Kennel Club Slated in Dog World.
I for sure know how you are feeling.
When our Becky, a B/T was diagnosed with Epilepsy ,I got in touch with Dr M Willis ,Geneticist, he told me to contact her Breeder ,No Joy there, that was when I decided to go it alone about the Health Problems in our Cavalier Breed,this was around 20 years ago.
This is why I am so grateful to Jemima Harrison and her Pedigree Dogs Exposed TV Program, at long last we Cavalier Owners are getting listened to, and Prospective Cavalier Buyers are now aware of the Health Problems in our Breed and know what questions to ask Cavalier Breeders.
You must be feeling like Banging your Head !!
I don't know what you can do now ,is the Breeder a Member of the CKCS CLUB ,you might get help from them.
Kennwl Club Slated in Dog World.
Thanks EddyAnne for the information about the The Dog Breeding Stakeholder Group where it can be read about their 10 practical Guidelines to help Prospective Owners before buying their Puppy.
What is so interesting is the Groups mention that Every Dog should be Born with the Best Possible Chance of Living a Healthy ,Happy Life /
That all who who Breed Dogs should Prioritise Health ,Welfare and Temperament over Appearance when choosing which Animals to Breed.
All the Organisations brought to-gether in this Group, was a result of Jemima Harrison's Pedigree Dogs Exposed TV Program
One of the Guidelines given by this Group ,which includes, British Veterinary Association,the Blue Cross , CAWC, DEFRA, Dogs Trust the Kennel Club ,PDSA RSPCA and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare .
Also for Pedigree Puppies ,ensure that the Parent's Hereditary Screening Certificates , where appropriate ,are in order AND Available at the Time when you buy The Puppy.
Who ever would have thought that because of Jemima Harrison in her PDE TV FILM ,making the Strong and Dramatic Approach about the Two Serious Diseases Afflicting Cavaliers ,SM and MVD ,many Cavaliers could still be Languishing in the Pain of SM and suffering from the Early Deaths due to MVD.
I know that a good number still are ,but at Least Prospective Cavalier Owners are now aware of those Health Problems in our Breed and the Secret about them not being with-held as has been the case for many years. ....and now know what questions to be asking Cavalier Breeders.
DEFRA is soon to Publish the Code Of Practice for the Welfare of Dogs, under the Animal Welfare ACt 2006.