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It is with the deepest regret we share the shocking news of the sudden passing of Club Member, Rob Sansom.  The overwhelming loss felt across the Cavalier world shows the love and respect so many had for him.

  • Sheena Maclaine has paid tribute to Rob.
  • Elaine Berwick has paid tribute to Rob.
  • Kirstie McMurray & the Scottish CKCS Club has paid tribute to Rob.
  • Michael Levy has paid tribute to Rob.
  • Philip Lovel has dedicated his Our Dogs Breed Notes to Rob.
  • The CKCS USA Club has paid tribute to Rob.
Click to Read the tributes
Those wishing to send in their own tributes are welcome to – please send them to the . Please be mindful that those folk closest to Rob are struggling with their emotions to get pen to paper.

Northumberland Mountain Rescue   Samaritans of Northumbria
Cavaliers As Companions – October / November 2020

This month Denis & Tina warn us of the Autumn Perils and Harvest Mites. There are some hints on coping with Travel Sickness, three book reviews plus much more. Click to read
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 19 October 2020

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 19th October 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.
Kennel Club Website

The kennel Club are updating their website and they have stated that this will not be fully functional until the end of October 2020. The result of this activity is that links from the CKCS Club website to the KC website may not work. Following completion of the KC actions, the CKCS Club links will be checked and updated as required, this may take some time to complete so please bear with us.
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.

3 Counties Peke & Cav Open Show cancelled 25 Oct
South & W Wales CKCS Club Champ Show cancelled 1 Nov
Northern CKCS Society Open Show cancelled 8 Nov
Southern CKCS Club Open Show cancelled 14 Nov
Midland CKCS Club Champ Show cancelled 28 Nov
CKCS Club Christmas Open Show cancelled 5 Dec

Northern CKCS Society Open Show cancelled 23 Jan 2021
Scottish CKCS Club Open Show cancelled 20 Feb 2021

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.
The Kennel Club have issued guidance on the resumption of shows and this can be found by clicking here dated 19 October.

All Overseas Yearbooks were dispatched yesterday (Monday 29 June). To all our Overseas Members we can only apologise for the delay in dispatching. Firstly all the Year Books went to our Championship Show in March in the hope that we could save postage with as many as possible being collected. From the show they went back to our storage and we went straight into lockdown and were unable to access. This was the first year that we greatly reduced the "waste" and produced fewer books as they are initially only for Members however this has not left us with lots to spare and there have been lots of concerns with regard to the handling of post overseas with items reported as getting lost. We very much hope that as we all start to relax our lockdowns that the coveted Year Book arrives safely.

Our 2020 Year Book is currently being discussed by the Committee due to a very "unusual" year to say the least – however we may have some interesting historical material in our archives that merit inclusion in a publication so watch this space for an update!

In the meantime we hope that everyone keeps safe and enjoys their Cavaliers at home until we can take part in all our doggy activities again.

Sheena Maclaine

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.


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.
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.

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.
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CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
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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.
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.
Read more
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 02/12/19
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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