Clumber Spaniel Dog Breed Information

Clumber Spaniel Quick Facts
Clumber Spaniel
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: England
Nickname: Clumber
Weight: 55-85 lbs
Height: 17-20 inches
Color(s): white dog with lemon or orange markings (the fewer the markings on body, the better)

Clumber Spaniel Appearance

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-sized dog with a sorrowful and sleepy expression. It is the largest of the spaniels and among the most sweet and easygoing of the sporting breeds. The Clumber body is rectangular in shape possessing massive bone structure giving the appearance of a great power. The head is massive with a marked stop and heavy brow. The diamond shape eyes are large and set deep. The hanging ears are triangular in shape with rounded tips. The feathered tail is either docked or kept natural.

The Clumber Spaniel coat is soft, flat, dense, straight and weather resistant. The most common colors are white with lemon or orange markings. The weight of the Clumber Spaniel is around 55-85 pounds; and the height is around 17-20 inches.

Clumber Spaniel Temperament

The Clumber Spaniel is gentle, very devoted, easy-going, and loyal. They are very affectionate, well-behaved, and not very active when mature. Clumbers will get along well with other dogs, cats and other pets if they are raised with them. Early socialization and firm training is very important as they can be stubborn sometimes. They are aloof with strangers, and donít bark much, making them not good as watchdogs. Clumber Spaniels drool, wheeze and snore.

Is Clumber Spaniel the Right Dog Breed for You?

Clumber Spaniels will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and a house with a small yard will be sufficient. They need to be taken for a daily long walk on leash. They love to swim and hunt. The Clumber Spaniel is intelligent and independent thinker; he displays determination and a strong sense of purpose while you give him a job to do. Though they may appear heavy and slow, they are enthusiastic about work and play and can do either for hours. They are sensitive to hot weather.

Clumber Spaniel Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Clumber Spaniel is around 10-12 years.

Clumber Spaniel Health problems

There is a number of health problems associated with this breed. The major concerns are intervertebral disk disease. They are also prone to otitis external, cataracts, dry eyes, ectropion, entropion and hip dysplasia. This breed also suffers from impacted anal sacs.

Clumber Spaniel Care and Grooming

The Clumber Spaniel coat needs brushing and combing two to three times a week to prevent matting. Brush with a firm bristle brush and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. The ears and eyes need to be cleaned and inspected regularly. Clumber Spaniels tends to gain weight easily, and should not be overfed. They could get into trouble by chewing and swallowing things that give them intestinal blockage.

Clumber Spaniel Shedding

The Clumber Spaniel is heavy shedders, you'll find hair and fur all over your clothing, upholstery, carpeting, under your furniture, on your countertops, etc, and therefore is not well suited to allergy sufferers.