The Clumbers are Caroline’s first love and passion.
Clumber Spaniels have been part of our family since 1991 after a long wait when we collected Sophie just 5 days after Garfield, Sh Ch Raycroft Socialite, won Best in Show at Crufts in 1991. Although bought as a pet it was was with Sophie that we got the show and ‘learnt the ropes.’
Elliott our first dog was a gentleman and a wonderful dog to live with and show. We knew we had a special boy when he went Reserve Best Puppy in Show at our first show, Hampshire Gundog Society, at just 6 months and 2 days old. He gained his title in Feb 1995 but my proudest moment was winning Best of Breed at Crufts 2000 from the veteran class. A very special day that I will never forget.
One is never enough and Emily joined us in 1994. Emily loved people and certainly liked to be the center of attention. She was consitently placed at shows and even in Veteran classes enjoyed every outing. Emily was Best Veteran in Show at the Clumber Show open show in 2003 where her daughter Georgia went Best in Show.
Emily and Elliott were mated in 1998 to produce our first litter. We were always going to keep one and Georgia was it. Our “sweetpea” was our first homebred champion and everyone’s friend. She was a joy to live with and never stopped trying to please. A special girl that will live in our hearts forever.
Romeo, born December 2004 joined us a puppy. We are grateful to Jenny Langridge for breeding such a happy outgoing dog and allowing him to come to live in Ireland with us. He is a character and very lovable dog. His only fault is his selective deafness!! Now a veteran he is now co-owned with his breeder Jenny and is currently living with her in Wales.
Matthew is our joker! He is great a daft looks, daft actions and is just daft! he is however a showman when he puts his mind to it but only for his mum. Together they are a winning combination. He gained his Irish title with several group places along the way and in 2011, aged 4 attended his first UK show where he took the CC.
The youngest member of the Clumber team is Darci. She joined us in March 2012.