Could I mention that Steve Dean in his Weekly Veterinary Column in DOG WORLD ,has made specific mention of the Two Serious Diseases Afflicting our Cavalier Breed
"That every-body should all feel sorry for the Cavalier People who have TWO Horrible Dilemmas in their Breed .
A Significant Incidence of Heart Disease and Syringomyelia .
To have Either Problem is Bad Enough but to Handle Both at Once is a Real Dilemma and will take Great Fortitude."
He describes the Conditions .
He then mentions ,that the Choices for the Breed are Few and Uninspiring.
"That Cavalier Breeders can of course Breed Away from Affected Dogs and Lines ,but this will be probably a Long Slow Process ,with a High Likelihood of Disappointment.
That his suggestion is for
ALL WORK TO-GETHER ,Gather Data,and Apply Good Science and Common Sence to the Problems maybe Progress can be made."
Maybe now the Vociferious Few Cavalier Breeders will take heed of Steve Dean's Comments ,and stop trying to put a Gloss and Spin on the Health of our Cavalier Breed.
This is really such a Damming Comment from a Person who holds such Influence in the Dog World.