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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 photos.
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. theknowlehole@o2.co.uk
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 - Etheridge Clumber Spaniels.
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 August!
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 arrived yesterday.
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 Inga.
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 Malachai's pages.
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 Clumbermästerskapet . 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 (Parents 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  SU(U)CH SVCH Vrethöjdens Flugsvamp ! 
10 7 08 - a new page added for Cassie, it is lovely to hear about the puppies - even when they are 12!
16 5 08 - Added a full list of PDP1 results for the UK on the Hip Score page.
16 5 08 - Sedgehurst Hawkridge tests clear for PDP1 - therefore ALL the puppies from his 2 litters with Sola are PDP1 Clear (Parents clear).
15 5 08 - Pages updated for Tor, Boris, Kara, 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 and 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 video .
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."  

The survey 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 dogs surveyed.

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, Ammil, Tor, Janner, Ginny, Kara, Trogen, Inga, Lizzie.
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 Prize!
28 6 07 - Photos updated for Kara, Janner, Tor, Tarka, Trogen, Nigel, Boris, Inga and  Siljan !

17 6 07- Spot  got enough points for her Australian Title . Well done Spot and Jan!     

         

 

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 holiday.
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 Health Trust. Anyone requiring this test should contact the AHT via e-mail  or telephone 08700 509144
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, Dart, Ginny, Lizzie, Nigel, Seren .
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 puppy page,.
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 added. 

 

31 8 06 - Poldark had 12 puppies by Melker !!!

 

27 8 06 - All the latest litter now have their own pages - Trogen, Tarka, Inga, Bolly, Bisto, Lizzie, Siljan.

 

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 certificates

 

13 6 06 - New page made for the Pups.

 

12 6 06 - Tor's page updated with photos from the Clumber Spaniel League Victoria Shows the previous weekend

 

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 went RBIS!!!

 

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, Ammil, Janner, 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 Australia.

 

6 1 06 -    New photo on Ammil's, Boris's page

 

31 12 05 -New photo of Janner added.

 

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 for PDH.

 

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, Patch, Herbie, Barley, Kara, 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 website . 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 Spot 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 Field Trial 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 for the Clumber Spaniel Working Test, 3 10 04 - Photos by Eileen Sutherland - new pages added linked from Working page.

 

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 Jan Irving

 

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 Blenheim Palace          24/25July 2004

 

18 6 04 - More photos added to Drift, Cassy, Russ, Cally, 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 !!!

 

 

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