We are members of the CKC-that is the Canadian Kennel Club. The CKC is the governing body for purebred dogs in Canada. It governs the various shows and trials as well as being the registering body for puppies. The CKC has a code of ethics which all breeders must abide by or face fines or termination.
We are also members of the CKCSCC--The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Canada and the local Cavalier club--the CFSO - Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario. . These are national and regional clubs for Cavalier owners and breeders. Both clubs are very involved in health issues both in Canada and worldwide and sponsor and run health clinics. Both clubs have a code of ethics and if breeders do not abide by these they will be taken before a disciplinary committee and can be expelled from the club.
As you can see we do not take breeding lightly but work constantly to improve health and lifespan of our beautiful breed. All our breeding stock is tested by specialists for eyes, heart, hips, patellas and we have started doing MRIs on them to test for SM.