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"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.
Cavaliers As Companions – December 2019 / January 2020

This month Denis and Tina introduce us to Nutmeg, the Ruby Cavalier, who was rescued and now appears in the Kennel Club Breed Rescue Calendar. They also remind us of problems due to Lungworm, Mushrooms and Obesity plus much more. At this time of year Denis & Tina take the opportunity to whish you all Seasons Greetings. Click to read
CKCS Club Championship Show 14 March 2020

The schedule is now available for the Club Championship Show on 14 March 2020. Entries may also be made online with Fosse Data.
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 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.

ADVERTISING IN THE 2019 YEARBOOK (UK + overseas Members) Members are invited to place an advertisement in the next edition of the Club Yearbook, which will be published at the Club’s next Championship show on 14th March 2020.

Members wishing to take space should download and return the Yearbook Advertisement Order Form which also contains information relating to the preferred type of copy and size of photographs / graphics required.

Payment and Deadlines – deadline for postal advertisements is Postmarked 31 December 2019, any copy received atler postmark deadline date will be returned unopened. 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 30 Novemher 2019. If you supply CAMERA READY ARTWORK you may take advantage of an additional 10% discount.

No advertisements will be accepted until payment has been received. Payment may be made using the Club Shop (Pay On Line) facility and the Pay On Line reference number must be included on the advert request form.

Please note that only orders placed by current Club members can be accepted.

The Club accepts no responsibility for health test claims made in adverts and members are politely reminded that they need to be able to substantiate any claims made.

Click to go to the Year Book page complete with the instructions and forms.
CRUFTS 5th March 2020

Online entries for Crufts 2020 have gone live, and printed copies of the schedule will be available from mid-November.
The Crufts schedule is available online and via our Schedules section. However, exhibitors requiring a printed copy can request one by sending an A5 stamped addressed envelope to Crufts, The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, London W1J 8AB. Postage costs are £1.50 for first class and £1.32 for second class, large letter rate.
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.
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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)
CRUFTS (5 March 2020)
Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events

Visit the Special Events section for full details of forthcoming events.
CKCS Club Breed Appreciation Day
Scottish Club 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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