Clumber Spaniel


Clumber Spaniel Breed Description

Appearance: 17-20 in (43-51 cm) 55-85 lbs (25-38.5 kg) Medium-length coat is silky, straight, and dense. Well-feathered around legs and chest. Primarily white with orange or lemon markings. Freckles are common.

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Slow but steady wins the race. The Clumber Spaniel is a good family dog who has good endurance, but likes to take his time. He spreads out his stamina rather than maintaining a high level of energy. This breed is sweet, affectionate, and mellow and is content to stroll along or lounge with his family. He also loves to swim, and his retriever instincts make him great at playing fetch. Bred to be a working and sporting dog, the Clumber Spaniel is happiest when he is enjoying the great outdoors. He sometimes may require socialization training with strangers because he can be protective but his intelligence and mild manners makes all training easy. He responds especially well to a gentle approach.


There are several theories about the origins of the Clumber Spaniel, but what we know for certain is that this breed was popular amongst 18th Century English nobility. The Clumber Spaniel was imported either from Spain or from France, and became a favourite of princes, kings, and dukes as a game fowl hunter. The breed earned its name from Clumber Park in England, which was an estate owned by the English Duke of Newcastle who was quite fond of this Spaniel. Some early ancestors of the Clumber may have been the Basset Hound and the Alpine Spaniel. The breed was first registered in North America in 1878.

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