Back in November I wrote the blog KC bullshitting again and included an email I had received about a survey the Kennel Club (KC) were asking breeders to answer questions about 'why they do, or do not, test their dogs for Chiari malformation (CM) and syringomyelia (SM).' It seems the KC had to extend the time to full it in because Cavalier health testing survey extended due to disappointing uptake from breeders. It closed again yesterday. If you read the article on the KC website. They sent out 1300 questionnaires to Cavalier breeders and only 272 responded. So only 21% of Cavalier breeders registering dogs with the KC could be bothered to fill in a questionnaire to help in improving health issues in Cavaliers. It would of only took a couple minutes. I know because I filled it in.
The photo of Toby (above) was originally from the blog entry Happy New Year from Dexter and I've been to specsavers !
“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
Hello, I am Jane!