Dogs at stud and semen

We do NOT routinely offer dogs at stud. Nor will a dog be offered under private treaty if we have plans to breed from that dog. We would never consider making available at stud a dog that has not had a successful litter. To avoid the sin of modern dog breeding of...

DOGS FOR SALE

This page is provided with the good intention of me keeping it up to date – it may not be up to date – so please excuse me! All you need to do is contact me to verify – details  below. ============================================================================= We...

Erinveine Commitment and Code of Practice

We take our responsibilities to the health and care of the Clumber Spaniel exceptionally seriously and based on sound, proven practices. We were instrumental in our local club adopting a stringent Code of Practice which we recommend any owner or breeder of Clumber...

We won’t sell you a baby puppy! Why?

Some are a bit stunned to find we won’t sell a puppy under 4.5 months of age. We have been working with this breed for over fifty years and the decision not to run with the mob and sell baby puppies was taken for the sake of the breed, the dog, and the buyer. In a...

Buying: part 15: Purchase price

continued from part 14 PURCHASE PRICE, ETC  In a nutshell, our prices are now online because other breeders seem to think they know what we charge! Puppy 5 months old from us is usually AUD$2200- (for Australian residents that includes GST, for overseas residents the...

Buying: part 14: freight

continued from part 13 We can give you our current recommended (recommendation comes only through successful previous transactions) freight agents so you can obtain your own freight quotes, we reserve the right not to use your nominated freight agent if we have bad...

Buying: part 13: Availability

continued from part 12 We have noted over the years buyers may have to wait 6 months to 2 years, sometimes longer, before having a booking filled by us. This has applied to puppies and adults. And it should be remembered, we give priority to those who have lodged the...

Buying: part 12: Your commitment

continued from part 11 We assume you will be taking full responsibility for your new dog and accept the challenge of making suitable arrangements for the Clumber’s health and well being even if you decide you must part with the dog. This concept should be fully...

Buying: part 11: Puppy or older?

continued from part 10 There are few Clumbers in Australia so it has fallen on us to introduce new bloodlines which is a costly venture. We also maintain a large kennel, comprising our show and breeding stock but also young hopefuls and golden oldies. May be you would...

Buying: part 10: What we offer

continued from part 9 Our dogs are permanently identified, not docked, and have not had front dewclaws removed, registered purebred Clumbers, transfer form will be signed and given to the buyer for Australian residents and for overseas residents the transfer will be...

Buying: part 9: desexing

continued from part 8 Clumbers are particularly scarce in Australia, but also enjoy limited numbers throughout the world. Consequently breeders are often faced with a limited number of breeding age dogs, so please consider carefully before committing to de-sexing your...

Buying: part 8: other things to remember

continued from part 7 Registration with the ANKC and supply of appropriate transfer are covered in the purchase price. Quarantine for overseas sales are not included in the price. Freight and crates are not included in the price. Puppies have been socialized in our...

Buying: part 7: Training

continued from part 6 COMMANDS Commands are kept fairly consistent from year to year, so most of our dogs will have picked up the sense of many words. Examples are: – back – stay behind the “line”, don’t push at gates (puppies do forget tho!) – come – precisely what...

Buying: part 6: The name

All our puppies are named in the nest, before four weeks of age, and often much earlier. As the litters are named alphabetically we will at least try to tie the call name to the letter of the litter. Naming in the nest allows each pup to become an individual much,...

Buying: part 5: diet

continued from part four We NEVER use commercial dog food. Our diets are supplied in detail to our buyers and the rationale is given in The Puppy Book. The commercial diets available at the time we decided to change to “fresh is best” did not yield as good results and...

Hip results

officially recorded HIP ASSESSMENTS of ERINVEINE CLUMBERS! updated 30 January 2017 Hip scoring is, however you look at it, far too subjective for a small difference in scores to be of relevance; in fact any score of 18 or under on the BVA scheme could justifiably be...

Buying: part 4: Breeding Code of Practice

continued from part three yes, we actually have one (more info here), ask other breeders if they do! This is an ancient breed that needs a little care in raising and breeding. We generally do not breed from a bitch more than once in her lifetime (yes, there have been...

Buying: part 3: Health and research

continued from part two As the DNA genome is ‘mapped’ more and more projects are being generated, and where possible Erinveine is proud to have contributed by supply of samples and information. Listed here are a few that we have been involved in. We are doing this to...

Buying: part two: Why buy an Erinveine Clumber

continued from part one – We have had many years experience with this breed and our achievements demonstrate our programmes at work, as do the healthy and happy individuals we have sold over the years to numerous people throughout Australia and in several parts of the...

Buying: part one: introduction

ERINVEINE (pronounced erin-veen) was established in the 1940s as a kennel of Irish Setters by David Irving. He introduced Clumbers in 1958 and we have not been without them since, although the last Irish Setter died in the 1970s. The kennel has also enjoyed the...