What are the planned books?

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BOOK – WORKING TITLE Conformation Faults Illustrated check the conformation category

  • conformational faults illustrated 
  • what is soundness
  • intro to type/proportions/function (houses vs warehouses)

BOOK WORKING TITLE The Clumber Spaniel: Visually Assessing Conformation and Understanding Type – check the type category on this blog

  • the Real Clumber, why he should be like he should, breeding the better type of Clumber and avoiding the extremes,Which Type is Best, Why Type Matters, How Type Makes a Good Clumber for the Field (and one would hope the show ring!) – this is about form. conformation, type, and soundness which are crucial for many years of happy and healthy field work and as I said I would hope this would apply to the show ring too, I don’t know that it always does. Temperament and attitude may be also discussed but only briefly as I don’t work my Clumbers as we do not have field conditions that come close to paralleling Clumber Park OR modern UK field trials; but I do have Clumbers that are fit, active, nimble, live to good ages, and live happily in groups. It is not about prepping Clumbers for field work, or even selecting your field working Clumber, BUT it is an explanation why some physiques will be better in the field for particular terrain than others
  • At this stage, the text is stemming from the UK breed standard and going into why a particular conformation is of value

BOOK reprint Farrow UPDATE – actually I understand one or two of the Clumber clubs have something along these lines proposed or in the pipeline, so I will hold off on this – check the Farrow category

BOOK Training the Clumber (It may work well with all dogs too!) check the training category

BOOK Grooming the Clumber for Day to Day Life and the Showring (Not the Glamour Hour) check the grooming category

BOOK Selecting your Puppy – How to see the adult form in the young puppy. check puppy selection category

BOOK Choosing to breed and Selecting the Best Mates for a Good Litter check breeding category

BOOK Making your home Clumber safe! check safe homes category

BOOK How art can help us understand the breed (photos and artworks of the past) check type, art and photos category

BOOK Make your own Clumber Art (and learn even more about Clumbers!) check be a Clumber artist category

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posted on Facebook/website Feb 2013

Visually Assessing Conformation and Understanding Type

  • Which Type is Best, Why Type Matters, How Type Makes a Good Clumber for the Field (and one would hope the show ring!) – this is about form. conformation, type, and soundness which are crucial for many years of happy and healthy field work and as I said I would hope this would apply to the show ring too, I don’t know that it always does. Temperament and attitude may be also discussed but only briefly as I don’t work my Clumbers as we do not have field conditions that come close to paralleling Clumber Park OR modern UK field trials; but I do have Clumbers that are fit, active, nimble, live to good ages, and live happily in groups. It is not about prepping Clumbers for field work, or even selecting your field working Clumber, BUT it is an explanation why some physiques will be better in the field for particular terrain than others
  • Training the Clumber (It may work well with all dogs too!)
  • Grooming the Clumber for Day to Day Life and the Showring (Not the Glamour Hour)
  • Selecting your Puppy – How to see the adult form in the young puppy.
  • Choosing to breed and Selecting the Best Mates for a Good Litter
  • Making your home Clumber safe!
  • How art can help us understand the breed (photos and artworks of the past)
  • Make your own Clumber Art (and learn even more about Clumbers!)
  • a very slim chance of a book on Clumber artworks in general, not sure, I know Ricky Blackman has one ‘in preparation’ (permanent preparation I suspect!), but we have some grand artworks not enjoying ‘the light of day’. So Ricky, skates on! I do have a private online project trickling away in the background on this topic.

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