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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".
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CKCS Club Health Test Day

Vet TestsRyton On Dunmore Village Hall
High Street, Ryton On Dunmore
Coventry CV8 3EY


CKCS Doppler Heart testing by Dave Fisher

All Breed Heart Testing by Asculation with Jasper Gale

All Breed Eye Testing by Paul Mcpherson

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Latest COVID and Brexit Requirements

Societies are announcing changes to the controls regarding COVID and entry into Ireland for dogs. Below are the latest announcements as provided by Clubs.
If you are entering on-line then please read the schedule for COVID controls.


17 September 2021
SKC are delighted to inform their Exhibitors that, due to this type of event, Exhibitors are classed as part of the event delivery and not spectators, therefore, no Covid Vaccination Passports are required to obtain entry. Facemasks are however mandatory in Scotland and would ask that Exhibitors bring a suitable face covering to be worn unless medically exempt or, when drinking and eating indoors.
Due to circumstances out with SKC’s control, the back hall (Lowland Hall) is now being used by Scotland’s NHS. SKC is pleased to announce that they have secured the green area to the side of the Highland Hall where a marquee will be erected for outside rings 17-26. Please be assured that there will be adequate wet weather accommodation if needed on the day. The order of Judging shall be published soon.
SKC would like to take this opportunity to thank our Exhibitors for their patience, messages of support and understanding, whilst the Officers, members of the SKC Executive Council and Staff worked on resolving these issues.

Northern Ireland CKCS Championship Dog Shows – 23 October 2021

NI Club Anyone entering either of the NICKCS club shows will need to have prepaid car parking passes via Fosse Data. If entering for both days, two car parking passes will need to be purchased. Exhibitors have only today to book their car parking at Fosse Data.
Belfast entries close has been extended to 23rd September 2021

Track and Trace Regulations at the Eikon Centre BDSS Championship Dog Shows – October 2021.

NI Club These regulations will also apply to Northern Ireland Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club’s Championship Shows on 23 and 24 October 2021.
The NI governing body for the COVID-19 regulations have been in contact with Belfast Dog Show with regards to the track and trace controls and compliance for access arrangements to their show. The management for the Eikon Centre are insisting on all days of the show that car parking passes must be pre-purchased online and will be linked to those drivers and vehicles entering the show.

Click to download the instructions for compliance.

Please address any queries to

Checks On Animals Entering Northern Ireland

The UK Government has announced that the proposed checks on animals travelling from GB to NI have been delayed indefinitely. So, exhibitors travelling over in October will not require rabies jabs or Animal Health Certificates for their dogs.


Covid Status Checks required by the NEC as at 9 Sept 21
NEC want you to be aware of the Covid procedures that will be in place to ensure that everyone is kept safe during build up, open days and breakdown. Every person over the age of 12 entering the halls will be checked for their Covid status before allowing access to the LKA show.
Upon arrival on day one, your Covid status will be checked at one of five entrances around the NEC, Entrances to Hall 17 for the majority of Exhibitors; Via Atrium 3, Atrium 1, Bridgelink and in the Lorry Parks for our Contractors and Trade exhibitors.
Access to Show must be via one of these listed entrances before you enter the main exhibition halls.
Once at a listed entrance you will be asked to show your Covid Status this can be:
• Covid Passport to prove two Covid Vaccinations
• Negative lateral flow test result
Your status can be shown via a digital copy of your vaccine passport or the registered lateral flow test result, both accessible via the NHS app or registered on the Government website. You can also print out a copy of your Vaccine Passport to show to gain entry. LKA will have Committee members who will be happy to talk through the process with anyone who is unsure nearer to the show. Details are in the Schedule.
CKCS Club Yearbook Vol 58 – 2021

Members are invited to place an advertisement in the next edition of the Club Yearbook. The Yearbook will be published in March 2022. We are pleased to keep a reduced rate for adverts, editor design set up of artwork and the new look Stud Dog Register.

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2022 Membership Renewal for The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club

Members are reminded that their subscription is due for renewal on 1st January 2022. Yearbooks will only be sent to fully paid up members. Members whose subscription has lapsed may have to reapply for membership. In addition to payment of the membership fee a £10 rejoining/administration fee will be applicable.

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CKCS Club 2020 Yearbook

2020 YearbookThe CKCS Club have a limited quantity of 2020 Yearbooks for sale through the Club Shop. The price is £15:00 plus UK postage of £3.55
Cavaliers As Companions – August / September 2021

This month Dennis & Tina provide us with an interesting insight into the history of the Marlborough Cavaliers of Blenheim Palace plus information about Cheyletiellosis aka "walking dandruff" plus other interesting . Click to read
Associate Membership of The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club

The CKCS Club would like to inform members that at the 2021 AGM the following additional rule was agreed by the members present. The KC have subsequently agreed the rule can be added to the Club’s rules and constitution. Therefore the Club’s Associate Membership Scheme will launch on 1 September 2021.

Associate Membership — Candidates who are not known to any Club members but wish to apply for membership of the Club may complete an application form for Associate Membership. No proposer or seconder is required. They will not have voting rights but will share all other the benefits of membership. After two years, Associate Members can complete a form to apply for full membership, proposed and seconded by 2 fully paid-up members of not less than two years’ standing and to whom they are personally known. Conversion to Full Membership with immediate full voting rights is subject to the Committee’s approval.

If you wish to join the Club please go to the "Membership" section of The Club website.

As competitive events begin to open up as a result of the phased easing of some Covid-19 restrictions, The Kennel Club wishes to remind competitors that they can use the ‘Name Applied For’ (NAF), ‘Transfer Applied For’ (TAF) and ‘Change of Name Applied For’ (CNAF) facilities, if necessary, when entering dogs for competition in any of The Kennel Club disciplines.

Click to read more on the KC Website.
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
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 18 January 2021

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 18th January 2021.
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.

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.
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Video & What To Do,
Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
CKCS Club Open Show 4 Dec
WoE Champ Shows 1 & 2 20 Nov
Midland Champ Show 27 Nov
Northern Open Show 14 Nov
South & West Wales Champ Show 6 Nov
Southern Club Open Show 13 Nov
Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events

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

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.
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.
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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 18/01/21
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
30+ years of CKCS Health Initiatives
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