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,...

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 &...

Checklist – New Puppy/Dog Coming Home

This will never be complete, so do some research and add your own dot points! A very comfortable, safe and secure place for your dog to spend time and sleep when you are out. Access at all times to fresh, clean water for drinking and in the hotter days to cool off...

2018 Erinveine Clumber Calendars

  The magnificent month a page calendar is available direct from the printers, click here, the minimal mark up goes to supporting the erinveine.com website Click here to download the the single page free...

Dogs at stud and semen

We do NOT routinely offer dogs at stud. Nor will a dog be offered under private treaty if we have plans to breed from that dog. We would never consider making available at stud a dog that has not had a successful litter. To avoid the sin of modern dog breeding of...

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...

Erinveine Commitment and Code of Practice

We take our responsibilities to the health and care of the Clumber Spaniel exceptionally seriously and based on sound, proven practices. We were instrumental in our local club adopting a stringent Code of Practice which we recommend any owner or breeder of Clumber...

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...

Hip results

officially recorded HIP ASSESSMENTS of ERINVEINE CLUMBERS! Hip scoring is, however you look at it, far too subjective for a small difference in scores to be of relevance; in fact any score of 18 or under on the BVA scheme could justifiably be called ‘HD free’ as each...

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...

More then just champions

official titles awarded to bred by ERINVEINE CLUMBERS world-wide! presented in year order, the most recent year at the top, and dogs in alpha order as from 1.1.2003, we have adopted a two letter code for the country – to make it as obvious as possible to everyone...

Causes of Death

we present this information in two formats for your convenience this information is dependent on owners advising us of deaths and likely or confirmed causes any deaths over 10 years of age with no significant underlying cause can be considered deaths due to old age 85...

Enquiry Form

Joining or subscribing to this email magazine is not a sales contract, the email magazine is issued spontaneously when there is news or a good story to share … you are free to unsubscribe at anytime (there is a link at the base of each magazine to do so) and I...

Other options for finding your Clumber

Here are some links to club puppy/breeder pages around the world. Not all clubs keep these services up to date. It also pays to watch individual breeder’s webpages. Australia Clumber Spaniel League Victoria offers a membership list but not dogs available listings at...

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...