visit to England in the eighties, a study stay led me already
in the Dukeries…… to the University of Nottingham.
A lot of new impressions, great people and a wonderful landscape
with many sights.
Of course we visited the Sherwood Forest and the historical manors
including Clumber Park. Yet at that time without having established
any connection to the Clumber Spaniels, .....even less having
an idea that these wonderful dogs
will get part of our family any time – in spite English
gundogs were constant companions at this time already.
with the origin of the Clumber Spaniels in the Dukeries (more
in "breed history"),
was not only interesting and helpful to understand this breed
better, but awake many beautiful memories, too…… ergo
the Dukeries are not only a part of Velvet’s history…..
but also of mine.