I see this announcement brought the usual reaction from breeders who demand they should be given up-to-date information, but then attacks anything that suggests there really are deep seated health problems in Cavaliers.
An abstract written by leading researchers, including the formerly highly praised head of the Foetal Tissue Research, gives proven facts about 12 cavaliers and suggests what may be happening.
Below is an illustration on how it was received.
In a couple of weeks time the highlighted words and phrases will be parroted by people that have not even read the report..................
Some people are very good at making the bullets for others to fire..........................
"A study conducted on 12 dogs ............ I have faith in the researchers, but find it difficult to accept on those figures that one could make any hard and fast statement, surely?"
"I just find it really difficult to swallow these sweeping statements based on such a small percentage of dogs"
"What I have a problem with it how can you reasonably expect anyone to take as "gospel" something based on 12 dogs.
Hard and fast statement? sweeping statements? gospel?
No, I don't think so. Just a report on a piece of research and a suggestion as to what it may mean.