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March 13, 2013

Meet the Breed: The Clumber Spaniel

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Overview:

  • Height: 16"- 20”
  • Weight: 55-85 pounds
  • Historical function: Hunting
  • Modern function: Companion, hunting
  • AKC classification: Sporting

Physical Characteristics:

The Clumber Spaniel isn't all that tall, but it gets the prize for being the largest spaniel based on his weight. The Clumber Spaniel is described as having a "melting" face for its drooping long ears, eyes and, yes: excessive drool. This dog has a good-sized head, is low to the ground, large boned, and sturdy. The coat is mostly white with lemon or orange markings.

History of the Breed:

The Clumber Spaniel history isn't documented before the middle of the 19th Century, but stories have persisted about a French nobleman transferring his beloved dogs to England when threatened by the Revolution. In England the breed was further developed as a hunting dog, mostly partridge and pheasant. The Clumber Spaniel became the favored companion of several of the English nobility.

Temperament:

The Clumber Spaniel is a very even tempered, sweet, docile, easy-to-get-along-with dog that is eager to please. This dog may be aloof with strangers, however. Training this breed is easy. Socialize this hunting dog with other household pets early to prevent chasing. Young dogs have a lot of energy but mellow significantly with age.

  • Best suited for: Almost any family. A small yard is sufficient for this mellow breed.
  • Preferred living conditions: This dog prefers cooler weather. Likes to swim.

Care and Health:

  • Grooming requirements: Heavy shedder. Brush and comb often. Eyes and ears need to be inspected regularly.
  • Exercise needs: Daily walk.
  • Life expectancy: 10-12 years.
  • Health concerns: May be prone to eye and hip problems.

Breed Club Links: The Clumber Spaniel Club of America

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Have any stories about a Clumber Spaniel? Please share!

Photo courtesy of Lara604.

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