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    Exclamation Kennel Club criticises CKCS Club, supports Margaret Carter

    Hooray! I knew this would be a MAJOR problem for them... my only surprise is that they didn't try to intervene and resolve BEFORE the vote as they knew it was happening.

    http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/...rgaret-carter/

    Kennel Club Hits Out at Cavalier Club; Supports Margaret Carter
    Posted By Ryan O'Meara Date: 7/10 Posted Under: Animal Welfare

    The Kennel Club has spoken to K9 Magazine about its concern following the decision of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel club to vote out one of its committee members, Margaret Carter, who spoke out about breed health on the documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed.

    The Kennel Club told us:
    The Kennel Club is concerned about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club’s decision to remove breeder, Margaret Carter, from its committee.
    Mrs Carter appeared to speak for those very aims that the Kennel Club and the Cavalier King Charles Club itself supports, which is reflected in the vast amount of effort that the breed club has put into ensuring that the health of the breed is progressed. Mrs Carter’s intentions appeared to be honourable and her will to ensure that the health of the breed is maintained, through responsible breeding practices, is one that the Kennel Club fully supports.


    The Kennel Club has also issued news today that it is put the health of all of its 209 recognised breeds under review, due to be completed early next year.
    Dog lovers all over the country will be heartened to see the Kennel Club taking a positive stand on these issues and the organisation should be resoundingly praised for their support of Margaret Carter on this issue.
    The Kennel Club is correct. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel club is out of step with the opinions of health conscious, right minded dog lovers and they should be ashamed of their actions.
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    More good news! What a nice day this has been!
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    At long last some positive news!

    Well done to Margaret C and all the others on this board and elsewhere who are campaining for the future health of our wonderful breed.

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    That is truly awesome! And I'm so happy for Margaret getting some public vindication among reasonable people.

    Seriously, the CKCS club should be very embarassed. Hopefully they are, but I suspect they will get angry and close ranks even farther. They certainly came off as self-interested rather than interested in the dogs they are supposed to love! Maybe it will result in a health requirement for showing, or some other change that will be forced on the club members since apparently many of them are uninterested in these things if left to their own devices.

    It was so great hearing about the Peke change in breed standard on the earlier thread, too. Frankly, those little guys would look a LOT better with a little bit of nose, between you and me. Maybe the GSD people will strive for dogs that can actually walk normally! Maybe the pug people will try for less buggy eyes or dogs than can actually reproduce on their own! Miracles can happen! But the key is that the judges adjust their perceptions to make these things actually work.

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    great to have some good news on a week thats been gloomy
    Cavaliers are like chocolate the more you see the more you want

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    That's interesting news from K9 Magazine, here is some more news, and due to what's mentioned below I wonder if the Kennel Club might be considering withdrawing it's complaint to OFCOM. Anyway have a read of this from this link.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7657161.stm

    BBC News
    7 October 2008
    Pedigree dog rules to be reviewed

    The Kennel Club has said that it will review the standards of every pedigree dog in Britain, following concerns about genetic disease.

    The club, which organises Crufts, has acted following a BBC documentary which claimed many pedigree dogs suffer ill-health caused by years of inbreeding.

    A spokeswoman said the club had listened to public concerns and now agreed that more needs to be done.

    The RSPCA said it hoped the review would improve pedigree dog health.

    Suffering dogs

    The documentary, Pedigree Dogs Exposed, claimed that many pedigree dogs suffer because owners breed them for looks rather than health.

    It showed spaniels with brains too big for their skulls and boxer dogs that suffer from epilepsy.

    The Kennel Club's first set of new breeding standards applies to Pekingese dogs, traditionally bred have a flat face, which the club admits "can lead to breathing problems."

    Under the new health plan, the breed will be required to have a defined muzzle.

    Safeguarding health

    Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "The groundswell of public attention on the very important matters surrounding dog breeding is a welcomed momentum.

    "It will enable us to drive through, with added urgency, new and extended initiatives that will help to safeguard the health of our pedigree dogs.

    "We have been listening and agree with the general public's view that more needs to be done."

    The club is also calling on the Government to give it statutory powers to make its Accredited Breeder Scheme compulsory throughout the country - a system that would make it illegal for non-members to produce or sell puppies.

    Breed clubs are also required to join the Kennel Club's code of ethics, which includes a clause that forbids the culling of healthy puppies.

    A spokesman for the RSPCA, which announced last month that it was pulling out of Crufts over concerns about the welfare of pedigree dogs, said: "We welcome the review of breed standards and hope it will make a difference for pedigree dog health and welfare in the future."
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    thats great news, i hope all the good news keeps coming!!!
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    Well, Let's wait and see how this impacts on the cavalier Club.
    Unless the Kennel club can find a way to prevent any future dog with a neurological disorder from attaining Champion status and reproducing in a prolific manner then there's little hope for the cavalier breed.
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    What happy news! I'm celebrating, and raising a glass to Margaret!
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