Clumber Spaniel

General Facts :

The Clumber Spaniel is a quite massive dog that has a deep and broad chest. The head is also broad and square, wide across the top with a flesh or brownish colored nose. The Clumber’s lips are very well developed and the muzzle is wide, good for retrieving. The dog has dark amber eyes that are slightly deep set and ears that are large, shaped like vine leaves; they hang forward being covered with hair.

The Clumber Spaniel has a thick neck that is heavy and feathered at the throat. The dog’s hair is straight, thick and silky in pure white with lemon/orange markings. The dog’s tail is customarily docked ( although docking is illegal in many European countries ). The coat color is predominantly white with orange or lemon markings. The Clumber is known to be a gentle, quite intelligent and sweet dog that is a pleasant to have around the house. A very affectionate and playful dog, easily trainable in comparison to other hunting breeds.

Origin :

The breed was created in France around the year 1768 by one of the dukes of Noailles. Since then the dog has been used for hunting not only pheasant but also partridge. This breed was one of the earliest recognized breeds by the AKC. Although the Clumber’s history is not very well documented, research shows that the Clumber Spaniel was created by mixing the Basset Hound with the Saint Bernard.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 16 and 20 inches ( approximately 41 to 51 centimeters )
Weight : Between 55 an 85 pounds ( approximately 25 to 39 kilos )

Additional Information :

The Clumber Spaniel is trustworthy with children of the family but they don’t get along very well with strangers. Regarding their health problems, some dogs are prone to juvenile lameness, hip dysplasia, entropion and dry eyes. These dogs tend to drool , snore and wheeze and are known to swallow foreign objects. As puppies, they dogs have the tendency to be submissive urinators.

The Clumber Spaniel’s coat should be groomed on a regular basis with a comb or a brush. The dog’s eyes and ears need to be cleaned and inspected regularly. They will do just fine in an apartment if exercised sufficiently but they are very inactive indoors so a small yard is recommended. Their life expectancy is around 11 years.

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