Since 2009 the UK cavalier clubs are supposed to agree all health matters through a Cavalier Health Liaison Committee. One representative from there is the conduit to the Kennel Club responsible for giving and receiving health related information.
Originally Posted by Karlin
What happens when people uninterested in identifying and improving health issues take control?
They put very little information on their website......
There are no 2013 health events shown despite the Southern Club and Cavalier Club having health testing sessions arranged in February and early March
They stopped mentioning the AHT DNA tests for Dry Eye/Curly Coat and Episodic Falling Syndrome once they were actually available and failed to request that the KC add these simple one-off tests to the Accredited Breeders Scheme.
The information they do have is completely out of date as they abandon schemes they previously promoted. This is usually because once enthusiastically supported studies, such as the Foetal Tissue Research Project, begin to confirm there are serious health problems in the breed.
The only mention of the FTR on that website is a broken link to a missing facebook page.
The European EBVs, now part of a much more rigorous government funded project looking at "Sustainable dog breeding", did not deliver the promised EBVs in 2012 and I am informed the criteria for accepting health certificates is still to be agreed. The latest information for this scheme on the CHLC website is dated September 2012. The latest newsletter has not been shown.
Cavaliers......Tommy Tuppence 2000-2012 and a half share of Faith.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette, Hana & Escapologist Fonzi .