The cavalier breed at a cross road
Originally Posted by RodRussell
THE CAVALIER BREED AT A CROSS ROAD
I think that it would be worth while reading the recently Published Veterinary Paper where it was discussed that SM also raises concerns for the Welfare for Our Cavalier Breed.
Is not the Cavalier Breed Decimated already with around 90% having CM.
If Cavaliers have CM,I am quoting again from Dr C Rusbridge ,Neurologist ,
CM is Chacterized between tha Brain being Too Big ,Skull Too Small.
This Blocks up the Opening from the Skull into the Spinal Cord and Alters the Cerebro Fluid.
As a Result ,Fluid filled Cavaties Develope within the Spinal Cord called a Syrinx .
This Condition is called SM
What is the use of Breeding from Cavalier Bitches who have CM.
There surely is no other way than not Breeding from a Cavalier who is suffering from CM
If around 90% of Cavaliers are affected with CM ,then does it not follow on that that the remaing 10 % could be Carriers of the CM Genes.
What more is needed to be being known about the Horrendous CM Problem ,about 90% have CM.
Surely it silly for Cavalier Breeders to be aiming to be Breeding for Cavaliers with only CM.
How is the Cavalier Breed going to be able to survive with this condition?