Thank you for your interest in our Clumbers. We live about 70 miles from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. When we moved from Kansas to Wyoming in 2012, we brought our 2 Clumber Spaniels with us. Duetsche, our male, is from some great show lines in Europe. Duetsche is a robust healthy boy that you can find either laying on Jim's feet or at a sporting event. Izzy which is retired now. Izzie’s mother was being shown when we met the handler. We traveled to meet Izzie's owners and parents. We feel in love with Izzie and thought her father was so beautiful with the sweetest personality. Izzie had unbelievable nose for the field work. It was fun watching her flushing up pheasants or grouse.
Jim was the principal at Powell High School in Powell, WY. and retired summer of 2019. I'm a retired from Special Ed. teacher and an activist for families with Special Need family members.
I thoroughly enjoy training our dogs obedience and taking training classes to improve training skills. Once a year, I might have a litter of pups. Clumber puppies are the best therapy for the elderly to hold and introducing toddlers or young children to a puppy. Yes, I use the puppies part of my program.
Jim and I found the Clumber Spaniel breed about 20 years ago. He had looked for a hunting companion for his Labs for years, but could not find a breed that hunted and worked as close as our labs. Not only did he find a good hunting companion( male clumber), but found a great pal. Clumber Spaniels are always ready for an adventure whether it's hunting, hiking, walks or going to an outside sporting event. Clumbers are also great couch potatoes. On Sunday afternoons, you can find Jim and Duestche curled up on the floor, sharing a pillow, watching the Kansas City Chiefs play football. The girls and I are not into football, so we prefer to go for walks in the country or work on a certain skills.
Jim enjoys working with the dogs in the field. Watching them work an area is so amazing. Majority of our clumbers have shown having a great nose for the field. We tried showing in confirmation. There is too much gossip among the women breeders. We are not into the drama. We have heard the wildest stories. People keep contacting us giving us names of a woman here in the states telling wild stories about our dogs. This started when I was showing. It seems each country has their gossip rings. We just don’t care for it. The drama in showing produces so much negative energies that we do not want on our family or friends. We choose to do what we love and work with our dogs, have complete health tests and work with people that only want a pet that is workable for their family. We have very few puppies each year due to traveling so much. We have a dog care lady that doesn’t mind watching tv with the dogs and taking them for walks so they don’t miss us so much. We generally, take a couple of dogs with us which is comforting for us.
We are not wanting to buy anymore outcross pups, we just like working with our own dogs. We will be working with them for a few more years before retiring to help families have a therapy or hunting dogs or just a loving pet. We want to start traveling abroad. We travel a great deal here in the states which makes it hard to make it home in time to breed the girls, which is okay with us. They are our pets first.
We are very protective of our dogs and do not want them living in kennels or cages. Kennel dogs do not develop social skills and appropriate house behavior. We have seen so many breeders over the years never letting their dogs be part of their family and have issues when being adopted. This is why we start our pups from birth in our home.
The dogs are our children. If anyone would like to visit with our vet or families that have visited us that would not be a problem to give you information for reference. We also enjoy people coming to our home and visit our family. We have picked people up from the airport to take them to their motel and then have them come to our home for visits. We thoroughly enjoy meeting families acquiring a new family member. I really don’t like to ship a pup. I prefer for a family member to come and pick up their pup or have meet meet us on the road when we are traveling.
We absolutely do not sell breeders to anyone. We want to make sure our babies are going to attentive loving homes.
Our home in Powell, WYoming
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