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The On-line Sales Facility is temporarily unavailable. We will advise as soon as it is up & running again. We apologise for any inconvenience and if this is going to cause you a problem please email the with the nature of what you need to be able to do.


The Kennel Club have announced changes to start times for CRUFTS. Cavalier Dogs will now start at 08:30 in ring 33.

Full details of all changes can be found on the KC website by clicking on this link.

The Highways Agency has released the following advice for those travelling in the local West Midlands area:
A45 and A46 full road closure in both directions from the Stivichall Island to the Tollbar End Island, near Coventry, from 8pm on Friday 6th March until 6am Monday 9th March. A diversion route will be clearly signposted.

CKCS Club Championship Show 14 March 2020
Post Show Hot Fork Buffet

Due to popular demand the Cavalier KCS Club will now be hosting an after show dinner (14 March 2020) at the Chesford Grange Hotel where both our judges look forward to spending the evening with their "doggy friends".
A hot fork buffet has been arranged at a cost of £30 per head, please contact Maxine Fox-Shone ( or via Facebook) to book your tickets.
Alternatively you may book tickets via the Club Shop.
If you wish to book overnight accommodation please contact Chesford Grange directly, the hotel will accept dogs at a rate of £20 per night. For those that have already booked accommodation at alternative hotels but wish to attend the evening meal please advise Rick Aldous (Show Manager) and the Club will arrange a minibus to bring you to the dinner and return you afterwards.
CKCS Club Championship Show 14 March 2020

The Club Championship Show will be held on 14 March 2020. Our Judges this year are Miss Lucy Koster (Harana) for dogs and Rob Sansom (Byermoor) for bitches.

There will be the usual Health Initiatives with Mr David Fisher doing heart testing and Mr Ian Mason doing eye testing. Full details are in the schedule.

Tracy Morgan will also be in attendance to take photos for you.

NOTE – There will NOT be a Championship Show Dinner for 2020 – see above regarding a hot fork buffet .

See the "Special Events"Section for details about the TOP 20 GALA DINNER to be held in 2021

Information regarding the presentation of the 2019/2020 Annual Points Trophies is given in the 2019 Championship Show schedule.
Election Of Officers & Committee
CKCS Club Annual General Meeting 9 May 2020

There were some errors on the AGM Nomination Paper recently distributed to Members.

There are 6 vacancies for the Committee and the date by which nomination forms must be received is 28 February 2020.

Would members please use the attached form which is correct.

Click to download Nomination Form
CKCS Club Annual General Meeting 9 May 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club will be held on

(following the completion of judging of Cavaliers at The National Dog Show)


Staffordshire Show Ground
Weston Road
ST18 0BD

Items for the agenda need to be submitted in writing (to include the signatures of both the Proposer and Seconder), to the Secretary and must be received no later than:
FRIDAY 28 February 2020

Please note the new venue
Cavaliers As Companions – February / March 2020

This month Denis and Tina highlight an artist who creates cavaliers in needlework, highlights some problem items used as toys for dogs, the use of garlic for dogs and much more. Click to read
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 2 December 2019

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 2nd December 2019.
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.
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.
Click to read the KC Press Release and for links to the FAQ.

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.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
CKCS Club Champ Show (14 March 2020)
S&WW CKCS Open Show (22 Mar)
Southern CKCS Champ Show (4 Apr)
Eastern CKCS Champ Show (11 Apr)
Joint Clubs Champ Show (2 May)
WoE Open Show (24 May)
Scottish CKCS Open Show (7 Jun)
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
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
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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