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    I haven't signed because I don't really understand *what* I am signing? There's no action statement in the petition. Is the petition to stop breeding all purebred dogs? Cavaliers? Or is it to try to get the KC to start requiring more testing? For it to be an effective petition, there must be a call to action. I appreciate your enthusiasm, however.
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    Jess,

    I hope it's OK mentioning this, you said , if any-body could add any-thing, maybe you could put in something about the Cavaliers 'MVD Problem.

    I did put in my message 46 about the Problem, I have said for 20 years that Cavalier Breeders should not Breed from a Cavalier if he or she has a Heart Condition,maybr what could help a wee bit ,would be if before Cavaliers were made up to be Champions they were Heart Tested before they were given their Title, when they become a Champion they sure are the Flavour of the Month.

    Maybe even Heart Test them before the are given their first Challenge Certificate.

    This could maybe work for MRI Scanning for SM this way as well.

    Chloe ,mentioned about the Petition, maybe this is the beginning of us Wee People who have been and are Broken Hearted at what is and has happened to our Cherished Cavaliers, Focusing Minds,some may scoff , but.......

    Bet(Hargreaves)

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    Jess

    I think there is a lot in the petition that isn't totally correct. If a petition is to carry weight it must have it's facts right.

    You appear angry because you have heard about poor health in pedigree dogs, and about inbreeding and culling, then you have lumped all these allegations together and drawn up a petition stating that this is happening in cavaliers - there is absolutely nothing to suggest that breeders cull their cavalier pups, and I have looked at cavalier pedigrees on a website - and they are not 'in-bred' ie mother/son, brother sister etc!

    You are very worried that your cavalier might have SM - but you haven't been to the vet about it! So how do you KNOW????? There may be nothing wrong with your dog.

    Sorry to be negative - but in this case your apparent good intentions have created a petition that is full of holes and totally misleading.

    Yorkysue

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessWhitfield View Post
    Regarding the part about puppies being culled if they dont fit the specifications of the kennel club didnt necessarily mean with Cavaliers.
    I meant more in general. I have heard of such things in other breeds.

    Im afraid i wasnt aware of the developments restricting inbreeding.

    If there is anything specific you would like me to change or anything you want me to add in. Please let me know.

    Thanks again.

    Hello Jesse,

    In your first post you said.....

    "Change happens when people like you take the time to make a difference."

    You are so right, and I really appreciate that you are actively trying to change what is happening to our dogs
    I wish some of the breeders were as concerned as you are.

    I think your petition title specifies what you want to happen..

    "Stop the Kennel Club allowing Cavalier Kc Spaniels with Syringomyelia to be bred"

    But I would suggest that you may be better to take out the first paragraph as the facts are not completely accurate.

    "Maybe some of you know that the Kennel Club only accept the highest standard breed of dogs. To acheive this they condone and promote inbreeding. Obviously this causes major health problems for the puppies.
    If puppies who are bred solely for show purposes arent born with the right markings, right shape or the right characteristics are culled."

    Thank you for caring enough to start this petition
    Margaret C

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    I guess I missed the title...

    Jess, I can tell you are very passionate about Cavaliers & SM, as we all are. However I feel the wording & information presented on the petition is just a little too, how do I say this, Peta-like? Maybe if you could remove some of the innacuracies it would seem less so.
    Trisha in Southwest Florida
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    I just don't know about this, maybe some-body will have some views,

    In the early 1980's there was In- Breeding in Cavaliers ,Half -Brothers mated to Half Sisters .The SM Problem seemed to have made it's appearance around that time, is this a co-incidence or.......

    There were Father to Daughter Matings in Cavaliers in the 70's ,we all know about the In-Breeding during the 2'nd World War that had to be carried out to keep the Cavalier Breed going, when Mother was Mated to Son ,Father to Daughter , then doubled up again .

    The question is ,is the Cavalier Breed now paying the Price of all the In-Breeding that has taken Place earlier on because the ill health Problems now afflicting Cavaliers.

    Bet(Hargreaves)

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    I wonder if I could mention this thought since the Petition has just appeared on the List.

    How many other Countries will have Cavaliers with SM.?

    Here are some that I know about

    Britain
    Ireland
    Netherlands.
    America
    South Africa.
    Australia.
    Canada

    Maybe others could add to this List, it certainly is Food for Thought.

    Bet ( Hargreaves)

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    I'm sure that we have had posts from owners of SM affected dogs from many other countries.

    As all Cavaliers originated in the UK, I suppose you could expect to find SM affected dogs wherever you find a reasonable size population of cavaliers?
    Margaret C

    Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
    Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
    Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi

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    I havent been online for a few days so theres a lot to take in.

    I will get around to changing the petition and i will be honest, maybe i didnt look into it as much as i should of. I was feeling quite desperate and quite surprised that something like this hadnt been started before.

    I know theyre many people out there who are working to make a difference. Working too hard. We shouldnt have to.

    Yorkysue, im not offended but i should let you know; It may sound 'peta-ish' because I am infact a member of peta. Aswell as signing their petitions, donating my money to them, I also live that lifestlye. I dont eat meat and I dont eat any other products from animals. I dont wear wool, leather etc. I dont use products tested on animals. Because i care.

    I thought that was something you should know. Im afraid ill never know if Daisy has SM because i cant afford it. Sometimes you just know though. She torments herself so much. She chews constantly at herself until she bleeds. She growls and whines when she scratches herself. She could be settled and the next minute shes up in a flash to scoot around on the floor scratching.

    Now, even if i had the finances to be certain wheter or not she had it, it wouldnt matter either way. Id still be trying to do something about it.

    I understand, the petition may have an undertone of anger and frustration because thats what I feel. You must feel that too, certainly? That a family pet or companion is suffering because someone wanted best of breed or best in show.

    Bet, thanks again. I will certainly put something in about MVD and i will definitely look into SM and MVD more extensively so i can be 100% accurate. I really do want this to carry as much weight as possible, I want it to have an impact.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JessWhitfield View Post
    I havent been online for a few days so theres a lot to take in.

    I will get around to changing the petition and i will be honest, maybe i didnt look into it as much as i should of. I was feeling quite desperate and quite surprised that something like this hadnt been started before.

    I know theyre many people out there who are working to make a difference. Working too hard. We shouldnt have to.

    Yorkysue, im not offended but i should let you know; It may sound 'peta-ish' because I am infact a member of peta. Aswell as signing their petitions, donating my money to them, I also live that lifestlye. I dont eat meat and I dont eat any other products from animals. I dont wear wool, leather etc. I dont use products tested on animals. Because i care.

    I thought that was something you should know. Im afraid ill never know if Daisy has SM because i cant afford it. Sometimes you just know though. She torments herself so much. She chews constantly at herself until she bleeds. She growls and whines when she scratches herself. She could be settled and the next minute shes up in a flash to scoot around on the floor scratching.

    Now, even if i had the finances to be certain wheter or not she had it, it wouldnt matter either way. Id still be trying to do something about it.

    I understand, the petition may have an undertone of anger and frustration because thats what I feel. You must feel that too, certainly? That a family pet or companion is suffering because someone wanted best of breed or best in show.

    Bet, thanks again. I will certainly put something in about MVD and i will definitely look into SM and MVD more extensively so i can be 100% accurate. I really do want this to carry as much weight as possible, I want it to have an impact.

    Thanks.
    That explains so much..
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