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JOHN EVANS — ALANSMERE CAVALIERS, CLUMBERS, COCKERS
21/03/1935 — 09/02/2024

The Cavalier Club are saddened to have received the following sad news regarding one of the Breed greats from Peter Webber:

"It’s with great sadness that I share news that our dear friend who mentored us during our early years in cavaliers and then had the great pleasure to care for in his later years passed peacefully away on the 9th February here at home with us by his side. After falling last June, he became very frail in body but still very sharp in mind and was as proud as punch when less than 4 days before he left us was asked by the GP if he could take a photo of the 1973 Crufts BIS memorabilia that adorned the walls of his bedroom. As per John’s strident last wishes his cremation, which took place today, should be unattended, and although we found this wish very difficult, we had to honor that instruction. Thanks to those of you who have supported Peter and myself at this sad time."

CKCS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Our Judges, Mrs E Berwick (Bitches) and Mr Ohlsson (Dogs) made Ms Eckersley & Dr Reed’s Blenheim bitch Am Ch Chadwick Trivial Pursuit JW
Best in Show and Mrs Chapman & Miss Ireland ’s Blenheim dog Ch Ellemich American Express Reserve Best In Show. Mr Lovel’s Blenheim dog Juzandia Keverne at Lovetrac took Best Puppy In Show.

Click for full results.
CKCS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW LIVE STREAMING

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We are delighted our friends from ShowDog Media were able to stream the show and you can still see it by logging on to www.showdogmedia.co.uk or by viewing on Facebook or viewing on YouTube
NOTICE — ANNUAL POINTS TROPHIES

The Clubs Annual Points Trophies are awarded from the final Points Standings generated by Graham Ford at the end of the year. The trophies are intended to be awarded to Club members but have been inclusive of non-members in recent years. The Club apologises for the error but in this instance will continue to award the 2023 winners as they are shown on the final published standings.

Going forward a full review of the Annual Points Trophies will be taken for the commencement of the 2024 show season to recognise achievements suitably. This may include adding a Best Veteran Trophy and personal achievement awards, Best Newcomer, Outstanding Contribution etc… If a member wants to make a suggestion for an award which can be considered as part of the review, please email your ideas to the Secretary, Kelly Hampton-Lee on .

CRUFTS START TIMES

The RKC have announced changes to the start of judging times at CRUFTS.

Cavalier Dogs LATE start at 10:00 in Hall 5 Ring 33.

Click here for all changes.

CAVALIER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2024
11 May 2024.

Schedules are now available for our 2024 Championship Show to be held on 11 May in conjunction with Birmingham National at the Stafford Showground. Judges are Dogs –Mrs K H Lamont (Moorfields) & Bitches – Ms R Surman (Vallender).
See the Schedules section.


Postal Entries close 18 April, On line close 25 April.
Cavaliers As Companions – February 2024

This month Dennis & Tina talk about the origin of the dog, offer some advice on crate training, and discuss worms in dogs plus much more. Also they review some more dog related books. Click to read
MESSAGE FROM THE RKC BREED HEALTH REP

It has been highlighted that the current list of Doppler results still contains some mistakes. Please check your results and advise . There are some dogs still omitted because their owners have not advised that they wish for their results to be published as their tests were done pre-publication so for those that would like to see them on the list please advise too. This list was previously updated because of some inaccuracies which is a disappointing error to have to raise again. It is extremely important for all concerned that these issues are dealt with swiftly.
Sheena Maclaine
Health Liaison Representative to the Royal Kennel Club.

Click to download the latest list.
CAVALIER CLUB HEALTH SEMINAR 2023
Health Seminar

Breeding Seminar 2023

The Breeding Seminar, which was presented by Tanya Schuman (Du Chateau Noblesse – Germany) and took place at the recent Summer Open Show, is now available online and tickets for it can be purchased at £5 from the Club Shop under 2023 Seminar. You will then be sent a link to the seminar.

The Seminar included the following:
1) Colour Genetics in the Cavalier
2) Modern Techniques of Reproduction in Dogs
3) From Date of Mating to Date of Whelping


"Over 5’s Clear Heart List" updated 12 February 2024

The Over 5’s Clear Heart list has been updated as at 12th February 2024.
Click to go to the listings.
CKCS HEART TEST RESULT FORMS

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.
The Kennel Club Doppler Heart Scheme Results

The Kennel Club are working with their IT department to be able to produce the Doppler Heart Scheme results in a format that will generally be understood, i.e. explanation of the traffic light system for suitability for breeding. The Breed Clubs have asked for this in a format for each individual dog’s record. Those that were involved pre-publication will be given the option to submit previous results but the Kennel Club still have this as "work in progress".
In the meantime there is no recognition for those dogs that have a clear heart on their doppler paperwork to be able to go on the Club’s "Over 5 Clear List" and no means for anyone to find these dogs, particularly stud dogs.
If you wish to have your dog’s name added to the "Over 5 Clear List" you may submit a copy of your doppler result to the Scottish Club Secretary, Liz Smith – Liz maintains this list.
Sheena Maclaine
Breed Health Liaison Representative to the Kennel Club
TOP CAVALIER POINTS STANDINGS

Trophy The Cavalier Club present annual trophies based upon points gained at Shows throughout the year. The Club have decided to present the current standing of the Top Cavalier and Top Puppy Points as provided by Grahame Ford. These tables will be updated at periodic intervals throughout the year.

The tables can be accessed by clicking on the menu "Club Points Trophy Table" or the Box on the right of this page.
Did You Know? Information Pages

A new section has been added to the Club website where articles that the Committee believe are of interest to the Members will be published.
These can be found under the menu item "Did You Know? Topical Interest Column".
Looking For a Puppy? - CKCS Puppy Register
* Dedicated Puppy Buyers Website *
www.cavalierclubpuppies.com

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 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
THE BENEVOLENT FUND

From time to time events overtake us and we find ourselves searching for a way to help us out of a situation. The Benevolent Fund is there to help any Member to cope during a time of difficulty. You may need to kennel your dog if you have to go into hospital … or during a time when you feel you are being pulled in every direction due to family troubles.
Any one of the three Trustees will be pleased to discuss your situation and it may well be that we can help towards the problem financially by ensuring your dogs are properly cared for during that time. The Benevolent Fund does not pay veterinary fees, but may be able to help in other respects.
Please don’t hesitate to ask … all calls to us are totally confidential and no details are ever passed on.
Click for details of the Trustees and further info.
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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Puppies
Golden Oldies
A Celebration of Older Cavaliers
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Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules
Schedules

Latest –
Humberside Club Champ Shows (x2) 9 June
West Of England Cham Show 26 May
Scottish Club Open Show 2 June
CKCS Club Champ Show 11 May
Eastern Counties 45 & 46 Champ Shows 13 Apr
Midland Club Open Show 14 April
Southern Club Champ Show 6 April

Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events

Visit the Special Events section for full details of forthcoming events.

Northern Club Doppler Day 17 March, Eastern Club Health days

Kennel Club Health Calendar

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. Updated 1 Feb 24
Changes to Royal KC Rules
Read the latest changes and updates.

Baby Puppy Classes
Partnership Show Judges
RCC towards Champion.
F Regulations Updated

Video & What To Do
Highways England Traffic
Click to check for traffic delays on your route to the shows.
The Cavalier Club Code Of Best Practice
Click to read the Royal 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
Royal 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.
KC / BVA Chiari Malformation / Syringomyelia Scheme
Kennel Club & BVA official CM/SM Scheme

Download the Scheme Notes
MRI Test Centers
List of centers offering reduced rate MRI scans.
Read more
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
Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavaliers
Read about the scheme on the KC Website
CKCS Health Breeding Programme – EBV
Read more
Kennel Club CC/DE DNA Results
Clear; Carrier; Affected
Kennel Club EF Test Results
Clear; Carrier; Affected
Kennel Club MRD Eye Pre 2020 Results –
KC MRD Open Register
Post Jan 2020 Results are found in the KC Health Test Finder
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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