are - even we are not hunters - physically and mentally according
to their natural abilities demanded .... and not from time to
time, but regularly. The standard states: "The Clumber
should be firm, fit and capable of a day’s work in the
field." ...... and that is very important to us. For our
puppies, we wish families who have fun on common activities
with the dog .... a home where a Clumber can show its mettle......People
who love these happy, "laughing" dog faces, like us.
a Clumber is more than a decorative accessory on the sofa, and
his favorite pastimes are not just eating and sleeping.
In our breeding,
we pay special attention to health (quality of life and life
expectancy), and the breed-specific characteristics
to routine health tests designed to reduce / prevent diseases
that primarily affect quality of life, we also focus on
life expectancy when selecting matings. Life expectancy is
mostly reduced by diseases that cannot (yet) be detected with
genetic testing (such as cancer and internal diseases). Therefore,
we look very closely at the family background and prefer dogs
whose siblings, ancestors and their descendants often have reached
an above average age for the breed .... or. who are still healthy
and active into old age.
disapprove exaggerated breed characteristics - such as brows
and forehead wrinkles that narrow the view and the eyes, too
heavy ears and excessive weight (fat instead of muscles).
of beauty - As we all know....of course beauty is relative and
lies in the eye of the beholder: Indeed obtaining beauty championships
is not an issue on our agenda, but we also attach importance
to a harmonious, breed-specific appearance.
which has undergone some positive changes in recent years, in
favor of work ability, health and well-being, has not been a
hurdle for our "working type" Clumber until now. However,
I must confess that personally for me ....no dog on the Show
Parquet could embody "beauty". No, I associate this
term more with a totally muddy dog at the "work" .....whose
charisma, gaze and posture - a natural, inner beauty - you just
can find in a dog who is proud to show its abilities ....for
what its heart beats
// Incidentally: Because the silky fur has a kind of self-cleaning
effect, also after muddy adventures a bubble bath is not absolutely
needed - dry, brush out, done! Or why not simply go for a swim
on the way home or rinse off with clear water. The skin, the
coat and last but not least the sensitive nose will be grateful,
if you only use foam baths if really necessary.//
we hope to make a small contribution that this marvellous old
(working) race, which, along with its abilities, has been underestimated
and misunderstood for a long time - and often even today - regains
the respect it deserves.