Archive for March, 2016

update: Let’s help the Clumber breed survive … let’s do it!

27 April 2017 update: well lack of action and support, the original volunteers soon got committed to other things in their lives, and I never had time, has seen this go into abeyance.
May be breeders and owners aren’t ready for this type of analysis and discovery of the state of health in the breed. Anyway the structure is there, it may inspire another generation.


So, information is being collated elsewhere which only proves WE need to take the opportunity nice and early to establish benchmarks for genetic diversity within the Clumber breed BEFORE we inadvertently lose MORE genetic diversity.—lowest-genetic-diversity.html

Now you have read this link and accepted the Clumber is in a genetic heap on the ground, potentially, I refer to to our immediate option, and point out I am not going to be available to implement this but an happy to stay as a supporter. I raised this topic in November 2015, and we’ve achieved SO little that obviously I am not the one to encourage breeders across the world to co-ordinate themselves, we need someone, or some group, to get this running … time waits for no one!


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Reach and Drive



Reach and drive are a consequence of the conformation of a dog, and this article covers the topic very nicely, so I am including it here for you!


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Dog Shampoos


Dog shampoos: … there are SO many to choose from; interesting article, I would add that I will not use a shampoo on my Clumbers that contains tea-tree oil (it is recorded as causing health issues in this breed) nor any containing ingredients known to be harmful to dogs such as macadamia or caffeine they may be present in tiny amounts but as there is a risk of licking during shampooing the face or other parts with shampoo on then I consider the risk warrants me not using these products. (photo is of GrCh Erinveine Judge at 7 years 7 months)

20 Ingredients You Don’t Want In Your Dog’s Shampoo

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