The Clumber Spaniel is massive, first and foremost a gun dog, they may look heavy and stubby, but are very good hunters. They have broad square head, wide across the top with a brownish or flesh colored nose.
The neck is thick, heavy, and feathered at the throat, and the tail is short-fringed. Dewclaw should be removed. Their shoulders are robust and muscular. Limbs are short, straight and strong-boned. The hair is thick, silky and straight in pure white with lemon or orange markings.
These dogs have a feathered coat and their tails are customarily docked, however docking is illegal in most of the European countries. Coat color is predominantly white, with either lemon or orange markings.
Sometimes they are named as the "Gentleman's Gun Dog", they are the largest of all spaniels. They are friendly, affectionate, intelligent but sometimes reserved. This breed makes 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.
Plain white body with lemon markings preferred; orange permissible; slight head markings and freckled muzzle.
The coat is abundant, close and silky. Body coat is dense, straight and flat. Feathering on eyes, legs, belly and tail.
Some are prone to panosteitis (or juvenile lameness), and hip dysplasia. Also cataracts, dry eyes, and entropion. They tend to drool, wheeze and snore. Do not over feed. They may be prone to flea and skin allergies. This breed may need to be fed a lamb & rice diet.
To minimize the risk of your Clumber Spaniel developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Clumber dog from a reputable breeder.