hi there forum members,this is my first post and the first thing id like to say is that ive used the valuable information on this site over the past week or so and its been immensly interesting and from what i can see it contributes enormously to the breed
we welcomed our first cavalier king charles spaniel into our home last thursday. a week to the day before then my previous dog, which was a german shepherd, had passed away a couple of hours after having a serious operation to repair a birth defect.
our new housemate is a 10 week old female who is Blenheim-coloured . my partner thought long and hard about which was the most suitable breed for us as we are due to have our first child in jan 2011 and wanted to choose a breed that was good with families and children and also had an ideal Temperament to visitors and new people.
a day or so after our new pup, lyla, became one of the family we started to notice that she had a tendancy for scratching her ears and sometimes becomes a little over enthusiastic about it. She is eating fine and very playful, full of energy and has bonded well with whoever she has met. she is a good size for her age and is learning very quickly
after reading through some of the information here i have become worried that the symtoms that lyla is displaying are those of SM, which i can barely stand to comprehend at this moment. i have made an appointment with my local vet but the earliest they could arrange a booking is for the 2nd of september.
i would hugely appreciate any information or advise that could be passed onto my by fellow members and i say thankyou in advance