There is a lovely message on another forum from an owner wanting to share her pleasure at the news of her six year old dog being scanned Grade A.

His Mother had also been scanned at seven & a half years and his Father at nine and a half years, both are still clear of SM.

All three MRI's were paid by Ruperts Fund.

I know we will all share this owner's joy at such a good outcome, and we all appreciate her bravery and her love for the breed in that she volunteered her older dog to be scanned and made the result known.

This is what the wonderful people on this forum are doing for cavaliers, helping to find the older SM free dogs that are so important to the researchers who are looking for the genes that cause this terrible problem.

It is not often I let myself go with the smilies but everyone deserves a pat on the back at this news.