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Kate H
27th November 2009, 10:36 AM
A friend passes on Our Dogs to me, so I'm always reading it a week late. In last week's breed notes for French Bulldogs, they reported on a recent health seminar. Simon Swift, the cardiologist, was one of the speakers, focusing on Pulmonic Stenosis, which has recently appeared in French Bulldogs. The title/theme of his talk? 'Why you don't want the French Bulldog to become a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel'!!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

27th November 2009, 12:53 PM
Could I just mention Simon Swift has been involved with the MVD Problem afflicting our Cavalier Breed for many years .

It's great that he is bringing to others in the Dog World the mess the Cavaliers are in because of their Heart problem.The Kennel Club has said that it is the Cavaliers' Biggest Killer, and the UK CKCS CLUB ,that MVD is the NO 1 Health Priority in Cavaliers.

As Iv'e said before ,he mentioned at the recent UK CKCS CLUB AGM that 50% of Cavaliers will have a Heart Murmur at 5 years of age, that this is no better than it was 18 years ago.

Is this a result of a number of Cavalier Breeders are just not abiding by the Breeding Guidelines ,that Cavaliers should not being Bred from before they are 2.5 years of age.

27th November 2009, 04:32 PM
Talking about Ouch! I was just surfing around reading some articles and spotted the following in an SM Update on the Griffon Bruxellois Breeders Association website at this address.

"One thing is for sure we do not want to end up with a similar situation as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels."