News Archive

The CSC welcome the following new members.

Mrs Gina Bowers

Maggie Loughran

Mr David & Mrs Hannah Taylor

Maja Bubalo (Croatia)

Deborah Cossins

Mr Royston Walkling

Ruth Francis

John & Jane Smith – Bodden

Jason & Chrissie Salisbury

Mary Hanney

Stephen Posey & Kate Lancaster

Dear Members.
Here is a reminder for our SGM to be held on Saturday July 30th 2022. At
CV37 0SR

Please try to arrive at 1.00 pm to enable us to take note of your name ( as a register for the meeting) and be ready to start the meeting promptly at 1.30pm.
We are also useing Zoom for the SGM, any members wishing to use this option and would like the link to join , please email the Acting secretary and it will be emailed by return.
Please email Eunice at or


Eunice King
Acting secretary.

Congratulations to all


Judge: Mrs I M Charlesworth-Ironside

BEST OF BREED : 6929 DAWSON, RI &Mrs PE, and Miss M Dawson Ian Beskerby Luminescent
Dog CC : 6927 BODEN, Mrs & Mr S L & DK Tweedsmuir Just Cruzin Among Suelynda
Res Dog CC : 6933 PICKERING, Mrs J Wahnahnish Superman of Hajacan (ai) (Imp) Deu
Bitch CC : 6929 DAWSON, RI &Mrs PE, and Miss M Dawson Ian Beskerby Luminescent
Res Bitch CC : 6937 TAYLOR, Mr AJW & TAYLOR, Mrs M Maursett Marnie


Mrs Jacqueline Pickering’s recent resignation was from her position of committee member. Following this resignation the Clumber Spaniel Club committee considered the role of Membership Coordinator, including GDPR and confidentiality, and it was agreed by the committee that this role should remain fulfilled by a committee member.

HEREDITARY CLEAR STATUS The Kennel Club has announced changes to its policy on ‘ h that it is unfortunately necessary to pause ereditary clear’ status , which were due to the become effective from the start of next year The Kennel Club . previously announced that, from January 2023, the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’ status of registered dogs would be limited to two generations, unless lineage is verified by DNA parentage profiling. Unfortunately, technical challenges have meant that we have needed to pause this complex project, which requires extensive testing before it can be implemented, and allow further development work to be carried out. Therefore, The Kennel Club’s current p progenyolicy for assigning ‘hereditary clear’ status to if their parents are known to be clear for the same autosomal recessive condition, either because they have both been DNA tested as clear, or because they are hereditary clear themselves‘ Hereditary clear ’ will rem ain for the foreseeable future. status is given to dogs that are determined to be free of specific genetic material linked to a particular inherited disease. Following on from a and Epidemiology, a Kennel Club study , published in the journal of Canine Genetics decision to restrict hereditary status was made by The Kennel Club Board on the recommendation of the Dog Health Group. This change was put forward to safeguard against the impact that dogs status could have on health issues within a breed. with an incorrect ‘hereditary clear’ Dogs could be mistakenly given a false ‘hereditary clear’ status for several reasons e.g., if there has been a failure of laboratory protocols, pedigree errors or incor rectly recorded parentage. In these instances, it is unlikely that the inaccuracies would be noticed immediately but instead several generations later, and the wellintended mating of two apparently hereditary clear dogs risks producing affected puppies. To mitigate the risks faced by a population following the incorrect assignment of hereditary status, previously announced The Kennel Club that, from January 2023, the assignment of ‘hereditary clear’9

Just to let you know all Mailing has been finished ,If any O/S have not received their emailing please contact me ASAP,
All UK members should have recieved theirs by Friday.




We wish to make you aware that routine eye tests under the BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme are available at The Game Fair between 29th-31st July 2022. The ophthalmologist is Professor Peter Bedford. Appointments will be booked on a first come, first served basis so please secure a slot as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. To book an appointment, please click here.

We would be very grateful if you could kindly share this information with your breed. Our marketing department recently posted about the clinic on our ‘Dog Health news from @TheKennelClubUK’ Facebook page here so you may wish to simply share this post.

Please be aware that PLA (gonioscopy) testing will not be available at this clinic. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Congratulations to Susanne & Paul Whitehouse with Maursett Mallachie at Molvonia, on gaining that all important 3rd C.C. at EoE under Eunice King


Clumberfest takes place just outside Trowbridge, Wiltshire on the 23rd

and 24th July 2022. Camping from July 21st to 25th. Many activities

planned including

a Clumber Rumble,

Fun Show,

Grooming Demonstration

 Working Demonstration, plus the opportunity to meet other Clumber


just chat and chill!

Full details on the Facebook Clumberfest Info page or at

                                           ATTENTION TRAINEE STEWARDS.

The CSC are compiling a list of people wishing to gain experiance in stewarding, if you are interested please contact Mrs Eunice King  Acting secretary who will be happy to take your details. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO Lee Cox with Vanitonia Soloist. On Puppy Group 1 and Reserve Puppy Best in Show. At Windsor Championship show.

At the committee meeting today it was decided that Lunch time food will be pre ordered for Champ Show Pie & Peas, etc. You will be able to order with your entry, menu will be sent with  Schedule or available with online entries.

Bacon or Sausage Butties will be on Sale on Arrival.

We would like to offer members the opportunity to Steward at our shows this will help with your Judging success, if you would like to put your name forward for this send your name to Eunice King (Acting secretary)

Puppy Coordinator is now Acting Secretary Eunice King

Mailing for SGM on July 30th will be sent out soon and Oversea members will have theirs sent by email to make sure they get it in time.

Precis of meetings will be released  as soon as a new web master is appointed.


The Clumber Spaniel Club committee has received on 16/6/22 and 17/6/22 the following resignations with immediate effect:

Mrs Carol Page from the position of Chair

Mrs Lesley Knowles from the position of Secretary

Mrs Jacqueline Pickering from the positions of Committee Member and Membership Coordinator

Mr Anthony Robson from the position of Committee Member

Mrs Fiona Robson from the position of Puppy Coordinator.

On 17/6/22 the following roles were fulfilled by co-option by the committee:

Mr Dave Boden as Acting Chair

Mrs Eunice King as Acting Secretary

Mr John Newsham as Membership Coordinator.

There are two committee vacancies for co-option and the committee welcome interested parties to contact them before the next committee meeting on 2/7/22. Expressions of interest in the role of Puppy Coordinator are also welcomed, particularly from non-breeders.

Special General Meeting – 30th July 2022

The committee of the Clumber Spaniel Club has arranged for a Special General Meeting on the 30th July 2022. @ Bearley village hall Bearley Stratford – upon – Avon CV370SR. Times to be advised,  there will be the option to take part via Zoom, again details to follow. 

John Nettleton

The Clumber Spaniel Club is sorry to hear of the passing of long standing member Mr John Nettleton. The funeral will be held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June in the Chapel at Littlehampton Cemetery, Horsham Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 6LX.

We would like to offer our condolences to all John’s family & friends.

Change of venue – CSC Championship Show 2nd October 2022

The 2022 Championship Show will now be held at Muskham Rural Community Centre, Nelson Lane, North Muskham NG23 6HL.

2022 Calendars Special Offer

Our few remaining calendars are now available at a reduced price of £3.00 + £2.00p&p. 

To grab a bargain before they all go contact 


Does your Clumber love meeting people?

Can your dog cope with a busy environment and being close to other dogs?

Do you love talking “Clumber” to people who are keen to learn more about this lovely breed?

If the answer to these questions is a resounding YES then do come and join our friendly Breed Promotion team as we represent the breed at various events throughout the year. 

More information about Breed promotion can be found here

For more information about Discover Dogs and Breed Promotion please contact:

Lesley  Tel: 07734 308186  Email:

PRA Screening Project

Here is information about a new health initiative being run by the Clumber Spaniel Club which is a screening project into the prevalence of PRA in UK Clumbers. Full details of the project can be seen here – Screening Project into PRA.

Application form here – PRA Test Application


Following the announcement in July 2020 of the closure of the Animal Health Trust, The Kennel Club is delighted to confirm that The Kennel Club Canine Genetics Centre will officially re-open and be located at the University of Cambridge. Here, the centre’s vital research into dog genetics and inherited canine conditions can continue. 

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has funded the centre since its initial launch at the Animal Health Trust in 2009. The new centre will continue to be led by Dr Cathryn Mellersh, and will resume its mission to research genetic mutations and assist in developing breeding tools for some of the most common and debilitating inherited conditions in dogs. The Kennel Club and the canine genetics team will work together to ensure that the centre’s research targets conditions that have the greatest impact on the health of dogs. The Kennel Club’s breed health and conservation plans, a project that gathers all available health information and data about each breed, will play a vital role in guiding the centre’s objectives and areas of research. 

During its time at the Animal Health Trust, The Kennel Club Canine Genetics Centre had a significant impact on the health of numerous breeds. Researchers at the centre developed 25 different DNA tests for canine inherited diseases that affect over 50 breeds. Research into the impact of some of these tests revealed that over a ten year period, thanks to uptake of these tests by responsible breeders, the frequency of disease-causing genetic variants in some breeds reduced by a staggering 90%. Close collaboration with breed clubs and breeders is essential to the success of the centre, as is the collection of over 40,000 DNA samples that has been developed over the last twenty years. These samples, along with valuable scientific and DNA sequence data have now been secured and transferred to the University of Cambridge for further analysis.

Bill King, Chairman of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “The Kennel Club Genetics Centre has made an enormous positive impact on the health of dogs whilst under the auspices of the Animal Health Trust, the closure of which we were saddened and concerned to learn of last year.

“We’re now thrilled that the centre has found a home in such a reputable and prestigious research institute, and we’re very much looking forward to collaborating with the centre once more.”

Dr Cathryn Mellersh, head of The Kennel Club Genetics Centre added: “The last ten years have been incredibly important to dog health and, thanks to the University of Cambridge, especially Professor James Wood, Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge Vet School, for all his assistance in safeguarding our resources and The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, this work can now continue. Our work to support breeders in reducing health problems in dogs is essential and we are eager to continue this important work and are thankful to everyone for their support.”

Professor James Wood said: “We are delighted that the important work by Cathryn and her team, funded by The Kennel Club Charitable Trust can now continue through The Kennel Club’s Canine Genetics Centre at Cambridge Vet School. We look forward to working together for the health and welfare of our much loved dogs.”

Further information regarding The Kennel Club’s extensive work in the field of canine health and research can be found on The Kennel Club website at