After a 6 week lay off from doing mags, I came back to the next issue (this one), thinking, ho,silly me I haven�t chased anyone for articles � bet I have trouble filling the pages. Well, yet again, I haven�t had any problems and have left some great material out! Special thanks to those who think to send me stories and news items � this type of material will easily find its way in between our covers. Go on, take the hint, send material in! On the stories that shoot around the internet, a non-Clumber friend sent me a warning about cocoa mulch. Now, it seems this particular product is meant to be very attractive to dogs and actually toxic. No one seems very sure, but cocoa does contain theobromine which is toxic to dogs, and fresh mulch will smell attractive. So take on board these facts. The label probably won�t have any pet warnings on it � just use your nouse when putting out or leaving things where your dogs can get to them. As I am writing this, having a five minute window, I still have three pages to do � so I can tell you now what won�t get in: the 2010 Crufts photos by Eileen Sutherland the 2010 Australian Clumber show report the 2010 Australian/New Zealand point score � actually on this last, as the system is even more automated and allows owners three months to add their results, I think it fair not to close off the point score until the end of January when the system will lock out �new� results for the score period. Happy Clumbering Jan Jan Irving ps so after much shunting and sliding parts about (reminds me of slide puzzles) I have run the lovely story on JT Flowers, so also missing from this issue are Michigan Specialty winner, the showing tips and the notice of the next health seminar – don�t forget it, details in the September 2010 issue – date is 6-8 August 2011. By the way, Five Cs only has a couple of issues to run – so if you know of any great serials that we may be able to run, let me know, thanks!
MOTHER NATURE Carol Lee Dawson
For millions of years �Mother Nature� has been in charge of the breeding of all animals and indeed all species on this small blue planet. It has only been in the last few hundred years that mankind has tried to take over with varied success and many failures.
major results and photo feature
Lyn Durrington, Australia, says �All of my Clumbers get trimmed & nails done monthly if they are not naturally worn down. Show dogs are trimmed before each show or as needed. 16 Trimming tends to be a bit of a personal issue, the essence being to produce a �neat� dog for the show ring and the user friendly dog for home life. As such a home trim may be a little more brutal in taking a bit more feathering off, or leaving trim lines a bite rougher in finish. But overall, I find I keep the home bodies in a show trim all their life as a show trim tidies and removes soft coat that may tend to matt and also removes the wicks for moisture and mud that can collect in the coat.
TRAINING Quotes and information about training
THE PASTERN JOINT, PASTERN, and FRONT FOOT The pastern joint is the equivalent of our wrist. It is also known as the knee. It lies below the foreleg and above the pastern. It is a complex joint consisting of a number of little bones lying in two rows. The joint is rounded at the front and somewhat hollowed behind leaving room for a small accessory bone sticking out that supports the stopper, which has no obvious equivalent in man.
BREEDING Quotes and information about breeding
CLUB SHOW SWEDEN 2010 Lotta Olsson
Our annual club show was held traditionally the first weekend in August, 6-7th. This year we have chosen to arrange it a little bit south of Stockholm, at the estate of �ster Malma, the Swedish huntsmen associations conference center, very beautiful surroundings and �dog friendly� with bed and waterbowl even for the dogs in the hotel rooms ! Our judge this year was Mrs Carol Page, kennel Micklemess, England. Last time she and her husband Chris visited Sweden was some years ago when Chris judged our clubs Field trail so now they had the opportunity to see even how beautiful our dogs are ! Not just good workers�
John Thomas Flowers, a well known miller of Ramsey, Huntingdon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Flowers, was an eminent figure in the Clumber Spaniel and later in the Gordon Setter world. He was truly a devoted admirer of the Clumber spaniel. For nearly half a century he bred, shot over, and exhibited them with conspicuous success. It was in the year 1900 that Mr Flowers made his first venture with the breed and made the wise acquisition of Beechgrove Podge from the late Mr F Winton-Smith, whose kennel was then predominant in many varieties of gundogs. His first success quickly followed on from this purchase, as Holme Ben was well up in the prize list at Birmingham National Championship show of 1903, to the undisguised delight of this keen enthusiast. The die was now cast, and from that date onwards the �Biggin� kennel (the prefix being granted by the kennel club in 1906) became famous for its utility stock. A keen shooting man, Mr Flowers would never breed from stock unless their working abilities were proved to his satisfaction, and it was from constantly selecting the best working bitch pups to breed from that his excellent results were obtained.