came into this world as the biggest of the litter.
When I went to my vet’s office to pick up the
babies after they were born, Hummer was already stealing the
show. He was
crawling over the bodies of his brothers and sisters,
stepping on heads, and squawking loudly for food.
I had already decided on a race car theme for the
litter as I thought it would be funny to have race car names
for a breed that is known to be built for endurance, not
however, just had to be called Hummer and he
definitely fits his name.
good friends Quinta Avance and Tessy Best came all the way
from Topeka, KS, to baby sit for me for two
weeks as I could not get the time off of work to stay home
with the babies; and with 9 puppies I did not feel
comfortable not having someone with them 24 hours a day.
Quinta really wanted a male puppy and was very
determined to stay
objective about the 3 males before making her pick.
Hummer, however, was the ultimate salesman.
He captured Quinta’s heart from day one.
I think Hummer picked Quinta instead of the other way
and Hummer have practiced stacking on the grooming table
since he was 8 weeks old.
Hummer is very well behaved for a baby clumber and is
very eager to please. Hummer
is a big cuddle bug who loves people and other dogs, loves
to play fetch, and loves his sister Rio who also picked
Quinta and Tess as her home.
especially loves tennis balls and he can already catch them
in mid flight. Hummer has a long career ahead of him not
only in the show ring, but as a therapy dog. He has just the
type of personality needed for therapy work. Hummer also has
a special love for cats, especially Quinta's female cat. He
is sure that she is his cat and should be with him at all
times! And when she is not easily found he will search high
and low for her and woof out to her! Hummer already shows a lot of potential
as a great show
dog. He has a
wonderful temperament, a great big boy head, a beautiful
rolling clumber gait, and massive bone.
His first show, at only 6 months old, Hummer took
Best of Breed over a special. At 8 months, Hummer has
already won a 5 point major and another Best of Breed.
Hummer and Quinta at Clumber
Nationals 2009, St. Louis, MO
Hummer won 2 points and Best of Breed over a special his first show at only 6
months of age in Seward, NE.
Judge: Mr. Arley Hussin
6-28-08: Hummer and his mamma Quinta Avance won
a 5 point major and Best of Breed in Vermillion, South Dakota.
Mr. James Noe
finished his championship with a major win in
Lawrence, KS. Hummer was shown by Quinta
Avance - what a team!
Judge: Miss. Dolores H. Maltz
Hummer also received a puppy Group 3 under world
renowned Clumber breeder/judge Doug Johnson.