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URGENT NOTICE RE: CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW FRIDAY & SATURDAY DINNERS – please note that not everybody who tried to make a booking successfully achieved the on-line booking procedure! If your payment failed or has been received you will have been notified by the Treasurer. Please make sure that you have sent your MENU CHOICES to Sheena Maclaine as she has to get these to the hotel soonest (yesterday was the deadline – extended to Thursday 15th). Once you have made your selection it cannot be changed: . Any problems please do phone her in the evenings – 01621 740698.

The "I Am Not A Robot" seems to be the stumbling block and has also affected some of your subscription payments. Again – our Treasurer will have acknowledged receipt of your payment. If you are in any doubt about your Membership payment please contact Deirdre via email –

We are sorry to announce tha passing of Sheila Collier (Sheilings cavaliers) at the age of 94.
Her funeral will take place on Monday 19th February. It is family and close friends only with a request for no flowers. Rather than flowers her son, William, says if anyone wishes to make a donation in Sheila’s memory the two chosen charities are PDSA and The British Lung Foundation.
The Club would like to send their sincere condolences to her son William and the whole family at this very difficult time.

It is with great sadness that the passing of Dawn Hunter (Spennithorne Cavaliers) is announced. Dawn died unexpectedly at home on the morning of Sunday 4th February and it has come as a great shock to so many.
Mervyn and Sheila would like to thank everyone who has written, sent cards, flowers and phoned them in support of their tragic loss. This has been a source of great comfort. A request has been made that no more flowers be sent to the house. Mervyn would be happy to hear from any friends.
We are sure that everyone who knew Dawn and Mervyn and Sheila would wish to join us in sending them sincere condolences at this very difficult time.

Funeral arrangements have now been made and this will take place at 1.15 pm on Monday 5th March 2018 at Mountsett Crematorium, Ewehurst Road, Dipton, Stanley, DH9 9JP and afterwards at Hobson Municipal Golf Club, Hobson, Burnopfield, NE16 6BZ. For catering purposes can anyone planning to attend after the funeral please let Norma Inglis know by email or by messenger on Facebook. Family flowers only please.

If anyone would like to make a donation in place of flowers these should be in the name of THE NORTHERN CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL RESCUE SOCIETY and sent to the funeral director – Mark Wait, 19 Arlington Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4TS. A collection box will also be available at the Crematorium for anyone wanting to donate on the day.

Sheena Maclaine, Acting Chairman writes:
As we held our pre-Championship Show Committee Meeting on Saturday 10th February, we learned of the passing of Chuck Minter (Fairfield). It took me back to my teenage years with a bump! Chuck made the trip over from the States virtually every year, usually staying with Pam Rooney (Highcurley) and was always on hand as part of a great team for the Friday Set-up. With sleeves rolled up, Chuck would turn his hand to any task from putting out chairs, to hoovering the huge carpeted area at the Three Counties Showground’s Severn Hall or even helping with all the table coverings which in those days had to be pinned to military exactness to the ghastly wooden trestle tables! Rest in peace Chuck – you were a good friend to the Cavalier Club.
CRUFTS Judging Times

CRUFTS The Kennel Club have announced the times for judging at CRUFTS 2018.
Bitches start at 09:00 am in Ring 34
Dogs LATE start at 09:30 am in Ring 33.
Cavaliers As Companions – February / March

In this months edition Tina & Denis celebrate the 90th birthady of the Cavalier Club by delving back to the formation of the Club along with announcing the succes of the Canny Cavaliers Obreedience Team plus more books for us to read. Click to read
Cavalier Club Annual General Meeting
& New KC/VCS Heart Scheme Presentation
Yew Lodge Hotel, Packington Hill, Kegworth, Deby DE74 2DF
(Junction 24 on M1)
12 May 2018

New KC/VCS Heart Scheme Presentation
A presentation will be given by a member of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society at 11:00 am. This is an introduction to the new scheme with the opportunity for Questions & Answers

Annual General Meeting 1:30 pm
2017 Over Fives Clear Heart List

Updated 2017 list of Cavaliers who were tested with clear hearts when aged over five is now available to view. Click to go to the list.

Please note that Heart Test Result forms should now 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.
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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Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
Soth & West Wales Open (6 May)
Southern Club Champ (7 Apr)
WoE Club Open (28 Apr)
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.
New KC/VCS Heart Scheme Presentation (12 May 18 prior to AGM)
CKCS Club Health Day (10 Nov 18)

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.
– New Champions Class
– New Breeders Competition
– Judging at Partnership Shows
– Appointment of Judges from 2019

Video & What To Do,
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 04-12-17
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
Vaccines For Dogs
Advice for Dog Owners
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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