Will Crufts, the Kennel Club and breed clubs ever take Cavalier health to heart?

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in a while – will catch up this week – but this is FAR too important not to share. Consider this when supporting a show that does not care about the health of the dogs being shown.

Cavaliers Are Special

35k news.jpgAnyone who truly loves Cavaliers will be hoping that this year’s Crufts doesn’t result in yet another “Best Of Breed” winner who, when it comes to responsible breeding, turns out to be the worst of examples. All too often, the winners have been bred at a ridiculously tender age, making a mockery of health protocols put in place to reduce the burden of inherited disease that these gorgeous little dogs carry. On the eve of Crufts, the Cavalier health petition passed the 35,000-signature mark: making clear that a large number of dog lovers do feel strongly that much more must be done to help this breed.

We’ve done an analysis of some of the top-winning and most prolific-siring Cavaliers of 2016 and 2017. While this threw up a lot of areas of great concern, there were some positives. For example, the number of top show dogs, many of which are…

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