Clumber Spaniel

Breed origin: France
Original purpose: Hunt in heavy cover.

AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: males 70 to 85 lbs; females 55 to 70 lbs
Size: Height: males 18 to 20 inches; females 17 to 19 inches
Color: Primarily white with lemon color or orange color markings, frequently with freckles on the legs and/or a spot near the root of the tail.

General characteristics/temperament: The Clumber Spaniel is gentle, calm, loyal and affectionate, but dignified and aloof with strangers. They are slower than other hunting dogs, but have the endurance to work all day and display determination and a strong sense of purpose while at work. They do not make good jogging partners because they're too slow to keep up, but they do enjoy long daily walks. They are intelligent and independent thinkers, and have a desire to please. Their temperament make them good family dogs and they typically get along well with other animals. However, they will shed moderately year-round and tend to slobber and drool more than other breeds. Many Clumber Spaniels will try to sit on their owners laps for their affection.

Good with other dogs? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Good jogging partner? No

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, conformation, hunting, obedience, tracking, therapy

Exercise requirement: Daily walks.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, entropion, ectropion, hypothyroidism.

Recommended books for further reading:

Clumber Spaniel (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Ricky Blackman
Published in 2006
155 pages

Clumber Spaniel (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Wilton Meyer
Published in 1997
93 pages

Clumbers 100
By Jan Irving
Published in 2006
100 pages

Clumber Spaniels
By Jan E. Irving
Published in 1998
224 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Clumber Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Clumber Spaniel Club of America Rescue

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