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...
Does my dog need a bed?

Does my dog need a bed?

Do you need a bed? Yes. Your dog also needs a bed! He doesn’t seem to like the bed I gave him. But he doesn’t seem to like it and use it, so does my dog need a bed? Yes. But have you thought perhaps your idea of a bed is the right one for your dog if he is...
Don’t just take your dog for a walk …

Don’t just take your dog for a walk …

GO FOR A WALK WITH YOUR DOG I put together an article to remind us to engage with our dogs and the environment when we take our dogs for a walk so the time becomes a walk with your dog rather then a ‘take’. A show, not tell, scenario, so the walk then...

Sandy’s Golf Dog 1920

(from J Horace Lyttle’s THE STORY OF JACK, and other fascinating Dog Stories Publisher The Pettibone-McLean Co, Ohio, 1920) let me know if you want to see this story printed and available

60 years of Fun and Learning

In 2018, Erinveine Clumbers celebrated 60 years with this fabulous breed. Having committed to editing World of Clumbers and starting to trial in Rally O, I did not have time to organize anything special in 2018. the cover photo is of Barbara Irving and daughter Helen...

LITERARY CLUMBERS and CLUMBERS IN STORIES and POEMS ETC

Now this will be a FUN list to build – so often the breed only rates a passing mention and so is ‘lost’ to chance finds later 2004: Google book search on “Clumber Spaniel” found this (2 Dec 2005)The Hippie House by Katherine Holubitsky...

A Clumber is …

A Clumber should never be awkward or cumbersome. A healthy and well constructed Clumber has a turn of speed that will surprise even those who have been involved with the breed for years.We always look for a very well angulated dog, rear and fore, with a clean head,...

Sports for Clumbers

Clumbers are gundogs, they are athletes, they  have inquirying minds and a need to be active a lot of the time, although they do sleep lots too. Organized competitive sports you may like to try include SHOWING Showing involves training YOU and YOUR DOG, best person to...

Grooming

GROOMING COMB or BRUSH at least once each week Trim legs, feet, and the neck under the ear monthly Clean ears fortnightly In all your grooming practices, make allowances for time of year, season of year, environmental conditions, moulting, and your dog’s health!...

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...

Timeline – History & Milestones of Erinveine Clumbers in brief

1958 David Irving bought his first Clumber Spaniel – Harwood Bustle 1959 imported and won on Australian debut Best in Show all breeds championship show (CH) THORNVILLE SWIM 1960 first Erinveine Clumber litter – photo Herald Sun newspaper – with Barbara &...

Treats

We all like treats, and treats are a major and successful part of training, so how to select your treats, safely, for your dog. There have been several fatal and near fatal episodes from using food or treats make in China or from ingredients imported from China (see...

What is a good breeder?

A good breeder stays abreast of new scientific based research and adopts the policies or practices as they become readily available, not to continue to do things and techniques that apparently worked int he past but obviously haven’t. For Clumber breeders this...

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...

We won’t sell you a baby puppy! Why?

Some are a bit stunned to find we won’t sell a puppy under 4.5 months of age. We have been working with this breed for over fifty years and the decision not to run with the mob and sell baby puppies was taken for the sake of the breed, the dog, and the buyer. In a...

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...