KIWI ADDS SWISS TITLE TO HIS CREDITS
multiCh Taniwha Pahoia (impNZ)
I�m retiring him from the shows now he will reach the age of 5 years next Sunday.
To all Ollie’s sisters and brother also Happy Birthday.
Ollie has won in his show career the titles:
�� Dutch champion
�� German champion
�� Luxembourg champion
�� Swiss champion
He has been to Crufts in 2008. He could have been there this year also.
I�ll show Ollie occasionally and maybe next year at the Crufts (as he�s qualified for 2010 as well). It was great to show with Ollie. Thank you James for giving me the opportunity to have Ollie, Ollie is a great Clumber. Ollie will spend more time walking in the forest, playing and fooling around.
Ollie was BIS3 at Oldenburg, Germany, in April 2007
FIRST LADY IN FINLAND
Bumbaa Medvedi Smecka won the CAC and finished her Finnish Champion (FIN CH) in the real style by going Best of Breed and ended the day by going Best in Group 1.
She is the first Clumber bitch ever to do this in Finland!
2010 USA SPECIALTY
The dates for the 2010 Clumber Spaniel National are March 27-April 1, 2010 in Vancouver Washington.
Fly into Portland Oregon.
Judge is Gina Bowers/UK.
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2008 USA AWARD FOR VERSATILITY
The 2008 award was won by Cindy & Bill Brizes’ Ch. Celtic’s Gone With The Wind, TD, JH, NAJ – the point score award is based on competing at the Specialty and related events and bonus points are accrued for placings.
SWEDEN & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SEMINAR
Swedish Club show 2009
31st of July � 2nd of August, Bj�rkn�s camping, Bro � 40 km west of Stockholm
Judge; Mr Ralph Dunne, kennel Richley, Ireland
Friday evening we start with the obedience competition and BBQ
Saturday; We start at 9.30 with the conformation show and end the day with traditional dinner with our famous Auction � all kinds of lovely Clumber items will be for sale!
Accommodation; book your cottage at; www.broknas-stugby.se, there are hotels in nearby Kungs�ngen.
To enter your dog and dinner booking; www.clumber.net or get in touch with Lotta Olsson
Information and questions; Lotta Olsson, +46-18-256755, +46-706-399064, email@example.com
You are Very welcome!
A short summary of 2008 in Sweden
In 2008 we celebrated our 30th anniversary.
Since the start, 1978, we have been a very active club, every year we have arranged our own Club show, field trial, tracking and obedience competitions. There have been conferences for our breeders, we have produced several pedigree books (the next one is a bit late but is ready for publication now)and other publications such as breed standard compendiums, articles, booklets and we shall not forgot our magazine Klumpisen. There are a lot more and we shouldn�t have been able to do this without all the enthusiastic Clumber fanciers that have organized these and also participated ! We hope we can go on for many more years!
With RAS, breed specific breeding strategies, to follow and as a guide, our long term work for our dogs’ health has been put together and printed in a compendium.
We can already see the improvements in both hips and elbows, at the start there were more dogs that were affected, now most of the dogs are clear.
There were 34 eye examinations for cataracts and other faults inside the eyes, 29 were clear, one had cataract and 3 were affected with non-inheritable cataract.
The inbreeding percentage is lower, 1.3 % average 2008.
We have also started to make a register about information at death, our dogs age when they die and why.
The Swedish kennel club�s website is very useful for all of you that search for health results, show results, registrations etc. They have recently improved it and there is a lot in English.
Exaggerations are to be penalized
There were special instructions put together by our kennel club for show judges, SDR, special guidelines for judging concerning health and soundness. There are altogether 47 breeds mentioned in these guidelines and the Clumber is one of them. You can find this information on the Swedish kennel clubs website; www.skk.se They want the judges to pay extra attention to exterior exaggerations that can affect the dog’s health and soundness. For Clumbers it is movement, angulation, eyes, and too much loose skin. The guidelines have been used since March this year and we are looking forward to the first evaluation of SDR this Autumn.
There are not so many of us that participate in the field trials but the few that are doing it are doing it with their heads held high. We continue to get new tracking champions which is a work that suites the Clumber very much and is easy to train.
Next international seminar
The next seminar will be arranged by Sweden. At the seminar in USA 2008 there were some suggestions that the seminar should be arranged in Copenhagen in conjunction with the World dog show 2010.
We just would like to inform you all that the World Dog show will be in Herning, also Denmark, 3-4 hours drive from Copenhagen at Jylland which will make it very difficult to arrange a seminar in conjunction.
We will instead arrange the seminar for 2011 in Sweden so it will be three years in between the seminars, we will get back with more information as soon there are more plans made.