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Recumbent Clumber spaniel. Note the excess skin covering the eyes. NB: This is not the dog that got scratched from Crufts today. Please read this caption before commenting.

Another casualty of the new Kennel Club rules requiring a mandatory health check for certain high profile breeds is the Clumber spaniel. From the KC’s press release:

No dog representing the Clumber Spaniel breed will compete in Friday evening’s Best in Group competition at Crufts after it failed the new veterinary check that has been introduced to the show.

The Best of Breed award was not given to Clumber Spaniel, Chervood Snowsun, following its veterinary check, which was carried out by an independent veterinary surgeon. This means that it will not be allowed to continue into the Gundog Best in Group competition.

The Kennel Club has introduced veterinary checks for the Best of Breed winners at all Kennel Club licensed General and Group Championship Dog Shows from Crufts 2012 onwards, in 15 designated high profile breeds. This measure was introduced to ensure that Best of Breed awards are not given to any dogs that show visible signs of problems due to conditions that affect their health or welfare.

Jemima Harrison has some pics of the dog on her blog. Can we guess why she was scratched?

Jemima thinks it’s ectropion, and I have to say that’s probably the best bet.

This dog had several health clearance and has some gun dog qualifications.

My guess is that she is working on her Show Gundog Working Certificate, which she must have in order to be considered a full champion in the Kennel Club’s system.

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