I have to ask this Question because some Cavalier Breeders seem to be under the impression that they know better than the Cavalier Researchers into the SM and MVD Problems.
Surely those Cavalier Breeders realize that the Figures given by the Researchers of CM ,around 90% , SM about 50%,and 50% of Cavaliers having Heart Murmurs at 5-6 years of Age ,that those Figures were not Plucked out of the AIR!
The most Alarming Information to have come from the Foetal Tissue Research ,was that 85 Whelps ,ALL HAD CM.
CM is Chacterised by the BRAIN being TOO BIG and the SKULL TOO SMALL .
The Researchers and the Cavalier Club have issued Breeding Guidelines to try and Help those Problems in our Cavaliers ,to try and Delay the Onset of them ,Particulary MVD which the Cavaliers are the the only TOY Breed to have such an Early On-Set .
What do we read, that there are still some Cavalier Breeders who keep insisting that those Breeding Guidelines are only Guidelines .
That those Cavalier Breeders who say this ,keep claiming that that they know the Back-Ground of Cavalier Ancestors because they are Experienced Cavalier Breeders .
If that is the case ,then why have they let the Cavalier Breed get into the Mess it's in to-day with their Health Problems!
I will say again ,this Phrase which sure Applies to me ,by the Abuse I get .
"If you Judge a Person by Their Enemies , then that is Some-one you'd always want in a Scrap. "
This is why I will always be on the Side of our Cherished Cavaliers , so that they can have Healthier, Longer Lives.