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Clumber Spaniel


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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
France, hunter and family pet. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 15 years 
Plain white body with lemon markings preferred; orange permissible; slight head markings and freckled muzzle. 
Abundant, close and silky. Body coat is dense, straight and flat. Feathering on eyes, legs, belly and tail. 
Exercise Needs
Requires a good amount of walking to prevent him from becoming obese. 
Friendly, affectionate, intelligent but sometimes reserved he makes an ideal companion for an active elderly person or a family  
Good with Children
Good with children and other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Coat needs frequent brushing and bi-monthly trimming. 
Average Size - Male (in)
19 - 20 
Average Size - Female (in)
17 - 19 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
70 - 85 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
55 - 70 
Health Issues
Hip dysplasia, back problems, retinal dysplasia and entropion.v
Living Conditions
Country home or a home with a large backyard. 

Breed Description

The Clumber Spaniel is first and foremost a gun dog, they may look heavy and stubby, but are very good hunters. Sometimes known as the "Gentleman's Gun Dog", he is the largest of all spaniels. He does have a tendency to be lazy if left alone, but will always be ready to join a walk or go hunting. Named for the Clumber Estate of the Duke of Newcastle he is believed to have originated with the Duc de Noailles who moved his kennel to England for sanctuary during the French Revolution.

Breed Infobits

Said to have come from the Basset Hound or early Alpine Spaniel blood.

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