May I be allowed to mention the Post I had in this week's Dog WORLD's Forum but was immediately removed because of a Complaint by an Irate Cavalier Breeder
The Article by the Writer Sheila Atter was about the Future of the Breeding of Dogs.
I Mentioned that the saving of our Cavalier Breed will be the finding of the Genes for the Two Serious Health Problems Afflicting Cavaliers ,SM and MVD.
That this will be down to the Researchers ,not the Cavalier Breeders.
Hope-fully the finding of the SM Gene/Genes are now on the Horizon ,the MVD Genetic Research is on-going at the moment,but the Gene/Genes for that Condition ,will I am sure be found before too long the way that Science is advancing .
The Problem with MVD is, the Cavalier Breeders here in Britain were in 1983 ,after Surveys were carried out at CKCS SHOWS by Dr P.Darke, the CLUB'S Cardiologist ,about how Serious and Wide-spread the MVD Problem was ,not much notice was taken about this warning ,and now there could be so many Cavalier Carriers around with the MVD Genes.
Maybe this could be the reason why the Latest Veterinary ,Peer Reviewed Paper just Published in Sweden, has said that, the 6 year old Cavaliers who were being Researched ,the Prevalance of Heart Murmurs in the 6 year old Cavaliers ,is now Higher than in Previous Swedish Investigations .
So I really do think that if the Cavalier Breed is to be saved , it will only be with Cavalier Breeders, not all, because some Cavalier Breeders are co-operating with the Researchers, but some are so intent of putting Obstacles and not taking the Advice the Researchers are giving, that the Cavalier Breed is where it is to-day with their Health Problems.