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MVD DNA A new DNA Test is available to Cavaliers for Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD). The most common heart disease in Dogs and the CKCS.
The test kit, to take a Buccal Swab or blood, is available from Laboklin Laboratory.
We have negotiated a discount of 10% off per test for Members Of The CKCS Clubs and order forms are available from laboklin.co.uk at https://www.laboklin.co.uk/laboklin/showGeneticTest.jsp?testID=8831

To claim the discount please use the following form.
DNA Form (Word Format) or DNA Form (PDF Format).

Note the current discount is only valid for samples received between 1 June and 31 August 2024

MVD DNA kits will be available at most Championship Shows — Look for the Banner

Trophy The Cavalier Club present Member Annual Points Trophies to Club members only, based upon points gained at certain UK Shows throughout the year. Below is the current standing of all Cavaliers, regardless of Club membership. At the end of the year our Points Secretary, Graham Ford compiles the list of Trophy winners based on the highest pointed member for each award. .

The tables can be accessed by clicking on the menu "Club Points Trophy Table" or the Box on the right of this page.

The Scottish CKCS Club are delighted to announce their now confirmed date of 19th November 2024 for their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Kennel Club lunch and they invite you and your friends to attend. The cost is £48.50 per head.

Full details are in the Special Events section. Click here for full details

Show TrophySchedules are now available for our Summer Open Show on 17 August.

Our Main Judge is Mr Lamont Yoder (Wolftam) from USA. For the first time we are scheduling Special Award Classes and our Judge is Mrs Claire Mills (Clanscott). Please support this initiative.

Don’t forget to order your bacon sandwiches and lunch using the entry form.

Schedules from Fosse Data or via the Schedules Section.
Cavaliers As Companions – May 2024

This month Dennis & Tina welcome Maytime In The Garden but warn us of the poisonoud plants that lurk in the garden. They also caution us on hayfever in dogs and on taking our dogs out into the sun. They then introduce us to the poet Elizabeth Browning and her poetry about her dog Flush. There are also two new books for us to consider. Click to read
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.

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
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 *

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

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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Golden Oldies
A Celebration of Older Cavaliers
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Club Annual Points Trophy Table
Standings following NE 0f England Toy Dog Society Champ Show
NEW Veteran & Special Beginner
Show Results & Critiques
See Show Calendar for more.
CKCS Clubs Show Schedules

Latest –
Humberside Club Open 6 October
Northern Ireland Champ 29 September
Southern Club Open 29 September

Seminars, Health Clinics & Special Events

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

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.

CRUFTS 2025 Qualifications

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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