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Clumbers March 2011 issue: 121
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EDITORIAL Jan Irving 3

REVIEWS THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS by Sarah Kalnajs Blue Dog Training NOBLE HOUNDS AND DEAR COMPANIONS by Sophie Gordon

CH CLUSSEXX RENDEZVOUS WITH TRADDLES AKA SEYMOUR Sheila Musaeus
The story begins with mutual trust and respect between two breeders.
AUSTRALIASIAN ANNUAL AWARDS
Clumbers has offered breed show point scoring for Australia and New Zealand since 1987, based solely and without prejudice on results submitted for publication, which may even be done by non-subscribers
ONE ASH CROWN BAILIFF CGC WDX JH Kara Hamilton
When I brought Bailey home at 12 weeks old, the hunt was on to find a trainer to help me train Bailey to hunt. I knew that the breed was bred to hunt so I wanted to try it! I found a trainer that trained pointing breed dogs. He said he could help me with Bailey, but, Bailey was a flushing spaniel and he wasn’t too sure how to completely train him. But he was going to be on birds and learn basic skills in the field. All we needed to start in the game.
GROOMING PART FOUR SKIN AND COAT HEALTH Jan Irving
Skin health or actually lack of health is manifested in a number of ways or combinations. Dry coat, short coat, brittle coat, not moulting regularly, tendency to matt, dry skin, flaky skin, skin discomfort (scratching), hot spots, fungal infections,
THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc

BARBARA IRVING BVSC THE PELVIC GIRDLE and HIP JOINT
he ilium (hip bone) articulates
with the sacrum, the pubis lies beneath and is attached to its counterpart on the other side. This is not a joint, but a fusion; in bitches the fusion lessens at parturition, to allow more elasticity of the pelvic girdle. The acetabular bone is a small triangular bone which lies between the ilium and ischium and becomes incorporated with these larger bones. The ischium consists of a body and an arch, this arch fuses with its counterpart. The four bones are involved in the formation of the cup (socket) acetabulum of the hip joint. This is probably why this joint so often has problems if growth of the four pelvic bones becomes even slightly maladjusted.
The pelvic girdle is very important because from it comes the whole of the hindquarters which are responsible for much of the locomotive power of the animal. Its other great importance is that it is through the actual girdle that the intestinal tract and the genito-urinary tract has access to the outside.
SHOWING
Quotes and information about showing
ELECTRIFYING IMAGES Kris Ellman
My favourite breed to portray is definitely Clumber Spaniels. It is the most difficult and challenging breed that I have ever painted, but will always be my favourite. Painting Clumbers in pastel is a challenge because they are mostly all white, have a heavy bone structure and many different freckles and markings that need to be painted & portrayed correctly. It is always a challenge to paint enough shadow and highlight in the white fur, without having the shadows and highlights look too light or too dark. It is also very time consuming to make sure the fur flows correctly over the heavy bone structure, while at the same time making sure there is plenty of detail in the fur. I also enjoy making sure that the wonderful Clumber expression and personality is portrayed in each painting.

AROUND THE WORLD OF CLUMBERS
international news and snippets

REVIEWS
STRESS IN DOGS by by Martina Scholz and Clarissa von Reinhardt

CLUMBERS DOWNUNDER
2010 Australian breed show report

BREEDING
Quotes and information about breeding

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Clumbers December 2010 issue: 120
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EDITORIAL Jan Irving
After a 6 week lay off from doing mags, I came back to the next issue (this one), thinking, ho,silly me I haven’t chased anyone for articles – bet I have trouble filling the pages. Well, yet again, I haven’t had any problems and have left some great material out!
Special thanks to those who think to send me stories and news items – this type of material will easily find its way in between our covers. Go on, take the hint, send material in!
On the stories that shoot around the internet, a non-Clumber friend sent me a warning about cocoa mulch. Now, it seems this particular product is meant to be very attractive to dogs and actually toxic. No one seems very sure, but cocoa does contain theobromine which is toxic to dogs, and fresh mulch will smell attractive. So take on board these facts. The label probably won’t have any pet warnings on it – just use your nouse when putting out or leaving things where your dogs can get to them.
As I am writing this, having a five minute window, I still have three pages to do – so I can tell you now what won’t get in:
the 2010 Crufts photos by Eileen Sutherland
the 2010 Australian Clumber show report
the 2010 Australian/New Zealand point score – actually on this last, as the system is even more automated and allows owners three months to add their results, I think it fair not to close off the point score until the end of January when the system will lock out ‘new’ results for the score period.
Happy Clumbering
Jan
Jan Irving
ps so after much shunting and sliding parts about (reminds me of slide puzzles) I have run the lovely story on JT Flowers, so also missing from this issue are Michigan Specialty winner, the showing tips and the notice of the next health seminar - don’t forget it, details in the September 2010 issue - date is 6-8 August 2011.
By the way, Five Cs only has a couple of issues to run - so if you know of any great serials that we may be able to run, let me know, thanks!

READERS’ PHOTOS


MOTHER NATURE Carol Lee Dawson
For millions of years “Mother Nature” has been in charge of the breeding of all animals and indeed all species on this small blue planet. It has only been in the last few hundred years that mankind has tried to take over with varied success and many failures.

2010 CANADIAN NATIONAL SPECIALTY
major results and photo feature

GROOMING: TRIMMING Jan Irving
Lyn Durrington, Australia, says “All of my Clumbers get trimmed & nails done monthly if they are not naturally worn down. Show dogs are trimmed before each show or as needed. 16
Trimming tends to be a bit of a personal issue, the essence being to produce a ‘neat’ dog for the show ring and the user friendly dog for home life. As such a home trim may be a little more brutal in taking a bit more feathering off, or leaving trim lines a bite rougher in finish. But overall, I find I keep the home bodies in a show trim all their life as a show trim tidies and removes soft coat that may tend to matt and also removes the wicks for moisture and mud that can collect in the coat.

TRAINING Quotes and information about training


THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc
THE PASTERN JOINT, PASTERN, and FRONT FOOT The pastern joint is the equivalent of our wrist. It is also known as the knee. It lies below the foreleg and above the pastern. It is a complex joint consisting of a number of little bones lying in two rows. The joint is rounded at the front and somewhat hollowed behind leaving room for a small accessory bone sticking out that supports the stopper, which has no obvious equivalent in man.

BREEDING Quotes and information about breeding


CLUB SHOW SWEDEN 2010 Lotta Olsson
Our annual club show was held traditionally the first weekend in August, 6-7th. This year we have chosen to arrange it a little bit south of Stockholm, at the estate of Öster Malma, the Swedish huntsmen associations conference center, very beautiful surroundings and “dog friendly” with bed and waterbowl even for the dogs in the hotel rooms ! Our judge this year was Mrs Carol Page, kennel Micklemess, England. Last time she and her husband Chris visited Sweden was some years ago when Chris judged our clubs Field trail so now they had the opportunity to see even how beautiful our dogs are ! Not just good workers…

MR J.T. FLOWERS WORLD FAMOUS DOG BREEDER & JUDGE 1870 - 1951
John Thomas Flowers, a well known miller of Ramsey, Huntingdon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Flowers, was an eminent figure in the Clumber Spaniel and later in the Gordon Setter world. He was truly a devoted admirer of the Clumber spaniel. For nearly half a century he bred, shot over, and exhibited them with conspicuous success. It was in the year 1900 that Mr Flowers made his first venture with the breed and made the wise acquisition of Beechgrove Podge from the late Mr F Winton-Smith, whose kennel was then predominant in many varieties of gundogs. His first success quickly followed on from this purchase, as Holme Ben was well up in the prize list at Birmingham National Championship show of 1903, to the undisguised delight of this keen enthusiast. The die was now cast, and from that date onwards the “Biggin” kennel (the prefix being granted by the kennel club in 1906) became famous for its utility stock. A keen shooting man, Mr Flowers would never breed from stock unless their working abilities were proved to his satisfaction, and it was from constantly selecting the best working bitch pups to breed from that his excellent results were obtained.

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Clumbers September 2010 issue: 119
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EDITORIAL Jan Irving
Well time for another issue - lots of major Clumber shows to report on, but I have held those over for the next issue - this time a stronger emphasis on breeding and related material.
Thanks to regular contributor Moira Simmonds for another interesting article, and welcome aboard to Carol Lee Dawson with a strong Cocker background she should be able to broaden owners’ horizons.
I found the main interview for this issue, with Valana Wells, breathtakingly refreshing and encouraging. I have asked several other breeders to undertake interviews, but so far, they have found the questions daunting or just haven’t had time to get the material together. Yet, I asked four artists to do interviews for Canine Collectables Courier - and they jumped at the opportunity - where our priorities and abilities lie within different spheres is interesting!
I don’t spend much time on the ‘lists’ or social networks, but it has come to my attention that we are starting to lose some valuable breeders from Clumbers. Mainly due to family commitments, but it is still a loss to the breed’s knowledge and skill bank. We do need to encourage the newcomer to get the skills of being a good breeder and perhaps attract more experienced breeders from other breeds to Clumbers - or the Clumber will die out!
Happy Clumbering

READERS’ PHOTOS


ACUPUNTURE Victoria Simmonds
When Wenonah collapsed and could not get up. I knew it was the end of the line. She was a problem puppy who went to her new home at 5 months. She went at 41 lbs and a bouncy mischievous puppy girl by observation. She went to a loving and caring home. I saw her fairly frequently as she would come to stay with us while her people travelled. A year later she still weighed 41 lbs and we were all concerned about her lack of gain. She ate happily here but would go home and lose all she had gained. Yet food and schedules were the same

AN ARIZONIAN CLUMBER STORY Valana Wells
I got my first Clumber in 1987 when I finally, after years of college and graduate school, moved into a house where I was permitted to have a dog. Rockford (aka Ch Cypress Woods Jumping Cholla) was a remarkable ambassador for the breed with a superb temperament that allowed me to take him everywhere and, two years later, leave him unattended with my baby son (not something I would necessarily recommend to a young mother!). Needless to say, one Clumber proved to be not enough, and as time went on I became more involved with showing, breeding and training Clumbers for hunting tests. In 2000, I began a modest breeding programme under the kennel name “Cactus”, chosen for the obvious reason that I live in the Arizona desert surrounded by the majestic Sahuaro cactus, which is indigenous to the Sonoran desert of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. 11

GROOMING PART 2 WASHING AND DRYING Jan Irving
“How I dry a dog depends on the situation at hand. Most of the time I will dry them with a high velocity dryer and blow them completely dry. I also will dry them about half dry with a high velocity dry and then put one of the spandex coat covers that Connie Drake makes and allow them to air dry the rest of the way. I use a warm to hot hand held hair dryer to dry around their heads since they don’t like the higher velocity of air being used around their eyes and ears.”

BREEDING Quotes and information about breeding


BONHAMS 2010
Bonhams grand Dog Sale was held on February 16th, 2010. Both Clumber items sold this year. Our thanks to Bonhams for sharing this story with us.

THE FIVE CS: THE UPPER ARM, ELBOW, AND FOREARM Barbara Irving BVSc
The upper arm is often neglected by dog owners. It is that part of the anatomy that lies between the point of the shoulder and the point of the elbow. The upper arm singularly is responsible for the various recognized types of shapes in the dog. There is the dog built for short spates of speed, typified by the sight hounds and the long legged terriers, there is the dog built for endurance to go all day and every day but he lacks the speed of the first group and finally there is the short legged group of dogs. All breeds of dogs fit into these basic categories, even if there is some overlap. Knowing this makes a study of all breeds much simpler and it is then a case of learning a specific difference of a breed rather than having to learn each standard individually.

THE GRANDMASTER - MR H.S.LLOYD MBE Carol Lee Dawson
It is a sad fact of life we breeders are only put on this earth for all too short a time. Even the greatest of all, on the 26th January 1963 Mr Herbert Summers Lloyd MBE passed away. The dog world lost its GRANDMASTER and with him an extremely rare wealth of breeding knowledge. We that are left in his shadow can only study his written words to learn as much as we can. No matter what breed you love, follow his lead and put the worldwide improvement of your breed before your own self-promotion.

TRAINING Quotes and information about training


PET ORTHODONTICS Jan Bellows, DVM
It is important to understand the head shape when determining normal bite relationships in various breeds. There are three basic head shapes for dogs. Those with long and narrow muzzles (Rough Collies, Borzoi, Doberman, Greyhound, Saluki); those with a short and wide muzzles (Bulldog, Pug, Pekingese, Boxer, Boston Terrier, Shih Tzu); and dogs with medium length and width muzzles (Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, most Spaniels, Terriers, and Hounds). Cats also have different head shapes which vary from the short muzzled Persian to the longer muzzled Siamese.

SHOWING Great tips and ideas on how to improve your handling/showing techniques


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Clumbers June 2010 issue: 118
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EDITORIAL Jan Irving


READERS’ PHOTOS for the moment please email your photos to jan@erinrac.com meanwhile I will investigate online photo sharing options


GROOMING PART ONE BRUSHING Jan Irving
This is a series of articles compiled from my own thoughts and a number of interviews I conducted with breeders, exhibitors, and owners of Clumbers from around the world. The article series is four parts, and has the following format:

I LOVE TO PAINT WITH WATERCOLOUR Judy Darling
I began by taking out watercolour books from the library and trying my hand at it, with terrible results. I decided that I would check out the beginner’s watercolour seminar (the only thing I could find at that time) at our local college. I signed up and crossed my fingers, holy cow there were 10 of us for a 2 day 10 hour course. The equipment list was good, we needed 5 tubes of paint and one sheet of paper and 3 or 4 brushes. I already had a few brushes (just lucky) the local hobby store had everything else required.

TRAINING Quotes and information about training


SHOWING Great tips and ideas on how to improve your handling/showing techniques


INHERITED SENSORINEURAL DEAFNESS IN DOGS: A NEED FOR CONCERN IN CLUMBER SPANIELS? Aubrey A. Webb, DVM, PhD
Before discussing what inherited sensorineural deafness is we must first define the term deafness. Deafness is a term that is used to describe a loss of hearing. Deafness can be either a partial or complete absence of hearing that may affect one or both ears and it may be present since birth (congenital) or be acquired later in life.

CLUMBERS AWARD FOR VERSATILITY (USA) “CLUMBERS” the international magazine first awarded in 1989 for competition at the Clumber Spaniel Club of America’s National Specialty and related events
Ch Woodsman Emma Peel, CD,RN,TD,SH,CGC,WD, Emma wins the 2009 Clumbers Award for versatility at the Clumber Spaniel Club of America National Specialty and related events!

WELCOME TO CAMILO DELGADO AND FAMILY
“Later in 2005 we decided to establish a pure breed that was not so well known in Colombia and began to research until we found Clumber Spaniel. The first dog of this breed we met in person was Vishnu Quixote Del Cypres property of Adriana & Patricia Jaramillo (Vishnu Del Cypres Kennel) who had introduce this breed to Colombia in 1996.

BREEDING Quotes and information about breeding


BOOK REVIEW : DOG CONFORMATION AND ITS EVALUATION BY EUGENE YERUSALIMSKY
There is lots of great information filtered through the book, but it may not be picked up by a newcomer because of the concentration the author has on his new theories and interpretations. I don’t doubt, as he says, there is too much emphasis on horse conformation in the terms we use in dogs, but that ‘speak’ has now been in use for over 100 years, why develop a new language and culture if it is only about words. Of course, again, a lot is lost between the original Russian which the book and concepts were conceived in, and the translation into English - the same will happen when translating English to Russia. Yet, like a diligent author, the author says he has had the book extensively reviewed by English speakers, but the language still occasionally changes, the one thing that particularly sticks in my mind is ‘sabre’ compared to ‘sickle’ hock, but there are other examples too.

AROUND THE WORLD
roundup of great moments in the world of Clumbers from across the globe and other news worthy of international attention


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Clumbers March 2010 issue: 117
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EDITORIAL Jan Irving


READERS’ PHOTOS
some of the fabulous photos our readers would like to share

CLUMBER SPANIEL LEAGUE VICTORIA 2009 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
Our Championship show attracted 17 entries, which is consistent with the entries fro the past five championship shows. We would welcome more entries, and strive to accommodate the busy lifestyles of Clumber owners across Australia by moving the show each year - always in the cool months of April to October to allow safe road travel without excessive heat. We also choose to exhibit at the state’s best grounds with fabulous lawns and a superb indoor complex, as well as contract overseas judges.

THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc
THE SHOULDERS and SHOULDER JOINT
The shoulder blade is attached to the dog entirely by muscles. It is thus very mobile, but its position is still decreed by the muscles origins from the neck and chest vertebrae and the many rib attachments. In all but the exceptional breeds, the shoulder blade is required to be sloping and well laid. A very common fault of dogs is an upright shoulder blade.

THE HEMPSTED CLUMBERS From Country Life Dec 19th, 1914
“I ONCE shot over a team of Clumber spaniels belonging to Mr. D z. The breed (the Duke of Newcastle’s, taking their name from one of his seats) are mostly white with a little lemon colour, have large sensible heads, thick, short legs, silky coats, carry their sterns low, and hunt perfectly mute. The team kept within twenty or twenty-five yards of the keeper, were trained to acknowledge rabbits, as well as all kinds of game; and in the country Mr.D z was then shooting over afforded capital sport. One of the spaniels was taught to retrieve.

AROUND THE WORLD
news from across the globe, breed, health, etc

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A SPECIAL DAY Eva Masthagen
I am very proud to share with you that our “Eddie”, Westerly Gaels Soft Whisper received his last CAC in late August and can now add the title Full Champion (SeUCH) to his name. This was only his fifth show. It means that together with his official field trial awards he has now also received the CACs he needed for this title.

LANCE Nick and Vicki Mirabile
I have started this several times, but have never finished. Nor have I really put much into the computer. I stare off into the distance thinking about Lance and his many years with us. I think about all the dogs that have come and gone during Lance’s tenure. I think about how we were lucky to get him. I think of his rough start and how he spent his first week with us in the Doggie ICU at the local vets. I think how he pulled through and lived to be just 13 days shy of 16 years this past April. I also think about how he was always the puppy who would never grow up until he finally did about two weeks before he died.

A SCINTILLATING SWEDISH YEAR Eva Masthagen
One really nice that we can report from the Swedish show rings is that we have had many Group- and BIS placed Swedish bred Clumbers on our national and international dog shows this last year (2009).

CLUMBER SPANIELS AND SUSSEX SPANIELS A BREED LECTURE FOR 2009 Jan Irving
Continuing from the article started in June 2009
Angulation (for me) is the lay or the angle a joint creates, how one limb bone relates to another, and how the end of the limb relates to the actual body or spine.
the important angles are:

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Clumbers December 2009 issue: 116
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EDITORIAL

REMEMBERING THE PAST

READERS’ PHOTOS

WORLD DOG SHOW - BRATISLAVA 8TH - 11TH OCTOBER 2009 Lotta Olsson
Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. is a town with a mix of the pretty old town in the city centre, overlooked by the big, white castle, divided into north and south parts by the river Danube and surrounded by grey, dull suburbs.
THE HISTORY OF THE BOWLER HAT Moira Simmonds
Before 1850 Game Keepers in Britain, wore top hats. Top hats were very tall (often cumbersome) and were a wonderful way of displaying their profession and it became a sign of authority. It was their way of saying I am a gamekeeper. Big estates had many gamekeeper and under-game keepers.
THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc
The loin, sacrum & tail
The length and breadth of the loin is entirely dependent on the size of the lumbar vertebrae. It can be short, medium or long and it can be narrow, broad or medium or any of these combinations allowing for a very large variation in the shape in dogs.
CLUB SHOW SWEDEN 2009 Lotta Olsson
Friday afternoon people from all over Scandinavia started to arrive, it is always very good to meet all Clumber enthusiasts again. The evening we started as we always do, with our BBQ but this year we had to cancel our obedience competition as we just had one participant. But the retrieving competition, Cocos Cup, was held, ten Clumbers started and there were ten different styles in retrieving…..An item, this year a roedeer hoof, shall be retrieved against the clock, the variation in times was as big as it was in style, from 14 seconds to over a minute!
THE WORCESTER FIVE RESCUE Sue Williams
The month of June (2008) has to have been one of the worst months for Rescue for years. The Worcester five were handed into the care of Rescue in the first week of the month and then our hard work started. You may recall from my last report that one young bitch had been re-homed by a Council backed kennel when the statutory 7 days were up. Leaving us with 3 bitches and 2 dogs.
BOOKS
How to Photograph Pets by Nick Ridley review by: Jan Irving 2008-07-19
Great Dogs Amazing Artists by Jan Irving


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Clumbers September 2009 issue: 115
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EDITORIAL


SHOW RING SECRETS www.showringsecrets.com
Viewed from above it is VERY hard to know what the feet
are doing, asking for the audiences comments is misleading
(remember they are outside the ring, the judge is inside &
stands a lot closer), getting someone else to gait the dog hardly
helps, free exercise or getting someone to video him over
various speeds is the most enlightening

NEW RELEASES
Williana Clumber Spaniel Club (USA) have released a grooming
DVD covering show preparation and companion grooming - for
full details see the advertisement this issue. As with most clubs,
they also offer a range of Clumber theme gifts and goodies, so
check out their website http://www.williana.org/

CLUMBERS AT CRUFTS 2009 photo feature by Eileen Sutherland 8
a massive photo feature of just about every dog to compete and all the place winners

DEAR DOG,
The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your
food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing
a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake
a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that
aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

BREEDING ADVICE Dr E Fitch Daglish
It is commonly thought that to build a strain necessitates
breeding on a very large scale, so that it is considered as
something beyond the reach of the ordinary breeder. That view
is quite mistaken. Any intelligent breeder can form and preserve
a definite strain, whether two or twenty litters are bred each
year.

WILLIANA CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB
Specialty Report 2009

CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB NEDERLAND
Championship Show 2009

AROUND THE WORLD
The FCI judges/breed specific guidelines are now circulating
worldwide

BOOK REVIEW: THE GENETICS OF THE DOG EDITED BY A RUVINSKY & J SAMPSON review by: Jan Irving
Some 40mm deep this is naturally a heady volume. For
the average owner or breeder it is not essential for your
own shelves, but make sure you have access to a copy.
Unfortunately, breeds listed in the tables in each article are not
included in the index. So it requires you to skim through the
articles that may be relevant to your interest or concerns. There
is a substantial amount of information on DNA mapping and the
dog genome and only a few chapters of great relevance to the
breeder.

2008 AWARD FOR VERSATILITY WINNER
Scarlett’s energy and joy for living have helped her through the
six titles she has earned

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Clumbers June 2009 issue: 114
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EDITORIAL

MORE ON STANDING www.showringsecrets.com
Here is a quick sample on improving the image. The first photo shows a show practice class and free standing, the handler is standing in front and allowing the dog to just stand naturally but smartly. A novice dog, he is lifting his head too high, so the lay of his shoulder and length of neck is masked, and he has to dip his topline to look at his handler’s right hand which is about neck height, overall not a very comfortable pose and he will move shortly from it.
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THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc
THE CHEST (THORAX) Ribs are all curved. They may be curved near their head (the joint that interlocks with vertebra) or they may be gently curved throughout their length. The place and depth of the curve determines the shape of the chest. The ribs may be long and just gently curved as in the greyhound where the back is relatively narrow, but the sides are deep and the brisket is comparatively broad, through broad backed dogs such as German Shepherds who have most of the curve in the upper part of the rib giving width of back but very flat sides to the round barrel of Pugs and Labradors to quote two classical barrel chests. There is of course the huge range of variations for all the breeds.
NOORDWIJKERHOUT 11-01-2009 Clumber Spaniel Club Holland
New Years beach party
FROM THE PAST From the UK Club Archives

CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB [UK] OPEN SHOW photos by Jan Linley
at Catthorpe Manor, Leicestershire

CLUMBER SPANIEL HEALTH FOUNDATION
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OF AMERICA 2009 SPECIALTY AND RELATED EVENTS
Sweepstakes
Veteran Sweepstakes
Parade of Rescue & Companion
Obedience
Junior Showmanship Competition
Rally
Hunt Test
AROUND THE WORLD
a look at the World and Clumbers
CLUMBER SPANIELS AND SUSSEX SPANIELS - A BREED LECTURE FOR 2009 Jan Irving
WHY AM I HERE?
Welcome, I have been asked to present the breed lectures for
the Clumber and Sussex Spaniels - this is not just a lecture or
a review of the breed standards as adopted in Australia, but (I
hope!) a learning experience for all.
WELL WHAT DO SPANIELS DO?
WHERE DO THE SUSSEX AND CLUMBER COME FROM?
WHY ARE THEY WORKING SPECIALISTS?
CHANGE IS COMING
EXERCISE ONE - TERMINOLOGY
DIMENSIONS AND FRAMES OF REFERENCE
GAIT
ANGULATION

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Clumbers March 2009 issue: 113
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A STUDY OF A DIRECT LINE OF DESCENT Jan Irving
With Bailie Friar as my first example, I will take us through a fascinating history of the Clumber Spaniel. By turning to historical records we can learn so much about our breed. No true breeder can afford to ignore the wealth of information contained in descriptions, show critiques, advertisements and of course photographs. Even if a study is limited to colour alone the material can explain and prophetize so much. There are, of course, many gaps but by studying siblings and close cousins, we can narrow these voids.
ENGLISH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2008 Report by Marjorie Ironside Photos by Eileen Sutherland
The stands were manned by Club members and there were many lovely Clumber souvenirs. Also the Rescue section had a stand which did a steady trade throughout the day. Committee members and helpers made super home-made food at a reasonable cost. A Steiff teddy bear was donated for the raffle which was a very popular prize. Royal Canin provided sponsorship in the form of small bags of food for each class winner and larger ones for BIS, RBIS and Best Veteran.
WHY MAKE YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO ERINRAC ONLINE Jan Irving

THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG: THE NECK Barbara Irving BVSc
To revert to the crest. This is more apparent in the mature dog, and its presence should not be looked for in the puppy or even an immature dog under eighteen (18) months of age. While the pup is growing the bones, ligaments and muscles are all growing too, so that there must be some slackness and this is expressed by a completely awkward appearance. This is normal. You need to be very suspicious of the young dog that has a mature finish.
CROSS BREEDING PROJECT Lotta Olsson
This project’s aim has been to widen the genepool, all other positive effects that may occur are a bonus. The project is very strictly regulated by the kennel club, all combinations have had to be approved by the kennel club, we have applied for everything, it has cost a lot of strength and effort to make this project successful.
BOOK REVIEWS
GOOD JUDGMENT by Peggy Grayson
POSITIVE TRAINING FOR SHOW DOGS by Vicki Ronchette
BEAR HUNTER Carol Reeves
I am writing this to remind folks that yes, our show dogs hunt and they conform to the standard. Emma, two weeks later, was Best Opposite Sex at the Eukanuba shows, defeating 20 other bitches. She is 6 ˝ years old with two litters
RALLY O (OH! OH!) Victoria Simmonds
I think it was about mid November, after the new flat screen TV arrived (an early Christmas present from the kids) that I noticed the Clumbers were spending far too much time in front of the TV set. I was constantly looking over four large white heads that seemed to fill the screen. Animal Planet was constantly on. If I turned off the TV set they sat staring into a blank screen willing it to be turned on again. They were getting quite involved and all sorts of muttering discussions were exchanged among them. We had had close to five feet of snow and tracking was impossible (there is much more now).
AROUND THE WORLD various
International reports
FROM THE PAST From the UK Club Archives (courtesy archivist Anita Roberts)
Clumber Spaniels (Challenge): Psycho had a walk over, Doll being absent; as indeed were all Mr. Allen’s entries
CLUMBER SPANIEL HEALTH FOUNDATION CSHF
Newsletter.
AUCTION
The famous auction house Bonhams again held their massive dog art auction timed to coincide with Westminster. And, yet again, the auction offered a number of lovely Clumber Spaniel Pieces. This year paintings by Hyland and Wardle were auctioned and sold, while the lovely pencil of the American resident Ch Oakerland Rolfe was passed in.


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Clumbers December 2008 issue: 112
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CLUMBER SPANIEL KLUBBEN SWEDEN 1978-2008 30th Anniversary Club Show Lotta Olsson
As always our club show took place over the first weekend of August. This year we tried to make it a bit special because of the 30th anniversary. We had chosen a beautifully situated place on the west side of Sweden, not far away from Gothenburg. We started on Friday evening with our obedience competition, just four participated but we had a great time, it is always enjoyable to watch Clumbers in the obedience ring…. The winner was SU(u)CH Clodhoppers Skip Timer with her owner Anna Liss – Daniels. We then enjoyed the beautiful evening on the terrace of the hotel, eating a very tasty buffet of seafood and BBQ, thanks a lot to Kent Akerman. There were many of us that really enjoyed the warm summer night and the company of other Clumber fanciers.
EURO DOG SHOW 2008

BOOK REVIEWS erinrac.com
CREATIVE CANINE PHOTOGRAPHY by Larry Allan
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE FOR DOGS by Diane Morgan
DANGERS IN THE KITCHEN, GARDEN, & JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE! Jan Irving BSc(Hons) DipEd DipCommArt
Another sorely overlooked couple of extremely dangerous issues are toys and collars. Many jurisdictions require a dog to constantly wear a collar - any collar can potentially become tangled, caught, twisted and so choke a dog to death - ensure the collar can not tighten, ensure there are no snags (including door or cupboard handles) that could catch the collar, and perhaps even invest in a safety collar that can tear apart in such extreme cases. I would be most appalled to think I should have to include a sentence here to say never use a slip collar for this - if you are that naive, please give your dog to a more aware friend to care for.
WORLD SHOW - SIDE SHOW
As part of the 2008 World Show a number of circuit shows were also held, for Clumbers this saw 31 entered under the UK’s Chris Bexton at the Spaniel and Retriever Show
THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc
THE HEAD - part 3
Sometimes the teeth start wearing while the dog is relatively young. When appraising a dog, this needs to be considered, as it may be due to the dog chewing excessively which can be devastating in the backyard; or it may indicate lack of proper mineralisation of the teeth. When judging, this should be assessed as an imperfection to be balanced by the animal’s other virtues and only taken into account when all else is equal between such a dog and its competition. However, if contemplating purchase of a bitch for breeding I would regard it as a serious defect.
CLUB OPEN SHOW UK Eileen Sutherland
Extensive photo feature

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Clumbers September 2008 issue: 111
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NEW UK COLUMN Bill and Marjorie Ironside
We are delighted to welcome the literary skills of Bill and Marjorie to complement the beautiful photo reports of Eileeen Sutherland

TRAVELS WITH TY A CANUCK PERSPECTIVE OF WESTMINSTER (AMCDN CH FLYAWAY CRESWICK’S TICONDEROGA) (as dictated to Linda Fraser)
After spending the summer accompanying a very pretty blonde about the west coast US and having a mad dash to California for Eukanuba with my sister Chloe I had pretty much settled into the role of ...

WARM UP YOUR DOG! Jörn Oleby
Tips and advice on how to warm up your dog for everyday exercise

WILLIANA SPECIALTY USA 2008
photo feature and results

THE NETHERLANDS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
photo feature and results

WORLD SHOW 2008 SWEDEN
photos and results

AUSTRALIA’S 2008 CLUMBER SHOWS
photos and results

AN AI EXPERIMENT Just an owner of another breed!
Do you enjoy driving back and forth to vets? Is your bitch happy to be poked and prodded like a pin cushion? Will you let a vet nurse decimated your dogs coat which has taken years of hard work to attain? These questions are just a few you should ask yourself if you are contemplating Artificially Inseminating a Bitch.

CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OF AMERICA 2008 SPECIALTY SHOW EVENTS
photos and results

THE GROOMING ROOM Moira Simmonds
When we got a call from our insurance company which seemed to think they were already insuring the Taj Mahal to say they wanted to reassess us to make sure we were adequately insured I had a gut feeling something was up, but my dear husband who trusts everybody said “Isn’t that nice they want to make sure we are well covered!” I muttered a few expletives under my breath. In my former life as a realtor I had never encountered a benevolent insurance company.

THE FIVE CSTHAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG Barbara Irving BVSc
THE HEAD - part 2 The Eyes and The Ears

BOOK REVIEW erinrac.com
Stanley Coren's new title


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Clumbers June 2008 issue: 110
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HIPS Jan E Irving
Why are good hips important? Because a dog that has good hips will not have hip bone pain and will have a better chance to have overall good conformation. Poor conformation gives you bad breed type, and often bone, skeletal, and even muscle disease - disease is never comfortable (breaking the word down to ~dis~ and ~ease~ may give you a clue!). Discomfort, and pain does, and will reduce your vitality and vim for life, you will favour certain parts of your body, become soft in some muscles, etc, etc, a rather well greased slide down hill. It may be the modern Western lifestyle to pop painkillers for a tight head, mild tummy ache, or an aching bone, our dogs do not have that option (at least their bodies don’t have to de-tox from constant pain killer swallowing).


CLUMBERDOM: THE PRICE OF ADMISSION Mark Wakeham
Little did I realise when I married into a family of Clumber breeders that I was to be blessed with not one, but two enduring loves affairs.

A TWENTY YEAR SEARCH FOR MY CLUMBER Tracey Garvey
1998 marked a significant milestone in my life. It was twenty years since the search for my Clumber began and it was the year that I found her.

MY CLUMBERS Jill Brooker
What can I say – my love affair with Clumber’s began many years ago when I saw some at a dog show for the very first time. It took a good number of years till I finally managed to get one to call my own, but eventually I did. Bella came into our lives as a cute 8 week old puppy. The first night was a nightmare, and you got it, we made that fatal mistake that we tell puppy buyers NOT to do – we ended up letting her sleep on the bed with us! Hard rock hotel the next night and she was not a happy camper being away from her siblings. Her mum and dad are both Erinveine Clumbers, though she was bred by James Patchett here in NZ.

FAVOURITE SNIPPETS Jan Irving
These are just a handful of the lovely snippets and news I get about my Clumbers from folk, I hope you enjoy them.

TOR - A GENTLEMAN OF OZ Jackie Crawford
How Tor (Abbyford Taw) got out to Australia was a long time in the making. It really goes back to 2002 when I deviated away from using a show stud, to a working Clumber. Smaller and more active than what I was seeing in the ring but I decided that it was the sort of Clumber I wanted and the breed needed. With some excellent show breeding ,with good hips and winning (Dog CC at Crufts) behind the bitch I used - I experimented with using Rufus ( Sedgehurst Hawkridge) The resulting litter I was very pleased with - we kept a bitch (Ammil).

SID - A DOG OF THE WORLD! Jeane Haverick
On November 7, 1996, he entered the world as most of his kennelmates do, a c-section and then home to the family room of those who will watch over mother and babies for the next 4 weeks. Then it was off to the kennel to grow and mature, both mentally and physically.

ERINVEINE CLUMBERS - 50 YEARS Jan Irving
Well fifty years for a prefix within the one breed, it is unusual in any breed, but Clumber Spaniels have notched up another one. Erinveine Clumbers was founded in 1958 by my father. For a potted early history of Erinveine, Erinveine Clumbers and my own involvement you can’t do much better than read the article THE ERINVEINE CLUMBER SPANIELS published in Who’s Who In The Australian Dog World 1996, see www.erinveine.com
But that leaves another twelve busy and I must say successful years to cover. So that is the basis of this article, although due to space limitations there are major omissions.



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Clumbers March 2008 issue: 109
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THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG THE HEAD - PART 1 Barbara Irving BVSc
The joint of the jaw varies from the human one in that in the dog it is ‘double-jointed’, allowing the dog to have a much wider mouth opening than ourselves. This phenomenon also occurs in other carnivores. This fact possibly accounts for the number of ‘bites’ that go wrong at all ages in the dog. In such a case this is due to ‘dysplasia’ of the jaw joint for whatever reason, possibly inherited, or developmental or accidental reasons.

BOOK & DVD REVIEWS erinrac.com
The title pulled me in, this is a subject close to my heart, and it was with great expectations that I undertook a study of this 2007 self published book. The spiel did make me aware the author had a heady bias to English Springers, and American style English Springers at that, but it was the lack of editing that destroys the adventure of this spaniel history for me.

CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB UK CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2007 Massive feature by Eileen Sutherland
Photos of all the winners!

DUTCH SPANIEL WORKING TEST Patricia Huskins
This year’s Test was extra special as Chris Bridgwater came all the way from Hampshire (UK) to judge. The Test criteria are obedience, hunting in light cover, a blind retrieve, hunting in dense cover (which Chris judged) and water work, not necessarily in that following order. Steadiness is expected at all times. The organisers of the Laren WT are renowned for their creativity: the exercises are varied, challenging and different every year.

SNOW TRACKING Moira Simmonds
Maybe it was the food and the camaraderie of other dog people and the fire that has made me still want to track through the snow in the winter. I always feel very productive and I learn a lot in the snow.

DICK E.S. LOYD
the Story of Dick 1906 to 1910, a fabulous tale of a short life

CLUMBER HEALTH & CARE
looking at grass seeds & chemicals in park land
CLUMBERS IN THE MEDIA


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Clumbers December 2007 issue: 108
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2007 AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND CLUMBER POINT SCORE
final point score for the year & award winners announced
SWEDISH CLUBSHOW 2007
photos & report
WILLIANA SPECIALTY USA
photo report of 2007 specialty
A HAPPY NEW BEGINNING FOR CHUMLEY Tamara Georgick
I've always loved dogs and have had many foster and rescue dogs, however, Chumley is the first purebred dog I have owned. I've admired Clumbers from afar because there were none in rescue and I've always tried to help the dogs that might otherwise be passed over. - this story is about one of the Hungarian pups that ended up in a puppy mill in the USA
AUSTRALIAN CLUMBER SHOWS 2007 Clumber Spaniel League Victoria
This year the club hosted two championship shows and one open show - the three shows held over two days one `long' weekend in July. For the two championship shows we were so very lucky to be able to appoint Maureen and Tony Taylor of Maursett Clumbers, UK to adjudicate at, while the Open Show was judged by hound specialist and Cavalier exhibitor Meredith Clegg. Again these were the only Clumber specialties in Australia for the year.
SEDGEHURST SPECIAL Patricia Huskins
We arrived at Debbie and John's in the late afternoon and after a warm welcome settled into Leys Cottage, a fantastically well-equipped and spacious cottage with views to die for. We were kindly invited to join John, Debbie and their friends, John and Mandy Gibson, for dinner that evening at the local pub.
THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG - CONFORMATION Barbara Irving BVSc
All conformation is based on the rigid skeleton. This skeleton is composed of the same bones on each and every dog. The variations in shape and size of the various bones gives rise to the difference in appearance of each and every dog
THE TRUTH ABOUT DROOLING DOGS Moira Simmonds
When I asked if drooling was inherited on the Clumber Spaniel list little did I know the can of worms it would open. After a very warm and almost hot discussion about Clumbers drooling, do they or don't they, I thought to do some in depth investigation? Then how honest are we who say, "My Clumber doesn't drool!
WHY ALL THE TEARS MY FRIEND? Dr Boyd Harrell
Tears are necessary to keep the cornea moist and to act as a windshield washer fluid every time the eyelids close or blink. Tears are produced from two glands. The main tear or lacrimal gland sits above the eye, near the point where the lining of the eyelid meets with the eye. This glad secretes approximately seventy percent of total tear production. The second smaller gland rests on the inner side of the third eyelid also known as the haw and as the nicitans or nictitating membrane. This membrane serves to protect the eye. The dog is able to retract the eye into the socket and the third eyelid comes across and totally covers the eye during an insult and helps to lubricate the eye in non-threatening times

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Clumbers September 2007 issue: 107
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THE GREAT HOUSES OF THE DUKERIES HOME OF THE CLUMBER SPANIEL the Late Rae Furness
The Clumber Spaniels original home was the Dukeries area of Nottinghamshire. This is a lovely stretch of country taking in the great houses of the area, Worksop Manor, Welbeck Abbey, Clumber Park, Thoresby Hall and Osberton Manor. Just flanking these we have Sandbeck House and Serlby Hall all housing Clumber spaniels in their day and most of them in Sherwood Forest the famous Robin Hood Country.
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OF HOLLAND SHOW
Overall the standard of Clumbers in Holland is good. I was most impressed by some of the baby puppies in particular the winners of both dog and bitch classes and I note they are from the same litter. The bitch In Fundo Maris Bobos Bella Bettie was such a confident young lady far in excess of her age and should have a really promising future. As she was under six months she could not compete for best puppy but will no doubt go on to win in future
VERSATILITY WITH BEAUTY = MAGGIE! Janice Scott
This special bitch, named Maggie, came into my life as a nine week old puppy. She was bred by Robert and Jane Bonnaccorso, long time breeders of Clumber Spaniels. She was the product of frozen semen from a dog, CH Companionways Clipper, who had died many years ago
WESTMINSTER 2007 Anita Roberts
The Westminster Show is held over two days, the Clumbers, this year, being on the second day. As I said earlier, this show is the equivalent to our Crufts, so the size of it came as quite a shock. Both the number of spectators and dogs are limited, tickets being sold out long before the show. The number of dogs is limited to approximately 2,500 (a bit different from our 26,000). The show covers 7 small rings (Crufts has 31 large rings). Only Champion dogs may enter. The top dogs from each breed are invited to be shown; the rest are allocated on a first come basis until the permitted number of dogs has been fulfilled. This was achieved in just 10 minutes after opening for the 2007 entries. I'm told that despite this rather haphazard way of entering, a fairly good representation of all the breeds is achieved
CLUMBER HEALTH & CARE
three articles of interest - Dilated Cardiomyopathy research, Dangers of Algae Blooms in Lakes, Anaesthetic Shock
FIRST CLUMBER MX & MXJ FROM START TO FINISH as told to Judy Hiller, her breeder & best buddy
In 2006 my goal was to earn at least one MACH point (seconds under course time are called MACH points). She earned three MXJ legs during the qualifying period for the First AKC Agility Invitational, but it wasnt until her third leg that she managed to be MORE than a second under course time. Goal achieved: she would be invited to this event with ONE MACH point to her name
EURO DOG SHOW 2007
lovely photo feature of this prestigous European event
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OPEN SHOW Eileen Sutherland
spectacular photo feature
THE SPANIEL Jan E Irving
The actions of a spaniel are evident mainly in the field and on scent, although as a family the spaniels are also noted for their soft nature, keenness to be with owner or family, and gentleness with young children, willingness to be petted

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Clumbers June 2007 issue: 106
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CRUFTS 2007
Photo report by Eileen Sutherland, Written Report & Critique Hilda Monaghan - this is one MASSIVE report!
CANINE REPRODUCTION AND WHELPING Moira Simmonds
She explained the use of Glycoflex original formula. It was developed to help joint function and to promote connective tissue health. They soon (Meaning the reproductive world) discovered this product had a great side effect and that was increased sperm production in the older male (even in younger males). Now to those in the know it is a product to help in reproduction and not just for joints
PROPOSAL FOR THE CLUMBER CLUBS AND INTERESTED CLUMBER BREEDERS Jan E Irving
For year after year, most breeders blithely bred two Clumbers together, and the science now shows, that at least in some parts of the world, and the population bearing about 25% carriers, a global epidemic of PDP1def in Clumbers was imminent. The odds of Russian roulette (1 in 6) were better! (Compared to 1 in 4!)
PETER Theresa Coles
Back in 1994,I attended South Africa's premier dog show in Johannesburg, and saw my first Clumber, who, as luck would have it, was Petes father. I remember causing my partner some embarrassment by falling onto my knees and hugging the dog, shedding the odd tear into his glossy coat.
THE KIWI CLUMBERIS A DUTCH CHAMPION Daniel Mans
On the 15th of March 2004 in a very small town in New Zealand a litter of Clumber Spaniels was born. Two dogs and four bitches. One of the two dogs did not know what was going to happen to him.
THE FIVE CS THAT MAKE EACH AND EVERY DOG PART 1 OF LOTS Barbara Irving BVSc
Conformation is the make and shape of the animal. It depends on the skeleton of bones which gives the structure and foundations a rigidity o prevent the animal flopping about like a sack of potatoes or a Raggedy Anne doll
DOG GROOMING: 7 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED DOG GROOMING QUESTIONS & ITS ANSWERS
Although its often overlooked, grooming is an important part of your dogs health and wellness program. Here are some of the most frequently asked dog grooming questions our experts at PetPlace.com are asked by their 600,000 visitors per month
SHOW RING SECRETS www.showringsecrets.com
What caught my attention as I laidout out a magazine feature of these photos was the beautiful stack/set up presentations of the the winners from the Good Citizen classes compared to a great number of winners from the regular age classes.
COME FLY WITH ME, FLY WITH ME Shawn Hazen
As owners and breeders of Labs many of us have been or will be faced with the prospect of flying a dog on an aeroplane. No matter how we decide to fly our pets it is important that we take the time to do everything that we can to ensure our pet the safest and most comfortable trip possible. Here I am going to provide you with the best information that I can as an Airline employee to ensure that you know everything to prepare for your pets flight.
BOOK REVIEW
THE WINNING EDGE by George G Alston with Connie Vanacor
EMPTY WALLETS
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Clumbers March 2007 issue: 105
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TRACKING EQUIPMENT Victoria Moira Simmonds
I found you could only work so long out of a plastic bag.. Discusses some really useful and basic items to have in your tracking kit!
YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE HEART Ron Hevener
It wouldn't be easy. From a bumbling puppy, struggling to stand on his own, he would make it through all the trials facing a young dog in this world. He would untangle his legs, raise his head high and howl at the moon. He would sing to the gods and laugh at the clouds and race the wind. He would be what he was -- mind, body and soul. He would be a dog - nothing more, nothing less: A dog chasing the mist of destiny.
CARING FOR YOUR SENIOR DOG Dr. Debra Primovic
Top 10 Tips To Help Your Arthritic Dog Dog arthritis is one of the most common diseases that affect canines, especially large breed dogs (60-90 lbs). Just as human arthritis, dog arthritis tends to get worse with age.
HOMEOPATHY Anita Roberts
When treating homoeopathically you should give sufficient doses of the chosen remedy to evoke a response. When you notice an improvement increase the time interval between doses. Continue taking the medicine while the symptoms improve, until they either settle at a steady level or disappear altogether, at which point stop taking the medicine. Additional doses will be of little value unless the condition returns.
WORLD DOG SHOW ADVENTURE Victoria Moira Simmonds
The invitation had been issued the year before. The Bohemia litter bred by Ira Sarlin of Finland, had been outstanding in the ring. All of the owners had been exchanging pictures of puppies and their achievements for over a year. Then Ira had simply sent a message to all of us saying "Why don't we all meet in Poland at the World Show in Poznan to be held in November 2006?" It had been a simple invitation but one I thought I could only dream about. I lived the furthest away. My husband's health had been very tenuous for nearly the past 2 years and it was more than I could even contemplate. I could not leave him unless he became stable. It was however something I did take out and dream over when I had a moment.
THE TRAGIC LOSS OF BLOODLINES AND MENTORING IN AMERICA Carol D. Hawke
These tremulous topics are subjects I have been carefully contemplating for better than a decade after we first began to hear rumours from British friends about the unsettling disappearance of renowned bloodlines and having personally witnessed the decline of individual mentoring here in America. The disconcerted whispers have evolved into various public outcries as numbers of longtime breeders, handlers and judges worldwide have united in mutual concern.
SHOW RING SECRETS www.showringsecrets.com

EMPTY WALLETS!
Here's something a bit different, "Carved from bone by an Australian artisan, these pendants are quite lovely and very affordable at $15. Pendants are approximately 1.5 inches tall .
STAND UP FOR THE CLUMBER Jan E Irving
Does it matter? Well if these points are wrong or inappropriate, how can the website owners ask me to believe in what they claim to represent or in any of the information they publish. Not only do they do our breed a horrendous injustice they, at the same time, leave their credence and worth in tatters.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC TIPS PART 3 OF 3 Deirdre Ashdown and Mike Foster
Digital alteration - Never stretch or compress a photo to fit the space you wish it to occupy, not even by a small percentage. It is always noticeable and it always looks terrible. Do remove "red-eye" or the tip of a slightly protruding tongue if you can use Photoshop or Illustrator, or but do it carefully so that the alteration is not obvious. If you are not good at this get some-one to do it for you. You can also hand-touch a photographic print but it should be done by an artist, who will use specialist tools - not by you, using a felt tip or a biro to ink in "red-eye".
SCRAPBOOK

TRULY, TRULY! by herself
part one!

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Clumbers December 2006 issue: 104
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RABBITS IN 2005 Jackie Crawford
We have been wanting to join the annual rabbit shooting days for the past few years, this year with dogs ready to work, nothing in season and actually being in the Country we booked up a B&B and arranged for the rest of the dogs to be looked after ( there is a benefit of having teenage children!) and then faced the long trek up the motorway to Scotland.
SHOW RING SECRETS www.showringsecrets.com
Viewed from above it is VERY hard to know what the feet are doing, asking for the audience's comments is misleading (remember they are outside the ring, the judge is inside & stands a lot closer), getting someone else to gait the dog hardly helps, free exercise or getting someone to video him over various speeds is the most enlightening.
SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2006
major report and feature
WELKIN Victoria Moira Simmonds
My office is on the bottom floor, the window above ground. I know a shadow will soon cross my key board and if I look up Welkin (WhiteHawk Nonsuch Welkin Lass) will be sitting against the outside window. If I ignore her she will scratch the window itself. Already the window looks covered in brown paint which is dried mud from when spring arrived. Welkin wants me to go upstairs and let her in and feed everyone. My gang are such creatures of habit
EMPTY WALLETS! focusing on Clumber collectibles

AUSSIE SHOWS 2006 Clumber Spaniel League Victoria
This year the Australian Clumbers held two championship shows and an open show over the first weekend in June. The object in having two championship shows on the one day was to entice as many people with Clumbers as possible to make the long journey into Melbourne.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC TIPS PART 2 OF 3 Deirdre Ashdown & Mike Foster
When it comes to the major national and international journals/annuals you will be paying what seems a lot of money for an advertisement but you have to remember that the publication will receive a very large readership. Whether it is better that your ad. be seen by 5,000 general dog breeders and exhibitors, as against possibly 50 Clumber breeders/exhibitors, is something only you can decide.
SCRAPBOOK

CLUMBERMASTERSKAPET 2006 Chris Page
During the Championship Class I saw dogs which could compete in the UK Field Trials and have a good chance of being placed. I said this in Sweden at the event and I now say it on paper. This is testament to your own hard work and I commend you for your efforts. Your standards are very high, well done.
VERY SPECIAL CLUMBERS Jan E Irving
"The other one was a bitch I owned who was used by the three local veterinary practises in my area as a blood donor. She would willingly sit and have the blood removed from her neck without any hesitation. The funny thing was she seemed to know she was helping and she was not at all put off. She would pull on her lead to get in to the surgery with her tail wagging. Mind you it might have been something to do with the treats and fuss the staff made of her!!

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Clumbers September 2006 issue: 103
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EMPTY WALLETS! Jackie Crawford
A few years ago our neighbours popped in and asked us if we could look at a print they had, they thought it was a Clumber. ( They had taken over looking after their mother's house so I presume it was her's) Anyway - we looked and it was the Maude Earl of two Clumber heads (1902 I think) Anyway it was really spotty with mould so not in very good condition. I said I would love to have it...... About that time we saw one in good condition at Crufts for ś103
WILLIANA CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB
June 2006 Specialty (USA) Report and photos courtesy of the show manager Sharon Holland, and the club
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT AND PHOTOGRAPHIC TIPS Deirdre Ashdown & Mike Foster
Modern automatic cameras are so simple to use that provided you follow the instructions and familiarise yourself with the camera and its handbook before embarking on the first important "shoot", you will not be disappointed with the results - though practise, of course, makes perfect. Don't just read it, either - take a roll of film, the subject of which should be entirely unimportant
SHAME Andrea V‚rtesi
There is a woman in Hungary who has two Clumber bitches (one of them without a pedigree) and a male. She had two litters in 2004 which she sold to commercial traders and the puppies were auctioned in Southwest Auction Service, Oklahoma, USA. The first set of puppies were bought from the auction by Clumber lovers and placed into good homes. But all others went to puppy mills. I have reported the breeder to the Hungarian Kennel Club but they did nothing about this breeder. You can imagine my surprise when the woman called me on the 18th of January. She told me that she had two litters and if I helped her to find buyers for the puppies then she would not sell them to traders. She wanted to sell the 5 weeks old puppies for 400 Euro and the 8 months old puppies for 600 Euro
DUTCH CLUMBER CLUB SHOW 2006
photographic report with complete results
BREEDER INTERVIEW CHRISTINE BRIDGWATER SCHERZANDO
Christine Bridgwater - Scherzando - UK "I'd not breed from any with a bad temperament. Bad conformation. Lack of enthusiasm for life! Not all good Clumbers are in the hands of shooting people - but if they are then I would like to see natural hunting ability. All three of our dogs were finished now and this of coarse was the topic of our three hour journey home. Going over each detail of the events that started roughly one year before, equally dividing time amongst the three, periodically looking back at them lovingly. Yes, they were all with us, up until this point we were a travelling circus, finished or not, our dogs travelled with us where ever we went, sharing in every moment
DEAR ABBY FROM BEST OF COUCH TO BEST OF WINNERS John Woodlief
All three of our dogs were finished now and this of coarse was the topic of our three hour journey home. Going over each detail of the events that started roughly one year before, equally dividing time amongst the three, periodically looking back at them lovingly. Yes, they were all with us, up until this point we were a travelling circus, finished or not, our dogs travelled with us where ever we went, sharing in every moment
THE CLUMBER EYE
The Clumber eye should be `Clean, dark amber, slightly sunk, with some haw showing but without excess. Full light eyes are highly undesirable. They should be free from entropion'.
BOOK REVIEW Jan E Irving
TRICKS OF THE TRADE Hastings is famous for her video THE PUPPY PUZZLE and has notched up over 250 Best in Show awards in company with her late husband - and shown a great number of breeds in most of the groups throughout America - sound credentials
WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER
Eileen Sutherland wins at the Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year

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Clumbers June 2006 issue: 102
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CANINE REPRODUCTION AND PUPPY INTENSIVE CARE PART 2 Moira Simmonds
Harris maintains that most whelping problems occur on a holiday weekend, middle of the night in a raging snowstorm when the car does not start and all the phone lines are down
EMPTY WALLETS!
others called Clumber-alia, alas I'm sure it was time for the authors rather than lack of finds that saw this one vanish. So I'll try another approach with short columns/fillers called EMPTY WALLETS the title inspired from `bitter' truth and a comment from John Woodlief
THE WRY SIDE OF THE CLUMBER Jan E Irving
I am particularly grateful to the few people on who did respond to my recent request for any information anyone had, full details of the responses are of course archived on that site for members. It seems the incidence of wry bites within Clumbers is extremely low, much lower than would indicate (at this stage) a genetic issue. One case was reported of a later age development,
THE WILLIAM MANSELL FUND Bryant Freeman
The earliest known written report appeared in the Sporting Magazine of April 1807 and is quite explicit: " . . . William Mansell, during a uniform attention to the duties of his office (near thirty years), has, above other things, studied to increase, unmixed, this peculiar race of Flushers. The Duke's (or Mansell's) breed is still held in higher estimation than any other of the Spaniel kind . . ." As Jan Irving points out, the Mansells were for several generations the gamekeepers or kennel masters at Clumber Park as well as on several surrounding ducal estates, and William as a first name appears over several generations, but all evidence points to the William Mansell of 1746-1806 as the one referred to here.
NORTH MOLTON Debbie Zurick
What a superb ground, and with the stunning backdrop of Exmoor, we are very lucky to have such good hosts for this annual Trial. So nice for the gallery to be able to watch all the dogs and along the whole line.
FOR THE LOVE OF IVY Patricia Huskins
In true Irish fashion Brian and his "kennel boys" welcomed us with lots of charm, food and drinks. The warm reception and homely atmosphere contrasted sharply with the raging snowstorms and temperatures of -16degreesC
CUTHBERT BBC1 - LOVE SOUP Mandy Nelkin
They all adored him, as he did them. He was thoroughly exhausted from the disruption and not getting so many regular daytime naps but I think he missed them when they left and if the series is a success they should all be back next year.
UNA TAZZA DI CAFEPRESS.COM John Woodlief
Never having enough things Clumber Naiza is constantly scanning the web for interesting Clumber paraphernalia, finding Cafepress was a dream. They have many designs, and these designs can be placed on a variety of items, cups, shirts, hats etc... with the greatest of ease. The site is extremely user friendly and we find the service thus far unparalleled, which lead us to the next phase, our own personal renaissance
BRIAN WOOD (OAKRING) 1932 - 2005 Anita Roberts
a short tribute
LETTER FROM SWEDEN Lotta Olsson
round up of Swedish news and introducing the second generation crossbreeding family
AMERICAN SPANIELS
The famous American Spaniel Club Show in January saw Best of Breed awarded to Schefus, Fankhauser & Schultz' CH NEXUS THE GREAT GATSBY (above) then a 2.5 year old male
UK CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2005 Eileen Sutherland
massive photo feature with class winners etc

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Clumbers January 2006 issue: 100
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ISSUE 100 INLCUDES ISSUE 101
THOUGHTS ON JUDGING CLUMBER SPANIELS Bill Ironside
Judging is a very serious business and I would advise anyone taking up these appointments to really work at. Learn the standard, study gait and movement, learn what balance means and, as rider, to all this, learn to read when a dog is comfortable and at ease.
JIPPI TO OUR FIELD WINNER! Eva Masthagen
Judge this year was Maine Sterner and the trial was held at Maines farm on her grounds in Tidaholm, Sweden. Main did judge this competition once before and was looking forward to joining the Clumber people for a day of hunting.
CLUMBERED CLUSTERS Naiza Woodlief
Most of the figurines/sculptures I picked up on eBay and many were (most of my favourites) sculpted for us by Donna Eddy from photos of our pups. She's very talented, does all breeds and horse sculptures.
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB GALLERY OF BEST IN SHOW WINNERS - OPEN SHOW - 1973 TO 2005 Anita Roberts & UK Club
a magnificent gallery, for the first time, to bring pictures of all the honoured Clumbers who have claimed Best in Show at the UK Club's Open Show
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB GALLERY OF BEST IN SHOW WINNERS - CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW - 1947 TO 2005 Anita Roberts & UK Club
a magnificent gallery, for the first time, to bring pictures of all the honoured Clumbers who have claimed Best in Show at the UK Club's premier event
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TELLY Tracey Garvey
I had worked tirelessly since the initial phone call. I had to write the Clumber info for the internet web site by Wednesday 9am. I did not have time to get his edited by other members but I feel I did justice to the breed.
NORTH AMERICA'S FIRST THREE MALE MASTER HUNTERS ARE CANUCKS Patrick and Linda Fraser
In Canada having access to upland game birds for training is a rare treat as they are seldom available, and if we are lucky enough to get a few birds finding a place to be able to shoot is difficult as we live in an urban area.
AGILITY WITH CLUMBERS Judy Hiller
Obstacle performance is really only a small part of the training process. Much more important is the trust and communication established through body cues. It takes the handler a great deal longer than the dog to learn this, but once the handler gets it right, so does the dog!
A FEW MEMORIES FROM THE LATE 60S Ann Moon
I first became involved with Clumbers in 1967 when I helped out at the Gamewood Kennels of Mrs Reta Goodger near Maidstone, Kent - comprehensive article with loads of photos!
WILLIANA CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB SPECIALTY WINNERS Sharon Holland
& the club present photos of the winners from America's second breed club, from 2003 to 2005 featuring some of America's top and most famous Clumbers.
WHAT IS A WORKING CLUMBER? Jackie Crawford
One hundred years ago Clumbers were "the gun dog" for working, before Cockers/Springers were bred and took over in the shooting field. Fashion changed - but so did the Clumber mainly in weight. IN 1859 the weight was described as 40lbs.
CZECH CLUMBERS Zuzana Vav Ikova
In the Czech republic we have the KCHLS - Hunting Trackers Breeders' Club and the breeds covered are the English Cocker Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, American Water Spaniel, Deutscher Wachtelhund, Espanil Acutico Can, Cao de Aqua, all Labradors and of course the Clumber Spaniel.
PUPPY INTENSIVE CARE Moira Simmonds
A review of the Myra Savant Harris Seminar part 1 of 3 The litter was dropped nine days early on the end of her bed and mom went back to watching Animal Planet. Mom had no overwhelming desire to mother at all. She found the white Poodle on Animal Planet much more interesting than the wet wiggling thing she had deposited on the bed.
TOTALLY CUMBIE Irene & Ron Packer
The round, soft, squirming, furry sausage of creamy white with lemon drops wriggled its way across Irene and Ron Packer's carpet and into their hearts.
SWEDISH CLUB SHOW - WINNERS GALLERY
The Swedish Club take us through the history of their show with photos of all their Best in Show winners from Qlummies Quincy Jons in 1981 to Chatarays Sahlene in 2005, with comments and notes and many of the Reserve in Show winners featured to.
SWEDENS #1 2005

ENTERING THE KINGDOM OF CLUMBER John Woodlief
A fabulous account of John and Naiza's entry to the world of Clumbers and showing ... Now, Clumbers make some incredibly unique sounds, no other breed could possibly imitate, as I said, they are not dogs, they are Clumbers. The woo woo, the snorts, and the funky snoring to mention a few, but what Naiza and I heard next coming out of these two as they rumbled was almost indescribable. We had never heard such strange sounds, but close, the best that I could would be a sea lion battling with a grizzly bear, then the Tasmanian devil shows up with a humpback whale thrown in for good measure. This epic battle ...
CLUMBERS WITH A VERY SPECIAL JOB Susan Gariepy
My favourite evenings are when we are able to go to the wards and visit the children who are not able to come to the gym. I always have trouble with Tess because, once she gets on a chair beside a child's bed, she thinks she should be on the bed curled up with the child. It is so heartwarming to see the smiles, to hear them speak, to hear the care givers day she or he hasn't smiled for days or spoken a word. These gorgeous big white "teddy bears" bring such joy to these very special children.
AUSSIE CARERS Karen Johnstone & Lyn Durrington
share some of the tales of the puppy Bundy doing his carer training and his uncle Oliver who is a self taught hospital and nursing home visitor between times as a top performing show Clumber.
NOSEWORK FOR YOUR CLUMBER Ed Presnall
He sees the harness and the line and it starts. Like a white blur he scurries to the door. Impatient he rushes back to you, makes a mad dash through the house and bounces at the door, a plume of white fur slowly settling in the still air. You clip on his lead and open the door. Like an out-of-control freight train he drags you down the steps, doing loops around you, binding your appendages together with his lead. Stumbling and laughing you open the van and he flies into the crate. He knows.
TOP AUSSIE Jan E Irving
A look at Australia's first ever Clumber shows Best in Show winner and the winners of the "Clumbers" Australian & New Zealand point score winners from 1987 to 2005 with photos of all, plus the announcement of the 2005 award winners. Full photo gallery of Australia and New Zealand's greatest modern Clumbers.
THE MUNSTER CIRCUIT Eileen Sutherland
A photo record of the winners on the 2005 southern Ireland four show circuit and a celebration of their wins and wins for the breed at Clonmel in the Brace Stakes and Killarney's Puppy Stakes.
PDH - YOU DO NEED TO SCREEN ALL YOUR BREEDING CLUMBERS! Jan E Irving
PDH stands for Pyruvate Dehyrogenase Deficiency and relates to the absence of a crucial enzyme in one of the biochemical pathways which occurs in all cells. As an observer you will witness a dog with various expressions, but most often an owner will complain of the pup's inability to walk comfortably without sitting for more than a hundred paces or so. (now known as PDP1 deficiency)
HOMES & RE-HOMING Sue Thomas
As you can see Rescue, Showing and Judging took over my life, and I achieved my ambition in 1981 of owning my first Clumber Spaniel (who had been rescued). Sadly owing to the trauma of his early life we only had him for a few months but I hope we made the end of his life happy. I then bought my first Clumber puppy in 1982, within a very short time I was invited to become a member of the club committee.

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Clumbers September 2005 issue: 99
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CLUMBERS DOWNUNDER Jan E Irving
Exhibitors came from Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria, with dogs bred in Australia, New Zealand, Holland and the UK competing. Report on Australia's first ever Clumber Shows - Best in Show GrCh Erinveine Judge.
CLUMBERS IN THE MEDIA Jan E Irving
It may be a while since I have put a In the Media column together, but it hasn't been for lack of material coming to my attention! So let's get into it, you'll find media references from all sorts of eras and sources this time, a credit to the greatness of the Clumber breed. I have been rather surprised by the modern media attention, but generally this type of exposure would have escaped my attention, but for the wonders of the internet, and the Google alert service.
MICHAEL J GILHAM Anita Roberts
Mick Gilham was born in Southend-on-sea, one of three boys and one sister. He enlisted with the Royal Navy, when old enough and served a full term, i.e. 26 years. At home, his first love was his dogs, but he did like to keep a keen eye on Southend's football team and always enjoyed a quiet afternoon watching cricket on TV. In his not so quiet moments he enjoyed listening to classical music, which he liked to play very loudly!
GREENHORN TRACKING OR TRACKING FOR THE TRUE "DUMMY" Moira Simmonds
But what would I do? Only Welkin was partially obedient and Gregory would go as far as to take all my words into consideration and then just did his own thing. I was pretty sure obedience was not for us. I have to admit I find even watching obedience somewhat dry. I also find the beautiful art of dressage also dry. I would like to have hunted but had no one to work with.
SWEDISH CLUB SHOW 2005 Lotta Olsson
...is well known in Sweden for a special red and white candy stick called Polkagris. So. the dogs who took part in the cup should fetch a polkagris as quickly as possible WITHOUT eating it! It was a very much appreciated competition, especially afterwards when all were allowed to eat the candy sticks . Show report BIS was Chatarays Shalene.
AROUNG THE CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD various
comprehensive report on Clumber activities from around the world
DUTCH CLUMBER CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB 2005
Best in show was Alderforest Duty Free, bred and owned by Elseline Elfferich. Ralph Dunne was amazed to hear that the winner was the great-great granddaughter of his own super Clumber Raycroft Socialite also known as Garfield, Crufts winner 1991.

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Clumbers June 2005 issue: 98
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REWARDS IN TRAINING Kim Hazelet
We all strive towards a common goal of receiving a reward for accomplishments. An employee strives to do their best to obtain a raise in pay. A child works hard in school for good grades that will please their parents. Training dogs is no different. Dogs need reinforcement for good behaviour. And with our beloved Clumbers, who ask, "What's in it for me?" the reward must be significant
CRUFTS Eileen Sutherland
Massive photo feature
WHATEVER IT TAKES Ron Hevener
Many animal lovers have lost their pets in heart-wrenching ways. When it's happening right in front of your eyes, there isn't anything you wouldn't do, anything you wouldn't pay. Save my pet! Save this pet I love!But at what price? Is it wise for us to say, yes - save my pet at any cost? Or is that a callous question? Is it fair for veterinarians to charge us many thousands of dollars to save dying pets? Or is that also a callous question?
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB (UK) 2005 OPEN SHOW WINNERS FEATURE

WHAT IS A `GOOD' CLUMBER? Norma Jean Simpson
I have many of them here; I suppose you do, too. All sorts - big and cushy, small and light, couch potatoes and one whirling dervish. Coats dragging the ground and some clipped short. Freckles, no freckles, and everything in between. Both colours. What is that indescribable `good' quality that makes our clumbers the light of our lives? Wanting expert opinions, I posted this request to the lists and was quite surprised by the responses.
THE "CLUMBERS" BODY WEIGHT HEALTH SCHEME
Weight, condition, and health will all affect the quality of life and even the longevity of life for your Clumber Spaniel. The international magazine "Clumbers" is proud to provide this visual guide to help you assess your own Clumber's body weight - scales are handy, but do not necessarily tell you the truth about body weight and condition.
A CLOSE CALL FOR WINNIE BEAR Susan Teniswood
She had a season in February, then turned around and had another season less than three months later. The season appeared to be progressing normally, but stopped very suddenly after two weeks. We didn't think much of it, hoping that perhaps it hadn't been a true season.
CAN YOU IMPROVE HIND ACTION? The late Tom Horner
Anyone who judges a number of breeds will know how widespread is this problem in all kinds of breeds from the largest to the smallest, though it is less often found in the short-legged who tend more often to move wide rather than close behind.
CLUMBER CLUSTERS Moira Simmonds
When they arrived I unpacked them and was not terrible sure what to do with them. Some were stamps and others were cigarette cards. I framed them nicely and they hung in my office. You know how you can look at something so often that it ceases to register. There they were for about 3 years

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Clumbers March 2005 issue: 97
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GROOMING Pet Medicine Chest
story of a dog who died at a groomer's when left in a crate with a cage dryer running
YOUR DOG'S MENTAL HEALTH Jan E Irving
Mental health is an accepted issue amongst human society but how often do owners of pets or kennels actually consider the mental health of their dog - for mental health is likely to explain many of the behavioural issues we as owners find hard to live with.
FAMILY FROLICS James Darley
They look like any happy family foursome enjoying the great outdoors. The twins are being boisterous and demanding attention, mum is trying to unwind and dad, not used to this sort of thing, is keeping one eye on them while wondering how he might slope off for a quiet drink or two
ANNUAL FLUSHING SPANIEL SHOW PHOTO FEATURE Otto Wahl
One of America's prestige events, the Annual Flushing Spaniel Show migrated to new quarters in 2005, at relatively short notice. Clumber judges Margaret Curtis for the Sweepstakes and Ruth Kirby for the Regular classes drew a good entry with
INVASION OF THE PRIVACY SNATCHERS Ron Hevener
Horror is a fascinating thing for most of us, especially when it's happening to someone else. The twist on this particular story is where the whole thing was taking place - and the cast of characters.
UK FIELD TRIALS
A heady field trial season for Clumbers in the UK over the end of 2004 and into 2005. Jackie Crawford said of the Working Clumber Spaniel Society's December Field Trial,
WE ARE SO LUCKY... Moira Simmonds
I'll bet I didn't mention his attempt to dry dishes which rendered my first kitchen towel as useless. It won't even make a good wipe up rag now. That was yesterday. When we went out today he attempted to dry the dishes for me again (He likes to surprise me when he can
BREED SPECIFIC BREEDING STRATEGIES Clumber Spaniel Klubben (Sweden)
The Swedish Kennel Club is working to achieve a good breeding quality for all breeds in Sweden. All dogs are registered, and there are health programs where different types of health status , for example hips, eyes etc are registered. Dogs with serious hereditary defects are not allowed to be used for breeding. All registrations are published via the internet In 2002 the Swedish Kennel Club's council decided that all breed clubs in Sweden should write their own breed specific breeding strategies, to be know as RAS. They have to be finished before 2005. The Clumber Spaniel Klubben has worked on ours
HUNTING IN CZECH REPUBLIC
Over the Christmas season the Navlek family were able to take their Clumber family out hunting, here is a photo feature to celebrate this special occasion with Clumbers doing what they really like best.
2004 AUSTRALIAN - NEW ZEALAND ANNUAL AWARDS!
Photo Feature & Full Results Top Australasian Clumber Irving's Ch ERINVEINE ROYAL SALUTE Top Australasian Clumber Dog, Most Consistent Interbreed Winner & Envoy Durrington & Dalitz' Ch ELOUCHER A TOUCH OPRIDE

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Clumbers December 2004 issue: 96
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SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW & OBEDIENCE TRIAL
Full results & photos courtesy Clumber Spaniel Klubbe
A CZECH REPUBLIC CLUMBER OWNER SPEAKS Zuzana + Vojtech Navlek
My name is Zuzana and my husband's name is Vojta. We have two children, boys, their names are Michal and Vojta. I have a very nice family (parents, sister.) We are a dog-loving family. My sister has two dogs and my parents have one too. We have eight dogs between us
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH COMMITTEE Lotta Olsson
Right after the International Seminar, Friday 1st of October, in the UK, some Club representatives met to try to form a committee; Carol Page, The Clumber Spaniel Club-England, Debbie Zurick and Jackie Crawford-Working Clumber Spaniel Society-England, Annika Źkerman and Lotta Olsson-Clumber Spaniel Klubben-Sweden, Jose' Correas- breeder from Spain and Marc Wynn- breeder from Holland. Australia were represented with a letter from Jan Irving with their opinions. USA was not represented because Dr Roe Froman missed her connection flight
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Clumbers are not a dwarf breed; vaccinations protocol, annual boosters not recommended
CLUMBERS IN THE MEDIA Jan E Irving
Intriguing to see a Clumber grace the cover of the recent Japan Kennel Club magazine - for some issues now the JKC have employed the uses of Miss Yoko Yamamoto to provide delightful cartoons of purebreeds.
CLUMBERMASTERSKAPET Lotta Olsson
On the 24th of September we held our annual Clumberm„sterskapet, this year we held it as a Working-test. There was only beginners class and 12 dogs participated. The judge was Lasse Jonsson, a well known retriever and spaniel man here in Sweden with many years experience of working these dogs
INGELA
a small tribute to a lady who had so much involvement with Clumbers in Sweden and touched the heart and soul of the breed throughout the world, tragically dead at just 41
UK CENTENTARY SHOW & AV WORKING TEST Eileen Sutherland
The UK Club's Centenary Celebrations culminated in the first weekend of October with the Championship Show ably supported by the International Clumber Symposium, the Club AV Working Test, and a fitting tribute to all owners the formation of the International Clumber Health Committee
COUNTERSURFING Kim Hazelet
Until recently, I had only heard about countersurfing in Clumbers from other owners. The tales they told how their sneaky dogs scoped out all tabletops while their backs were turned was amazing. These Clumbers had the knowledge and agility to reward themselves with any food item that was left above unattended. Owners were shocked to find only crumbs left. I have never had a countersurfing Clumber until recently

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Clumbers September 2004 issue: 95
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DUPONT CLUMBERS Ricky Blackman
They were true advocates of dual dogs and most enthusiastically worked their show dogs as hunting dogs. Mrs. James Edward Clark, who handled for the duPonts in the later years said that the Clumbers were, however, reluctant show dogs, not even liking to ride in the car to the shows.
THE CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OF AMERICA 2004 SWEEPSTAKES Photos by Otto Wahl

ANAESTHESIA TOXICITY Canine Medicine Chest


DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2004 Juul vd Linden
On the 20th June 2004 the Championship Clubmatch took place in the middle of the Netherlands, with now and then a little rain. Judge was Mrs A. Bennink - Smies. In a nice atmosphere she had twenty-two Clumbers to judge. Last year Marchlands Thick as Thieves became BOB and one of his daughters Alderforest Call Me Creasy Bessy was the best opposite sex. This year another daughter In Fundo Maris Bobos Belle Blue became BOB and the father Marchlands Thick as Thieves was best opposite sex
TRAINING!
Welcome to our new Training Section - this time we have two excellent gems (even if I contributed one myself!) but I would like to welcome Kim Hazelet (USA) to our editorial team. Kim who already writes some great training and obedience pieces for the American Clumber Club has volunteered to write for "Clumbers" too
04 USA NATIONAL Photo Feature by Otto Wahl
Ch Clussexx Heir Apparent steals the 2004 USA National
WILLIANA CLUB SPECIALTY 2004 photo feature by Otto Wahl

BONHAMS 2004 Jan E Irving
The 2004 auction catalogue revealed several `new' Clumber paintings, and most were produced in the paper catalogue as well in the online version. To illustrate the diversity, enjoy the pictures included with this article.

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Clumbers June 2004 issue: 94
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THE ROAD TO CRUFTS Kimberley Daboo
To find ourselves in the ancestral home of the breed, at the largest dog show in the world, in 2004 was a dream come true and quite a leap from that puppy match! I had to pinch myself often during the months leading up to Crufts. I didn't believe it could possibly be happening to Penguin or to me
JUST BUTCH Moira Simmonds
Breakfast was great: A bowl of porridge, pancakes, sausages and baked beans, was the "cowboy breakfast" we lingered over. Hot extra strength, Trail Coffee, that snapped one's eyes open with great immediacy was a choice. You had to be tolerant and accustomed to it to truly enjoy it. I always enjoyed it. For the uninitiated, like my British husband, there was the regular stuf
FIELD TRIAL NORTH MOLTON, DEVON - 17TH DECEMBER 2003 Christine Bridgewater
A superb day - where the Keeper, his Guns and ground were absolutely top class. The Judges, Keith Carter and Roy Langford, agreed that there had been a huge improvement in the dogs during the last few years and complimented the handlers on their excellent shooting dogs. The winner is quite a veteran at 9 years old and in his first Trial! He took the Trophy and the Sash!
VERTICAL PEDIGREES Anita Roberts
Pedigrees may also be constructed vertically. A vertical pedigree shows many more first and second generation relatives than the traditional horizontal pedigree. Vertical pedigrees make best use of the principle that full siblings are, on average, equally genetically similar to each other as they are to each of their parents. All of the littermates taken as a group, represent various combinations of their parents' genes, and are good indicators of the `range of possibilities' that are likely to be passed on from any one of them
CLUMBERS IN THE MEDIA Jan E Irving
"Good morn...ing Clumber fans, around the world, yes Clumbers continue to sneak into the media!" And your author must apologize for not writing up some of these star appearances just a little earlier
CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OPEN SHOW 2004 Eileen Sutherland (photos) & Caroline Reynolds (report)
massive photo feature
NEWBOTTLE MANOR WORKING DAY Jackie Crawford
An integral part of the Working Clumber Spaniel Society's calendar, Newbottle Manor continues to provide valuable experience for handlers and dogs new to field work. "Good morn...ing Clumber fans, around the world, yes Clumbers continue to sneak into the media!" And your author must apologize for not writing up some of these star appearances just a little earlier

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Clumbers March 2004 issue: 93
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HOOKED ON CLUMBERS & OTHERS TOO!
Tucked away amongst the Clumber folk are some super craftspeople and artists. Ricky Blackman, currently President of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America is one prize example, and she incorporates Clumbers into her art! There will be a full feature on Ricky's work in the July 2004 issue of Canine Collectables Courier
SILVER 1ST OCTOBER 1992 - 24TH JUNE 2003
tribute to Quicksilver of BlueSilverShadow
SPECIALTY 2003 CANADA Clumber Spaniel Club of Canada
photo feature and results
STOGUMBER NOVEMBER 2003 Jackie Crawford
Working Clumber Spaniel Society event
CLUMBER COLLECTIBLES Jan E Irving
The old postcards keep on surfacing, Robbie Carnegie has found this one through her friend Anne with Newfoundlands - it is a an early 1900s b&w of yet another Emms Clumber congregation, no doubt done at Clumber Park itself in the late 1800s.
2003 AUSTRALIAN -NEW ZEALAND ANNUAL AWARDS!
Photo Feature & Full Results
FEET AND TOE NAILS
grooming feature article Courtesy Clumber Spaniel Club of Canada
THE IQ CLUMBER! Jan E Irving
In November 2003, Erinveine Judge joined his owner and friend and participated in Australia's National IQ test on national TV to 2 million viewers! So the story, a few weeks back I got a phone call from a VCA committee member (for the internationals our national body is not very active, the states run the registries and events, ours is the VCA (Victoria Canine Association)).
NO MORE COLLARS! Sarah Sobry
I always keep collars on my dogs. It makes it easier to grab them, throw a leash on them when we are off to dog class and I know they always have ID on them should they jump the fence and get lost. Our fence in the front yard is only three feet high, a regulation height where I live, and our dogs, a Border Collie named Jenny (2 1/2 years old) and a Belgian Tervuren named Tasha (8 months old), are tall enough to jump the fence if they so choose.
A BLUEMOON BEST BRACE IN SHOW! Roe Froman, DVM
In January, 2004, we were pleased and honoured to have the great good fortune of showing our girls, Tillie and Phoenix, to the Best Brace in Show award at the prestigious American Spaniel Club show in Philadelphia.

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Clumbers June 1995 issue: 50
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1 FIELD TRIAL CLUMBERS James Darley

2 WINSTONS READING ROOM Doodles Barker

3 CHAMPIONS

4 THE CLUMBER SPANIEL Theo Marples from "Show Dogs"

5 CLUMBER David J Bradbury

6 TYPE AND PROPORTION Robbie Carnegie

7 INTER-SPECIES COMMUNICATION S Budofsky

8 CLUMBERING CANADA J Stockill

9 AUSTRALASIAN CORRESPONDENCE AWARDS

10 THE STUDY OF A DIRECT LINE OF DESCENT Jan Irving

11 THE RAYCROFTS Rae Furness

12 SUOMEN CLUMBERIT (FINLAND)

13 CLUMBERS AND OTHER SPANIELS Peggy Grayson

14 HISTORY OF THE CLUMBER SPANIEL CLUB OF AMERICA

15 THE WORKING CLUMBER SPANIEL SOCIETY

16 ADAPTABILITY AND TRAINABILITY Gail Budde

17 CLUMBROLDS STORY

18 TAILS Jan Irving

19 THE CLUMBER SPANIEL, STANDARD AND JUDGE W Ironside

20 DENMARK S Musaeus

21 SPAIN H Wakeham

22 HIP DYSPLASIS Anita Roberts

23 AWARD FOR VERSATILITY Judy Hiller

24 WORLD SHOW 1995

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