Clumber Spaniel Breed Summary
Intelligent, Friendly, Energetic and Affectionate
These dogs are very unique looking due to their white coats with orange/yellow markings. Additionally, they always have a gentle and lovely look on their face, which means owning one is truly a joy! They were first bred around 200 years ago in France and are a little heavier than other Spaniels, taking a much more docile pace to life!
Although rarer than they used to be, they do very well in a family environment. They love to be involved in everything that goes on and absolutely adore 'hoomans'. Their sweet and kind nature truly make them the perfect companion!
Fun Fact: They have appeared in a lot of famous paintings throughout their history!
|Kennel Club Group||Gundog|
|Lifespan||9 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 43cm - 51cm|
|Weight||Males 29.5kg - 34kg, Females 25kg - 29.5 kg|
|Coat||Coats are Straight and Close Lying and Silky-Looking|
|Colour||Lemon & White, Orange & White, White & Lemon, White & Orange|
|Eye colour||Dark or Amber|
|Common health issues||Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase 1 Deficiency (PDP1), Cataracts, Intervertebral disc disease, Autoimmune hemolytic anaemia, Anal Gland impactions, Colitis, Skin allergies, Dry eye (kerato conjunctivis sicca), Entropion, Ear infections, Umbilical hernias, Uterine inertia, Exercise induced collapse, Meningitis|
Clumber Spaniel's are extremely clever making them very easy to train and in turn, perfect for first-time owners! Additionally, they also get on well with children and other pets in the home. However, as they are slightly bigger than some Spaniels, they will need to be in a house with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, for them to stretch their legs! They form extremely strong bonds with their 'hooman' families and for this reason can't be left by themselves for too long. This is because they are prone to developing separation anxiety which can result in some real destructive behaviours. They, therefore, need someone to be around for most of the day to give them all the attention and love that they need!
The Clumber Spaniels have a very curious beginning and are actually thought to be one of the oldest Spaniel breeds in the world, having been around for over 250 years! They get their name from the Duke of Newcastle, who supposedly bought the dogs over from France during the revolution and then continued to breed them at his Estate, Clumber Park! These guys soon became well known for their hunting skills and quickly became very popular up and down the country in other Estates. They went on to be bred by King George the 5th and many of his dogs went on to become champion winning dogs. However, the onset of WW1 and WW2 saw a huge decline in the number of this breed and it was due to only a few breeders that they managed to survive. Today, they are a popular family pet but because they are a British Heritage Breed, you will most probably be put on a waiting list for a new puppy!