My first visit to England
in the eighties, a study stay led me already in the Dukeries……
to the University of Nottingham. A lot of new impressions, great
people and a wonderful landscape with many sights.
Of course we visited the Sherwood Forest and the historical manors
including Clumber Park. Yet at that time without having established
any connection to the Clumber Spaniels, .....even less having
an idea that these wonderful dogs - whose origins lie in the Dukeries
- will get part of our family any time – in spite English
gundogs were constant companions at this time already.
with the origin of the Clumber Spaniels in the Dukeries (more
in "breed history"), was
not only interesting and helpful to understand this breed better,
but awake many beautiful memories, too…… ergo the
Dukeries are not only a part of Velvet’s history…..
but also of mine.
few words about the philosophy of the Kennel Dukeries ...
Spaniel hobby breeder - with a penchant for the English working
lines - our focus clearly is on health, character and natural
ago, we felt in love with the nature, intelligence, independently
working and cognitive abilities of these dogs. We learned a lot
about them, ...their training ....and from them before we started
to think about breeding.... and had our first litter.
in our live take our dogs and their offspring, only then follow
the concerns of breeding and the breed.
our dogs live with us - their family - in the house where also
their puppies grow up. Their need for movement they can live out
in the garden, as well as on hikes or training and swimming at
movement and species-appropriate activity which corresponds to
their natural abilities are also basic needs of the dog and serve
the health (mental & physical), so we give our puppies only
to active families who like to work with them, whether dummy work,
the search, agility or ... ...or ...or. The main thing is that
dog and owner enjoy it.
And of course very important: the puppy / dog should live in the
house with the family, as part of it.
**If one understands them .....Clumbers are an
absolute joy, whether in the field, at the sport or in everyday
life for family,” They make you laugh......simply brighten
your day,.....every day!**