Buying: part 1: introduction

ERINVEINE (pronounced erin-veen) was established in the 1940s as a kennel of Irish Setters by David Irving. He introduced Clumbers in 1958 and we have not been without them since, although the last Irish Setter died in the 1970s. The kennel has also enjoyed the...

Buying: part 2: Why buy an Erinveine Clumber

continued from part one – We have had many years experience with this breed and our achievements demonstrate our programmes at work, as do the healthy and happy individuals we have sold over the years to numerous people throughout Australia and in several parts of the...

Buying: part 3: Health and research

continued from part two As the DNA genome is ‘mapped’ more and more projects are being generated, and where possible Erinveine is proud to have contributed by supply of samples and information. Listed here are a few that we have been involved in. We are doing this to...

Buying: part 4: Breeding Code of Practice

continued from part three yes, we actually have one (more info here), ask other breeders if they do! This is an ancient breed that needs a little care in raising and breeding. We generally do not breed from a bitch more than once in her lifetime (yes, there have been...

Buying: part 5: diet

continued from part four We NEVER use commercial dog food. Our diets are supplied in detail to our buyers and the rationale is given in The Puppy Book. The commercial diets available at the time we decided to change to “fresh is best” did not yield as good results and...

Buying: part 6: The name

All our puppies are named in the nest, before four weeks of age, and often much earlier. As the litters are named alphabetically we will at least try to tie the call name to the letter of the litter. Naming in the nest allows each pup to become an individual much,...

Buying: part 7: Training

continued from part 6 COMMANDS Commands are kept fairly consistent from year to year, so most of our dogs will have picked up the sense of many words. Examples are: – back – stay behind the “line”, don’t push at gates (puppies do forget tho!) – come – precisely what...

Buying: part 8: other things to remember

continued from part 7 Registration with the ANKC and supply of appropriate transfer are covered in the purchase price. Quarantine for overseas sales are not included in the price. Freight and crates are not included in the price. Puppies have been socialized in our...

Buying: part 9: desexing

continued from part 8 Clumbers are particularly scarce in Australia, but also enjoy limited numbers throughout the world. Consequently breeders are often faced with a limited number of breeding age dogs, so please consider carefully before committing to de-sexing your...

Buying: part 10: What we offer

continued from part 9 Our dogs are permanently identified, not docked, and have not had front dewclaws removed, registered purebred Clumbers, transfer form will be signed and given to the buyer for Australian residents and for overseas residents the transfer will be...

Buying: part 11: Puppy or older?

continued from part 10 There are few Clumbers in Australia so it has fallen on us to introduce new bloodlines which is a costly venture. We also maintain a large kennel, comprising our show and breeding stock but also young hopefuls and golden oldies. May be you would...

Buying: part 12: Your commitment

continued from part 11 We assume you will be taking full responsibility for your new dog and accept the challenge of making suitable arrangements for the Clumber’s health and well being even if you decide you must part with the dog. This concept should be fully...

Buying: part 13: Availability

continued from part 12 We have noted over the years buyers may have to wait 6 months to 2 years, sometimes longer, before having a booking filled by us. This has applied to puppies and adults. And it should be remembered, we give priority to those who have lodged the...

Buying: part 14: freight/transport within Australia by air

continued from part 13 We can give you our current recommended (recommendation comes only through successful previous transactions) freight agents so you can obtain your own freight quotes, we reserve the right not to use your nominated freight agent if we have bad...

Buying: part 15: Purchase price

continued from part 14 PURCHASE PRICE, ETC  In a nutshell, our prices are now online because other breeders seem to think they know what we charge! A puppy 5 to about 14 months old from us is usually AUD$3500- If you choose to buy from elsewhere and the puppy is not...

Buying part 16: who do we sell to?

QUOTE A good breeder will be extremely choosy in accepting prospective puppy buyers. A prospective owner should be equally choosy when selecting a breeder. A prospective owner can begin to evaluate a breeder’s expertise by noting whether she ranks the...
Biscuits (and treats)

Biscuits (and treats)

In Australia we recently lost a great dog biscuit product and some new ones have (fortunately say all of us) came on to the market. I read the ingredients list on one new product and feel it important to remind owners (buyers) just to double check the ingredient list...

Toys, Environmental Enrichment & Exercise

Dogs are sentient beings, they need things to occupy them … Clumbers are MASTER CHEWERS, and not so savvy as to what they swallow, never, never, ever leave your dog unsupervised with a toy or a damaged toy … gut obstructions require veterinary invention...

DOGS FOR SALE

This page is provided with the good intention of me keeping it up to date – it may not be up to date – so please excuse me! All you need to do is contact me to verify ============================================================================= We now have an online...

What is the best age to buy a Clumber Spaniel?

Most people offer Clumbers from eight weeks of age – I think this age is too young, let me tell you why! It has become the norm to offer puppies of all breeds at 8 weeks of age, and that sort of fits in with vaccinations, if the buyer is prepared to do the essential...