Clumber Spaniels in den Dukeries
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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.


The engagement 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.

A few words about the philosophy of the Kennel Dukeries ...

As Clumber Spaniel hobby breeder - with a penchant for the English working lines - our focus clearly is on health, character and natural abilities.

Many years 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.

First priority in our live take our dogs and their offspring, only then follow the concerns of breeding and the breed.

Of course 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 the lake.

Adequate 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 be allowed to live in 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!**


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