I have just received the latest Edition of Dogstoday Magazine.
Our Cavalier Breed was mentioned ,and I quote.
This was a Breed invented at the Crufts Dog Show in response to a Prize offered by an American called Roswell Eldridge.
Thanks to a Bad Gene Pool at the Start ,and the Incredible Inbreeding that followed, (even Mrs A.Pitt the CKCS Founder had written in a CLUB Magazine in 1957, about the Inbreeding that was being carried out by the Cavalier Breeders at the time when the Cavalier Breed was being created, that no thought had been given to the Future Health of Cavaliers,),the Article contiues with the Statement ,that because of this ,more than 80% of TO-DAYS' CAVALIERS end up with Serious Heart Problems , while more tha THIRD are thought to have a GENETIC BRAIN DISORDER affecting the Nervous System.
The Article concludes by saying with this Question ,with this level of those Defects ,has the time not come because of the Cavaliers' thin history ,Sweep The Breed aside aside ,and Start Again.
In The Editorial ,the Cavalier Breed is also mentioned ,I am quoting again about the Poor Cavaliers ,who are lucky if they Dodge a 50% chance of an Early Death due to Heart Defects ,or can fall Foul of an Incredibly Painful End due to their Skulls being too Small for their Brains.
These are two separate mentions about our Cavalier Breed.
I would think that unfortunately this is the impression the public now has of the Cavalier Breed.
My thoughts about this view.
Surely there will be enough Cavaliers around to be able to give our Cavaliers a Fresh Start.