Happy 90th Birthday Derek Murton
The Officers, Committee & Members would like to wish our President, Derek Murton, a very happy 90th birthday.
Derek has been in the breed since the 80’s, he has been Chairman and is now the president of the Clumber Spaniel Club.
Have a great lockdown birthday Derek!
The Officers, committee and members of the Clumber Spaniel Club were saddened to hear of the passing of Debbie Armitage after a long illness and we send our condolences to Sue Fenn and Debbie’s family at this sad time. Debbie had been in the breed for a long time and was well known in the showing world.
CSC Championship Show Cancelled.
Following a recent announcement from the KC (see full report here) the Officers and Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Championship Show to be held on 4th October.
We will now run our 2020 Champ show at the National Dog Show on May 7th 2021 at Staffordshire County Showground with our 2021 Championship Show running as scheduled in October 2021
We are hoping to hold our 2020 AGM on 4th October 2020 but this will be subject to Government and KC guidelines and advice. We will keep you updated on this and inform you of any changes as soon as we can.
CSC Announcement on PRA Projects
The Clumber Spaniel Club will not be joining CSH UK in the investigation that they arranged with the AHT into PRA. Since the invitation to collaborate was issued, the CSH UK has announced on social media that funding is now available for the project and that it would be going ahead with immediate effect without waiting to hear from the CSC. The Committee agreed that as the parameters have now changed the best way to give support for the project is to continue to offer free eye tests for Clumbers aged 8 years and above. To this end we wish to affirm that all people who take part in the project are able to claim reimbursement of the £34 eye test fee (BVA fee for dogs aged 8 & over) by sending a copy of the eye test report to Carol Page, Breed Health Coordinator.
The Club will also continue the work already started with the AHT & WCSS on investigating PRA in Clumber Spaniels.
PRA and Clumber Spaniels
Please see full statement about PRA in box on right.
KC response to CSC Letter re: Clumber/Cocker cross
The CSC has received the following response from the KC regarding this issue – KC Reply
CSC Statement Re Clumber/Cocker Cross
The Clumber Spaniel Club is aware of a dog whose DNA profiling has shown that it has a percentage of Cocker Spaniel in it’s makeup. The Club has already raised this matter with the Kennel Club but they were not inclined to pursue it. However as a second screening has verified the first test result the Club is once again corresponding with the Kennel Club with regard to addressing this serious issue.