Heart scheme for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Trial phase

A new heart scheme for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been developed by the Kennel Club (KC) and Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (VCS) in consultation with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed clubs.


Aim of the scheme

The KC/VCS heart scheme, which aims to reduce the prevalence of Mitral Valve Disease (MVD), is set to trial 100 dogs over the coming months before it rolls out to all Cavalier breeders and owners later in the year.


Trial testing sessions

The Kennel Club, alongside the VCS, are working with representatives of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel community to organise trial testing sessions.


More information about these sessions can be found by emailing mateselect@thekennelclub.org.uk.


More information:

Press release

Breeding guidance


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