Reputable Breeders that are MRI scanning for Chiari-Like Malformation and Syringomyelia CM/SM in the US and Canada

      The key is NEVER breed an affected dog.  The only way to accurately diagnose if a Cavalier has CM/ SM is by MRI scanning.    It is estimated that:  

*  95% of all Cavaliers have CM and of those 50% have SM (Rushbridge2003)  

Approximately 35% of affected dogs show clinical signs.  


The breeders listed below are using MRI reports to make informed breeding decisions.  This is only a partial list.  

*  Linda Baird - LynWood Cavaliers  Libertyville, IL 

*  Deborah Barnes - Carrousel Cavaliers   Overland Park, KS

*  Pat & Harry Barrington - Barrington Cavaliers  Stevensville, ON Canada 

*  Piera Brown - WestGate Cavaliers  Arlington Heights, IL

*  Linda Elliott - Schoolhouse Cavaliers  Ozark, MO

*  JoAnn Grossi - Chiffinch Cavaliers  Delhi, ON Canada 

*  Linda Hauser - Primahaus Cavaliers Abbotsford, BC  Canada

*  Meg Hennessey - SnoWood Cavaliers   Morengo, IL

*  Laura Lang - Roycroft Cavaliers    Strongsville, OH

*  Sandy Liston  WoodHaven Cavaliers  McHenry, IL 

*  Kymberly Lukosky  Our Denali  Everett, WA 

*  Connie Ogasawara Woodview Cavaliers, Woodridge, IL  

*  Ellen Payne - Knapdale Cavaliers  Kansas City, MO 

*  Sandra Jones-Schauble - Vesta Cavaliers  Compton, IL 

*  Gayle Reardon - Killbride-Pride Cavaliers   SD  

*  Carol Rose - Karlee Cavaliers  Scotia, NY

*  Susan Shielder - SevenWoods Cavaliers  Libertyville, IL 

*  Mary Beth Squirrel - Embee Cavaliers Toronto, Canada 

*  Vanessa Weber - Kenjockety Cavaliers  Schroon Lake, NY

*  Janet York - Picadill Cavaliers  NY  New York  



Photo from Roycroft Cavaliers 

©  Linda Baird & Woody Goode 2015