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CKCS Club Annual Health Clinic

The CKCS Club are holding their annual health clinic on 28 September, where we have Heart Doppler, Heart Auscultation and also Eye testing available.

Doppler is by by appointment only at £75 per dog and only available for CKCS.

Eye Testing – Paul McPhearson
Heart Auscultation testing – Jasper Gale
Heart Doppler testing – David Fisher



Calling all Cavalier Enthusiasts
from pet owners to the stars of the show world

Saturday 7th September offers something for everyone not to be missed – First we whet your appetite with the Cavalier KCS Club’s Open Show ... Jo (Carleeto) Lewis looks forward to her judging appointment (entries must be made in advance see the Open Show schedule).

Not interested in showing but love everything Cavalier bring yours along for a fun day out – Noah Tarabad is judging the Companion Cavalier Classes with entries on the day. We bet you think your Cavalier has the waggiest tail or the most appealing eyes. We are all looking forward to seeing which one Noah would like to take home!!!

During the afternoon the 3 mystery judges will start the preliminary judging for the
Top 20 COMPETITION – assessing for conformation and the evening will see this competition rolled out under the spotlights. Come dine with us, vote for the People’s Choice winner and enjoy the usual camaraderie amongst like minded friends! This event is not about showing & winning. It is not about the food. The last points will be added on 27th July with the RED LETTER DAY being 30th July when invites will arrive in the post! It is an honour to be invited and equally an honour to be able to celebrate with fellow breeders. It is supporting our Club, bringing people together in a celebration of our breed, without which we would not all be here! If you have never been to a dog show and would just like to see some of the most beautiful Cavaliers presented to you on the red carpet then don’t miss the opportunity to book your tickets.

Need somewhere to stay – without dogs you will find the Aviator Hotel on site, with dogs you can book the caravan/camping field – details in the Championship Show schedule or on our Combined Championship Show Information page, ..... or you can book into the nearest Travelodge that is dog friendly.

No need to leave your dogs unattended during the evening’s proceedings – dogs in travel crates can wait patiently for you in Hangar Two adjacent and connected to Hangar One.

Energy & enthusiasm for day 2....

Joint Cavalier Club’s Championship Show with the usual classes and lots more prizes to be won. Judges, Jeannie Boyd & Sheena Maclaine, are really looking forward to the day. For the hardened exhibitors that always get caught for donating to the raffle you have a chance to win a Dyson Hairdryer to speed up the hand finishing! All Cavalier Club Members will be getting a free Buffet Lunch provided by the Aviator for the Club (can also be booked for family, friends or by visitors – see the Championship Show schedule). If you are bringing family along I am sure they will enjoy seeing the small aircraft take to the skies and if you are lucky the old Spitfire will be there to see at first hand.

The Cavalier Club’s Top 20 Gala Dinner is fast approaching – the date for your diary is the evening of 7th September! 3 mystery judges have been booked for this event and we thought you might like to see who is in the running at this stage with 11 shows left to enter! Whilst it is unlikely that there will be huge changes to the top 10 on points there could be some newcomers pushing in to the top 20 .... might one of those be yours? There is still time to get entries in for a few of the June/July shows. We very much hope that as many of you as possible will want to get together to spectate and book your dinner place, or perhaps even a table of friends, and enjoy a red carpet night for these lucky ones! Don’t forget you also have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice too!
Click for more information.

Click to view the current standings for the Top 20 and Top 10.
Cavaliers As Companions – August / September

This month Denis and Tina talk about the origins of the Ruby Cavalier, tips for hot weather and parasites plus much more. Click to read
"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 16 July 2019

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 16th July 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.
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.
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Video & What To Do,
Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Latest –
S & W Wales Champ Show (3 Nov)
Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events

Visit the Special Events section for full details of forthcoming events.
Sottish Breed Appreciation Day

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.
– Appointing Judges
– Judges Code Of Best Practice
–JCF On Hold
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 21/05/19
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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