Clumber Spaniel


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Clumber Spaniel
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: France, England
Group: Sporting, Gun Dog
Height: males 19-20 in., females 17-19 in.
Weight: males 70-85 lbs., females 55-70 lbs.
Life span: 10-13 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes

What is the origin of the Clumber Spaniel?

In the 1800s Clumber Spaniels were prized by French royalty. Clumbers are originally from France, but during the French Revolution, a French nobleman moved the dogs to England at the home of his friend, the Duke of Newcastle. They were developed there and named for the Duke of Newcastle's estate, Clumber Park.

What does the Clumber Spaniel look like?

The Clumber Spaniel is a stocky, muscular dog, height 17-20 inches, weight , females 55-70 lbs., males 70-85 lbs. The massive head is squarish with the nose any  shade of brown. The deep-set eyes are large. Ears are large, set low and hanging forward. The tail is short and fringed, carried level with the back, sometimes docked where this practice continues. Legs are short and straight with large feet. The straight coat is medium length, thick and silky, lying flat. Color is white with some lemon or orange markings. Grooming includes brushing several times weekly and bathing when necessary to keep the coat bright white.

What is the temperament of the Clumber Spaniel?

Clumbers are people-oriented dogs. They are intelligent and learn easily, but require a lot of patience with training. Clumbers are a laid-back breed with a light-hearted attitude. They think they are lap dogs and are very affectionate with the family. They love children and get along well with other pets. Clumbers are house dogs and should live indoors with the family. Their exercise needs are moderate, a daily walk will do.

What is the Clumber Spaniel used for?

Clumbers are used for flushing out birds for hunters. They've adapted so well to family life, Clumbers make great companion dogs.