Thinking about purchasing an Clumber Spaniel? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Clumber Spaniel breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Clumber Spaniel owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Clumber Spaniel and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Clumber Spaniel Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Clumber Spaniel and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Clumber Spaniel Profile
The Clumber Spaniel is first and foremost a gun dog, they may look heavy and stubby, but are very good hunters. Sometimes known as the "Gentleman's Gun Dog", they are the largest of all spaniels. Clumber Spaniels are simply large dogs with short legs. They are longer than they are tall, have white fur with lemon or orange markings on the ears and freckling on the face. Their paws are large, and their head is massive. Some say a little bit of Saint Bernard is what gave them the large head they have. Tails are usually docked one-third, and their their fur is about medium length. Friendly, affectionate, intelligent but sometimes reserved they make an ideal companion for an active elderly person or a family with children. Clumber Spaniels do have a tendency to be lazy if left alone, but will always be ready to join a walk or go hunting.
Type: Gun Dog
17 - 19 inches; Males: 19 - 20 inches.
white body with lemon markings preferred; orange permissible; slight head markings
and freckled muzzle. The more white the better. Some have small spots
of orange or lemon on the back.
Spaniels are dedicated, responsive, loyal and willing. They love to hunt, retrieve,
and play. They are cheerful, laid-back, and affectionate with friends and family.
They are sometimes reserved with strangers, but still quite playful when they
want to be. Clumber Spaniels are low in activity, but when left alone can become
Clumber Spaniel Care and Training:
The Clumber Spaniel's Coat needs frequent brushing and bi-monthly trimming.
Requires a good amount of walking to prevent them from becoming obese. Cleaning
in between the toes is required, as mud and other outside matter can get stuck
in between them. The Clumber Spaniel learns slower than some other breeds so
patience and repetition is required. Leaving them alone is not a good idea,
as they can become destructive when bored.
Activity: Low - Moderate.
Clumber Spaniels love curling up on the couch, eating and sleeping.
Clumber Spaniel Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, back problems, retinal dysplasia, entropion (turned in eyelids) and ectropion (outward turned eyelids). Other health concerns include allergies, ear problems, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, and intervertebral disc disease.
Life Span: 12 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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