|6/9/15 - Happy to announce a litter
of 9 pups born 24/8/15. Co-owned with Margaret
Hughes. Sire Abbyford Bold Venturer*, Dam, Gry.
There are 5 dogs and 4 bitches.
14 3 11 - Margaret Hughes and myself
are delighted to welcome Gry to the UK. She is the
most beautiful girl and we hope she will compliment our lines . She has
been chosen for her type and health.
|14 1 12 - Today Trogen - was
awarded his KC Working Gundog Certificate - many thanks to Heather Mayes
for training and handling him.
|2 1 12 - Barney's page updated with new
|3 11 11 - Lesley Knowles has a litter
by Xon and her Buffy (Slinkett Antonia)
DOB 20 10 11 and may have a puppy or 2 available.
See Puppy News
. Please contact
her for more details.
|3 9 11 - Delighted to see that Rut's
registration with the KC has been completed. She has 2 ** by her
name to mark her pedigree, any puppies she has will have 1 * by
their name and any of their progeny will not have any asteriks. So
pleased the Kennel Club have accepted and acknowledged her pedigree
with no quibbles.
|17 8 11 - A very successful trip to Sweden for the International
Seminar and shows. Tor was 3rd in the
Obedience Competition, Trogen 4th. At the
Clumber Klubben first official Show the judge was Karin Brostam
Berglund (Don's) , Tor was 1st Veteran Dog,
3rd Best Dog, RCAC, Best Veteran in Show, Xon
- 1st Open dog, 4th Best dog, all in glorious sunshine. The
following day, in pouring rain and mud, the judge was
Margareta Edman ( Clumbrolds) . Tor was again
1st Veteran Dog and then went on to be 2nd Best Dog and 3rd BIS
Veteran, Patch was 1st Open Bitch and 3rd
Best Bitch, Rut was 2nd Open Bitch ( she
wasn't shown the day before ). A very memorable weekend.
|13 8 11 - Rut is now here in the UK !!!
|17 7 11- Margaret Hughes has some Clumber Spaniel puppies for
sale - they are from her Etheridge Aiofe and by Tor
. Photos and more information can be seen on her website -
|17 7 11 - Tor and
Xon enjoyed a flying trip to the World dog Show in
Paris last week. Tor ended up World Winner Veteran Dog and Xon 2nd in
Open Dog, Both were graded Excellent.
|2 4 11 - Delighted to hear from Sweden that
Rut's x-ray results are published - Hips A, Elbows
0 - Excellent news, looking forward to her arrival in the UK in
|27 12 10 - Delighted to announce the
puppies arrived 23 12 10
- 3 bitches and 3 dogs.
|24 10 10 - Puppies anticipated just before Christmas -
Inga x Xon the pups will
have an inbreeding COI of 6.5%.
|6 10 10 - Had to say good bye to
Kara - far too young, she was looking forward to an exciting Winter
working but sadly it was not to be...
|3 7 10 - Delighted to introduce Rut
in co ownership with Kristina Andersson .
|9 5 10 - Today Patch in Sweden
got her 2nd CC - well done Kristina!!
|11 4 10 - The latest puppies all have their own pages -
links from the puppy page.
|19 2 10 - Kara's puppies
|14 1 10 - Puppies due 18th Feb - please see
Puppy page for details. Puppy page
updated with photos and video.
|29 11 09 - A litter of 8
puppies born to Tor and
|12 11 09 - Just heard that X-ray results are in -
Storm - Hips 4 : 4 = 8 Elbows 0.
Ice - Hips 7 : 10 = 17 Elbows 0.
|11 11 09 - Truffles' page updated
|28 9 09 - Puppies are due the last week of
November - more details on the Puppy page.
|13 8 09 -Today I have added the in breeding COI for
each litter I have bred. This represents how
closely related the parents are - the lower the percentage shows that
they are much less in bred and thus have a wider genetic base to keep
the breed healthy. The Swedish Clumber Club breed to a guide of no more
than 6% over 5 generations to keep a rich diversity of breeding stock ie
hopefully a healthier breed in the long term.
|21 5 09 - Storm at his
first show was placed Puppy Group 4 at the Devon County Show.
|7 5 09 - Some beautiful photos of
Mika added to her page .
|18 4 09 - Some wonderful photos of
Boris taken over Easter added to his page.
|11 3 09 - For personal reasons Inga
has returned home to us she is an absolute dear..
|5 2 09 - Everybody having
fun in the snow !
|2 2 09 - Malachai enjoying today's snow !
|27 1 09 - More photos added to Boris and
|25 1 09 - Acrux's page updated with recent video
and photo .
| 25 1 09 - Also Tor,
Janner and Ginny ,
Sesha, Percy, Mika
and Malachai's pages updated with
photos after rather a neglectful time on the website.
|16 11 08 - Today I had a phone call from Kristina to
say she was delighted to report that Patch (
Abbyford Lady Sudeley) had won this years
Well done to both of them.
|23 10 08 - Two months after Kai
left us, his sister Cally joins him at rest.
|18 10 08 - Ice gets her own page.
|5 10 08 - The puppies all have their own page - find
them on the puppy page.
|27 9 08 - Patch today ran in her first
Field trial - here are some photos and the critique of the day. She won a 2nd
prize in the novice class.
|23 9 08 - Sedgehurst Withycombe tests CLEAR for PDP1 -
therefore ALL the puppies from his litter with
Sola are PDP1 Clear
|1 9 08 - It was time to say good bye to
Kai - now free from pain.
|31 8 08 - Video of
the pups added.
|24 8 08 - Today Patch
passed her Water Test in Sweden - that means she can now compete in
Field Trials. which she will do later in the year. Well done Kristina
and Patch !!
|15 8 08 - Fantastic news Aus CH Erinveine Zou sired
by Tor has a hip score of 0 : 0 = 0 and elbows
also clear. A wonderful achievement for Zou's owners Westobri Kennels
and Breeder Jan Irving !!!!!
|22 7 08 - Puppies due at the end of August see
puppy page for details.
|12 7 08 - Today in Sweden, Melker added his Show Ch
title to his crown he is now
|10 7 08 - a new page added for
Cassie, it is lovely to hear about the puppies - even when they are
|16 5 08 - Added a full list of
PDP1 results for the UK on the Hip
|16 5 08 - Sedgehurst Hawkridge tests clear for PDP1 -
therefore ALL the puppies from his 2 litters with
Sola are PDP1 Clear
|15 5 08 - Pages updated for Tor,
Janner and Ginny.
|28 4 08 - Page made for Winnie
- she died late Summer 2007 aged 14 1/2 .
|7 3 08 - Cruft's. Tor, Xon
Ammil went this Year.
Ammil won her class - Field Trial Bitch! The
boys were in a very large class - we were just pleased to show the
Abbyford ( and Erinveine ) flag! Xon was very ably handled by
Judy Kennon-Wray on
her first ever trip to Crufts - thank you SO much ! It was lovely to
meet friends old and new at teh show. A short
|28 2 08 Health
News.Roe Froman a Vet
and Clumber owner from the USA has announced a "new International online health survey
that is now available for Clumber owners worldwide. It is the
Canine Phenome Project, and it is
hosted by the University of Missouri, in the US. It is accessible to any Clumber
owner with a computer. The Phenome Project allows owners to enter all their
dogs, and update their health and longevity info at any time.
It is password protected, so an owner can select from open
information (anyone may view), to only other users, to private settings. This
helps with confidentiality fears. Anyone, including researchers, can access
general information and survey totals (ie, number of dogs with allergies, for
example) but they will not have names or registration information tied to them."
questions are similar to the KC survey done a few years ago and the website
allows owners to register with it, enroll their dogs and fill out a survey for
each dog, that can be updated at any time if necessary. This will be an
excellent resource for all to know what are the main health concerns with the
breed and could encourage future research into health issues within the breed.
The results are displayed instantly - as a percentage of the total number of
Take a look and
please make time to enter your dogs - old and new as the more dogs entered will
give a much better view of the state of the breed in general.
|6 2 08 - Some recent photos of Xon
added to his page, showing how he is getting on!
|4 2 08 - Nigel has fun in
Canada - he loves his hobby of agility.
|25 1 08 - A video added of
Inga when she was 8 weeks old.
|24 1 08 - New photos added for Sola,
|10 1 08 - I have finally added a page telling of our
trip to Sweden in the Summer
|12 12 07 - Ammil is awarded a 4th
place at the WCSS Field Trial
|11 12 07 - Xon's hip score is
through 4 : 4 = 8
|4 10 07 - Xon has arrived in the
UK, many thanks to Jan Irving for letting us have him!!
|19 8 07 - I am pleased to hear of the latest hip scores
- Inga - 8, Trogen - 8 and Tarka - 7. The latter 2, we heard the results
whilst in Sweden with Tor, Tarka and Trogen ,
an eventful holiday where
we went to the Swedish Clumber Club Show - Tor getting 4th with an Honour Prize in the Champion dog class and Tarka 3rd in Junior
bitch. ( Trogen spent the morning at the Vet's so missed the show. ) The
previous night Tor had got 4th in the Obedience and Tarka WON the Cocos
cup in 6.9 seconds ( Retrieving) !! The next week Tor and Trogen were
both graded 1sts at Ronneby Int Show and Tarka the same with an Honour
|28 6 07 - Photos updated for Kara,
Boris, Inga and
17 6 07- Spot got enough points for her Australian Title
. Well done Spot and
|17 5 07 - Good news Melker tests clear for PDP1 - so
all his puppies by Ammil are therefore clear too !!
|13 4 07. We spent a lovely week relaxing in Ireland -
see some photos and video of our
|24 3 07 -
Now a Member of the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder
Scheme.A scheme designed to recognise responsible
breeders. For more details of this check out the
Kennel Club Website.
|9 3 07 - PDP1 testing is now offered by the Animal
Anyone requiring this test should contact the AHT via
e-mail or telephone
|17 1 07 -
Kara's hip score is a total of 9.
|13 12 06 - The annual
WCSS Field Trial was held
at North Molton today . Some photos "snapped " during the day.
|3 12 06 - Tor and
Kara's pages updated.
|2 12 06 - Newbottle 2006
|23 11 06 - New photos added to
Boris's page. A handsome lad!
|19 11 06 - New page added for
Stogumber 2006. Also pages updated for Bolly,
|18 11 06 - Today we said goodbye to
Cassy - just 7 weeks off her 14th birthday. She is at rest in the
Orchard with her Mother and brother.
|17 11 06 - Patch has had her
hips and elbow scored - under the FCI scoring system - Hips B, Elbows UA
( clear) Excellent news!
|8 10 06 - Pages updated with photos for
Trogen, Tarka and
Seren. Also the
|28 9 06 - After a 24 hour flight from Melbourne ,
Tor finally landed this morning at Heathrow at
05:10. We got there to pick him up at 11. He did remember us and
he has spent the rest of the day resting and getting to settle back in.
He is lying at my feet as I write this :-) I am delighted to find
that he hasn't forgotten his training.
|17 9 06 - Patch wins the Novice
Class at the Swedish Clumbermästerskapet ( The Swedish Clumber Spaniel
Club annual Working Test) held yesterday. Chris Page had travelled over
to judge this years event. Well done Patch and Kristina!
10 9 06 - A record of our trip to
Scotland and the Yorkshire Dales
|31 8 06 - Poldark had 12 puppies by Melker !!!
|27 8 06 - All the latest litter now have their own
pages - Trogen, Tarka,
|13 8 06 - The
CLA Game Fair was held at Broadlands this year 28-30th July. The
WCSS did a demonstration each day - see photos and video.
|30 7 06 - Janner , Ginny and Kara both get clear eye
|13 6 06 - New page made for the
|12 6 06 - Tor's page updated with
photos from the Clumber Spaniel League Victoria Shows the
|11 6 06 - Ammil has her pups - photos will follow.
|4 6 06 - Training day at Rackenford, Devon a lovely day
- check out the photos.
|2 6 06 - Today Tor goes RBIS at
the Morning championship show of the
Clumber Spaniel League Victoria
, Judge Michel Glover. At the afternoon show he goes one better - BIS
under judge Ewa Nielsen ( Sweden) his son Erinveine Vide et Crede
|1 5 06 - New photos added of Melker
and Working , Boris
and Nigel . Also new pages added for
Dart, Phoebe and
Jessie - with some photos of when she visited
22 4 06.
|24 4 06 - The results from Canada arrived today - All 5
dogs I had tested have tested clear of PDH ( Sola,
Ginny, and Kara ).
Signy's Nigel has also tested clear. this makes
8 Abbyfords tested - all clear, so far. :-)
|11 4 06 - Melker arrived in the
UK for a short stay - he should be returning to Sweden the end of July.
|26 1 06 - Pleased to announce that Janner and
Ginny's hip score results are in !! 9 & 12 respectively.
|9 1 06 - Cassy's 13th Birthday!
Tor's page updated with some photos from
|6 1 06 - New photo on
Ammil's, Boris's page
|31 12 05 -New photo of Janner
|30 12 05 - Ginny & Janner had
their hips x rayed - results will be posted as soon as I receive them.
|15 12 05 - Jan informs me that Tor and Spot test CLEAR
|14 12 05 - Ammil has her second trial - again manages
to complete both runs ! See photos
of the Trial .
|3 12 05 - The annual visit to
Newbottle Manor. The pups start to go
to their new homes
|30 11 05 - Ammil runs in her first Field Trial - she
manages to finish both runs successfully.
|29 10 05 - the pups turn 5 weeks old tomorrow and time
was found to take their photos. They didn't pose too well, but here they
are anyway. Growing fast. See Nigel,
Boris, Hubert No they don't
have names yet! They can also be found form the Litters page.
|7 10 05 - I am very happy to
announce that in 2006 we are hoping, pet passport allowing,
to welcome a very handsome dog from Sweden, for a short time only. He
has a good hipscore and is from a family of low scoring dogs. More
information can be found on his
We fell in love with Melker on our trip to Sweden in the Summer and we
expect him to be an exciting addition to our bloodlines. Many thanks to
Eva Masthagen for being brave enough to allow us the opportunity to
"borrow" Melker . Please email me
if you want any further information.
|27 9 05 - Photos added of Ammil,
Janner, Ginny and ourselves when we went to Scotland with WCSS members
and dogs for 2 days rabbit shooting.
Then more photos of the WCSS demonstration at the
Midland Game Fair that we
attended also earlier this month.
|25 9 05 - Sola
has 4 dogs, 3 bitches.
|30 8 05 Sola
is due to have pups by Sedgehurst Withycombe 27 9 05. Another fine,
healthy working Sire for her pups.
|28 8 05 Tor
can now be called an Australian Champion - he won his necessary points
quite some time ago !
|30 4 05
arrives in Australia in style - 9 days out of quarantine and wins Baby
Puppy in Group ! She has joined the Erinveine Kennels of Jan Irving.
|10 4 05 - New photos
added to Janner and Ginny's
pages. New page made for Truffles.
|5 4 05 Added the
hip score page. These are all the UK hip scores that I have taken from the
KC records also from previous data given to me from other UK Clumber owners.
They are in date of birth order to start the list - I thought this was best
so that it could be used as an aid for breeding purposes, rather than
alphabetical, though I might change it in the future. From
now on all new
scores will be added to the bottom of the list as received from the KC
quarterly. This is being done purely as my hobby to be available to help
enthusiasts around the world . There are currently 330 results in the list.
|4 4 5 Fixed the Guestbook -
at last !
|12 3 05 - Design of web changed
slightly to allow easier views of the pages.
|1 3 05 - The Wyatt's tell me
Lil - Abbyford Okement, litter sister to Tor and Molly , has a lovely
low hipscore too - 8 !!
|21 2 05 - Imogen tells me that Molly
- Abbyford Teign - Dob 19 4 03 - (Tor's full
litter sister) has a hip score of 12 !! Another lovely low score.
|20 2 05 - Tor
wins a BIS in Australia for Jan Irving.
|3 1 05 - Managed to get some photos
of the pups - not easy as they don't stay still very long. Taken
31 12 04 - they are now 8
weeks old. All happy little characters.
|15 12 04 - The Working Clumber
Spaniel Society held a
at North Molton, Devon. A good field of 15 runners - 13 Clumbers and 2
Sussex ran. We were honoured by the presence of HRH , The Princess
Royal, who watched the latter part of the trial and awarded the prizes
at the end. She has been President of the Society for the past 15 years.
|4 12 04 - New photo gallery added
Clumber Spaniel Working Test, 3
10 04 - Photos by Eileen Sutherland - new pages added linked from
|4/5 11 04 - Tor's parting gift bore
fruit - OOPS puppies ! A selected few of
the photos taken. Ammil has proved to be an excellent mother.
|8 10 04 - After months of discussion
Tor left on his 2 year "holiday" in Australia with
|3 10 04 - Clumber spaniel Club
working Test. Tor and Ammil
did themselves proud by getting 2nd in Puppy Test, 3rd in the Novice
test respectively. Photos on their pages.
|2 10 04 - Clumber Spaniel Club Champ
Show. Kai, Tor,
Sola and Ammil were there
- plenty of ribbons but nothing worth bragging about !
|29 7 04 - New photo gallery added
showing a few shots of the CLA Game Fair at
|18 6 04 - More photos added to
Kai and Sola's pages
|17 6 04 - All pedigrees updated with
hip scores as known.
|14 6 04 -
Tor the dog bred
to work - is placed 3rd,in his class, at his 1st Championship show.
| 7 6 04 - Tor's
hip score now in. A really good low score of 9, to match his
sisters and parents low
scores - all under 10 !!!