Plain white body with lemon markings preferred; orange permissible; slight head markings and freckled muzzle.
Clumber Spaniel Breed
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Clumber Spaniel Breed Description
2 to 8
Dogs: 60-85 pounds
Bitches: 55-70 pounds
Dogs: 19-20 inches
Bitches: 17-19 inches
AKC Sporting Dogs
FCI Group VIII.: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
Gentleman's Gun Dog
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 colour 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.
The Clumber Spaniel is described as a gentle, sweet, quite intelligent and pleasant dog. These dogs are very affectionate and playful. Well-behaved, and not very active when mature.
The Clumber Spaniels will get along with other dogs and cats as well as other household animals if they are raised with them. They tend to be a one person dog and can be a bit willful. They are usually trustworthy with children of the family, but they do not make friends easily with strangers. This breed is a gentle person’s dog. These dogs have a good memory and like to please their master, thus training is not usually difficult. When they are puppies, may be submissive urinators.
They can be used as hunting dogs, prefer to hunt for pheasant and partridges, take naturally to retrieving, and are good water dogs.
The coat is abundant, close and silky. Body coat is dense, straight and flat. Feathering on eyes, legs, belly and tail.
Hip dysplasia can occur. To help prevent the chance of hip or elbow dysplasia developing make sure your dog is on a healthy, well proportioned diet, and avoid excessive running and jumping while still a puppy as this can be hard on the developing joints. Also cataracts, dry eyes, and entropion. They may be prone to flea and skin allergies. Clumber Spaniels can be prone to ear infections because their floppy ears trap moisture. The warm, moist environment inside the ear is ideal for bacterial growth. Check ears regularly for signs of infection such as a bad odor, redness, or tenderness.
To minimize the risk of your Clumber Spaniel developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Clumber dog from a reputable breeder.
Clumber Spaniels will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and a small yard will be sufficient. They are more comfortable in cool weather due to their dense coats.
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