Professor S. Crispin, the Newly appointed Chairman of the Advisory Council, has just written an Article in this week's Dog World,in a comment she mentions how the World of Dogs is Riven by arguments,I for sure can bear witness to that Statement!.
Last Week in a Discussion on the Dog World Forum which involved taking Dogs to Shows in the Hot Weather,I got involved in in some very Nasty comments made to me by some Cavalier Folk.
I sure was given a Very Hard Time.
What is it with some Cavalier Breeders and Owners that they will persist in trying to hide from the Public that the Cavaliers have NO Health Problems.
They are not doing our Breed any Favours in having this Attitude.
It is a fact that SM ,which is Reported by Research Neurologists that this is becoming Very Wide-Spread in Cavaliers in all Blood-lines.
It was recently reported in February 2010, Dr G. Child ,a Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist in Australia,had MRI Scanned 60 Asytomatic Cavaliers as Potential Breeding Stock .
50% of those Cavaliers had SM Syrinxes.
The MVD Resarchers have now said that 50% of Cavaliers will have a Heart Murmur at 5 years of Age,and that there now could be many Cavaliers Carriers of the MVD Gene/Genes.
Why do some in the Cavalier World keep up the Pretence that the Cavaliers are a Healthy Breed ,and hurl Abuse at some of us who love Cavaliers when we know differently.
Professor Crispin said in her Article that ,the Advisory Council know that there are Various Issues regarding Inherited Diseases in certain Breeds and this will be being addressed .
I would think that the Cavalier Breed will be one of those Breeds,since Professor Sir P. Bateson particularly made mention about the SM Problem in Cavaliers in his Recently Published Report.