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Cavaliers As Companions – November / December

Due to a house move, Denis & Tina have only given us one main feature this month, but what a feature! They are presenting some of the fabulous Cavalier artwork by Lisa Hossier from the USA who is both a Cavalier owner and an extremely talented artist. Click to read
The CKCS Club Yearbook Vol 54 –2017
Reduced Rate Deadline Approaching Fast!

Yearbook 2017Members are invited to place an advertisement in the next edition of the Club Yearbook, which will be published at the Club’s Championship show on 3rd March 2018.
Members wishing to take space should use the Advertisement Order Form
This year we are once again including the Stud Dog Register at no charge to members. Download the Stud Dog Register form, complete it and return to Anne Rennard.
Payment and Deadlines – deadline for postal advertisements is Postmarked 2nd December 2017 (UK Time), any copy received after postmark deadline date will be returned unopened. Hand delivered copy will be accepted at LKA Show. As an added incentive a discount of 10% on the published prices is offered to those able to submit their copy by an earlier deadline of 9th November 2017 (UK Time).
Click for Full details and Order Forms.
Midland Counties Champ Show – 28 October

The A518 near the Staffordshire Police HQ is closed in both directions for the week commencing Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th (pm) inclusive. This is the main route from M6 J14 (and Stafford) to the showground. Midland Counties have consulted with the contractors and Staffs CC but regrettably there are no mitigations possible – e.g. relaxing the closure. As such there is a full closure in place for the duration of the show.
There will be a signed diversion in place. Visitors to the show should exit the M6 at J14 and follow the A34 towards Stone. When on the outskirts of Stone, follow the signed Diversion onto the A51 towards Rugeley. Continue along the A51 until you reach the traffic lights at the A518 turn (right) towards Showground and Stafford. There is a notice to say the A518 is closed at Veritas Academy but this is BEYOND the showground so won’t affect show traffic access.
On leaving the showground, the reverse route should be taken.
The Officers and Committee apologise for this impact on your day which is beyond our control. We will be monitoring the situation but visitors and exhibitors are advised to allow an extra 30 minutes for their journey time.
Puppy, Cavalier & Veteran of The Year

At the Challenges held on Sunday 15th our two Judges, Mrs Paula Stark (Tayfern) & Mrs Sylvia Lymer (Lymrey) made Mr & Mrs Homes’ Ch Leogem Renaissance JW Puppy Of The Year, Mrs Manhagm’s Maibee Perfect Touch of Charnavale Veteran Of The Year and Mr & Mrs Sedgbeer’s Ch Castlewytch Rave On with Russmic JW Cavalier Of The Year.

Click for full results.
Joyce Boardman (Volney) – New Home & Telephone

Joyce has now settled into "assisted living" at The Grange, Bagshot Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 9PR.
She also now has a separate Land Line for those wishing to speak to her. The best time is after 8 pm and that is the time she would love to have a chat. Her telephone number is 01344 636142
BREED RECORD BROKEN at Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show

History has been made and Norma Inglis has been asked to write an article for the Club’s website providing the background to the "Fab Four"....

Fab Four
Ch Craigowl Out Of Reach JW            Ch Craigowl Touché JW
Ch Craigowl Keep In Touch      Ch Craigowl Out Of Touch JW

"April Fools’ Day 2015 was to prove to be a red letter day in the Craigowl household. That was the day the litter containing Craigowl Touché, Craigowl Out Of Reach, Craigowl Out Of Touch and Craigowl Keep In Touch arrived. Their registered names were chosen as a tribute to their mother ‘Untouchable’ ".
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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
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CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
CKCS Club Open Show (3 Dec)
ECKCS Open Show (14 Jan)
Humberside CKCS Open Show (4 Feb)
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 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.
– 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.
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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 20-07-16
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?
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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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