Over at Cavalierhealth.org they report on a German survey looking at Chiari-like Malformation and Syringomyelia in Cavaliers. It makes for pretty sad reading Survey of 339 German cavaliers finds 97.1% with Chiari-like malformation and 48.1% with SM.
Breeding them in to extinction. Crossbreeding is the only way to undo the damage, but I fear it may be becoming to late if not enough breeders recognize this sooner rather than later.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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