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 – Juvenile Fiction – 2004 – 233 pages
Page 38 – Halley first distinguished herself simply by being a Clumber spaniel. Dad had read about the rare breed in a duck-hunting magazine. …

2004: Google book search on “Clumber Spaniel” found this (2 Dec 2005)
Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Sandy Henry – Fiction – 2004 – 188 pages
Page 15 – And she couldn’t forget their big Clumber Spaniel, Malcolm. She hadn’t thought about that dog in a long time. He was short and squat, … (one mention only apparently)

2002: Google book search on “Clumber Spaniel” found this (2 Dec 2005), raye’s got a VERY special Clumber!
Canine Courage by Tiffin Shewmake – Pets – 2002 – 200 pages
Page 176 – … stationed on the Pacific island of Biak, was sitting in front of his tent when a lieutenant walked past with Raye’s black Clumber Spaniel on a leash. … (one mention only apparently)

1997: Google book search on “Clumber Spaniel” found this (2 Dec 2005)
The View from King Street: An Essay in Autobiography by Christopher Hurst – 1997 – 464 pages
Page 26 – … and sending his Clumber spaniel, Brutus, after them. His academic forte was coaching in Latin and Greek, and I had my first Latin lesson with him. … (only mention listed)

1990 The Road to Westminster : How to Select and Train a Purebred Dog and Prepare It for the Show Ring (ISBN:1558701699) Freeman, Robert B.; Freeman, Toni C.  Betterway Publications, Inc., White Hall, VA, USA, 1990. Soft Cover. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. 176 pages including index. Authors have more than twenty years experience owning, breeding, and showing purebred dogs. They specialize in Clumber Spaniels and nine of their dogs are or have been champions. They explain all the things that have made them successful, not only as breeders and handlers but as loving ‘bonded’ owners of happy, contented dogs. I understand (see this is one Clumber theme book not in my collection, yet – has since arrived) it contains many b&w photos of the Clumbers.

1956: The Clumber Pup by Eleanor Farjeon juvenile appears only to have been published in Farjeon anthologies

1953: That’s a good dog Ghent,Brian & Gillibrand  London,Seeley,Service & Co.Ltd. Hardcover. Dust Jacket 1st.edition.1st.impression easy read, contains a couple of lovely scrapboard illustrations by Ghent from photos of his dogs – Book covers other breeds too.

1936: Jock The King’s Pony.  by Johns, Rowland.  Book Description: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc., (1936)., 1936. First Edition. Hardcover 8vo dustjacket 60 pages Illustrated by Paul Brown The late King George V’s favorite shooting pony, Jock tells of his friends in Sandringham which include Charlotte the parrot, Snip the Cairn terrier, the Master’s other hunting dogs, Scion the Clumber Spaniel and Bob the Labrador. Some lovely paragraphs on the Clumbers!

1931: Gun-dogs by Patrick R. Chalmers  scarce & pricey1st edn 12 superb large colour plates by R.W. Binks of Gundogs, (Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Flat Coat Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, English Setter, Irish Setter, Gordon Setter and Pointer), large 4to. NO I don’t have a copy, photocopy the Clumber print for me when you buy it!

1930: All Spaniels Their Breeding, Rearing and Training  by Lloyd, Freeman  Editor Field and Stream, New York, Very small breed section but what a lovely pair of Clumbers in the wee tiny b&w photo, I reckon I could live with the stacked one, and the one seated is magnificent. Also the frontispiece is a rather badly coloured & re-formatted litho from the Abraham Cooper Scrub A Shooting Pony (Hoare Collection)

1920: The Story of Jack- A Tale of the North and Other Fascinating Dog Stories by Lytle, J. Horace  The Pettibone-McLean Company, Dayton, Ohio, 1920. Burgundy Cloth/gilt Hardbound. Illustrated with Engravings (illustrator). First American Edition. 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall. 164pp.engravings for each story. Ho ho, what a secret this one has managed to become – there’s the story of Bruce the Clumber & golfing! See the story here

1918: The Little Red Balloon by Caroline Hofman with pictures by Rachael Robinson Elmar … there is definitely a Clumber in the family although referred to as a white curly dog. Juvenile fiction

1907: Google book search on “Clumber Spaniel” found this (2 Dec 2005)
What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes ; a Book of Suggestions for Children’s… by Dorothy Canfield Fisher – 1907 – 838 pages Page 399 – no other information here – let me know if you find what it says!

1895 The Carbonels Yonge, Charlotte M, and W. S Stacey New York: T. Whittaker, 1895. Don the Clumber gets one mention when out walking with family and watnign to get some of cake