might like to see who is in the running at this stage with 11 shows left to enter! Whilst it is unlikely that there will be huge changes to the top 10 on points there could be some newcomers pushing in to the top 20 .... might one of those be yours? There is still time to get entries in for a few of the June/July shows. We very much hope that as many of you as possible will want to get together to spectate and book your dinner place, or perhaps even a table of friends, and enjoy a red carpet night for these lucky ones! Don’t forget you also have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice too!

Click to view the current standings for the Top 20 and Top 10.
2019 SUBSCRIPTIONS OVERDUE

If you have paid your UK subscription you will have received your Year Book by now. If you haven’t you may be 1 of the 50 who we have no record of payment – please check with the Membership Secretary, Stephen Watts –

We still have around 50 Overseas Subscriptions Overdue – your Year Book may still be in transit using snail mail.

If you no longer wish to be a member could you please let our Membership Secretary know. If you think you are a member and are unsure please also contact the Membership Secretary – it may be that you have been paying the wrong amount and therefore are not classed as "fully paid-up".
Cavaliers As Companions – April / May

This month Denis and Tina talk about the artist Constable’s Mother, remind us of unsafe and toxic plants now that Spring is here. Also in this edition is information about Dementia in Dogs and much more interesting facts relating to Cavaliers and other dogs. Click to read
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 21 May 2019

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 18th March 2019.
Click to go to the listings.
CKCS HEART TEST RESULT FORMS

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.
ILLUSTRATED BREED STANDARD FOR THE CAVALIER

Interpretation Of The Standard
The Club have received the re-print of the illustrated elaboration of the Breed Standard, explaining in some detail some of the finer points with a view to making the judge’s task a little easier and to assist in interpreting the standard correctly.
Soft cover. 20 pages and costs £2:00 plus postage
It can be bought from the Club On-Line-Shop
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.
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.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Schedules
Latest –
Midland Club Open Show (14 July) now has on-line entry close 30 June
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 Day Eastern Club 26 May

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.
– JCF Grandfather Rights
– Eye For A Dog on the JCF
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
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 21/05/19
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
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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