It is becoming more and more obvious that a Geneticist planned programme of outcrossing to a breed without CM is going to be necessary in the near future.
To judge from their failure to scan breeding stock & breed to SM guidelines, too many breeders are willing to accept that cavaliers are bred with a high risk of developing a painful and expensive illness, but animal welfare groups will not continue to tolerate such breeding and many pet owners are saying that much as they love cavaliers they will not buy another one.
Every breeder that continues to breed from unscanned cavaliers, from parent dogs that are scanned too early for it to count, or that mate young cavaliers together, are knocking another nail into the coffin of this breed.
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette, Hana & Escapologist Fonzi .