Clumber Pei

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Clumber Pei History

The Clumber Spaniel and the Pekingese are two closely related, ancient toy spaniels of Chinese origin. The ancestors of the Pekingese can be traced back to the 15th century, and the ancestors of the Clumber Spaniel to the 16th century. The Pekingese and the Clumber Spaniel are believed to have descended from the now-extinct “Pear Tree Dog”, which lived in the Beijing area during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Pear Tree Dog was a small, short-legged, long-coated, red-and-white dog. The descendents of the Pear Tree Dog became the early foundation stocks for both of the breeds. The Pekingese is known as the “Red Lantern” or “Tongzhi” in Chinese, and the Clumber Spaniel is known as the “Moonlight” or “Yujing”.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Clumber Pei Physical Characteristics

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-sized pet dog that typically stands between 17 and 21 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs between 45 and 70 lbs. It has a long, slightly curved body and rounded head. Its entire coat is black or liver in color. Its curled tail is docked. Its ears are erect and pendant. Its expression is alert, friendly, and pleasant. The Clumber Spaniel has a light, silky, short, double-coat. Its eyes have a lively, intelligent expression. It has large, soft, muscular feet. The Clumber Spaniel has a friendly, happy, and good-natured disposition.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Fawn, Cream, Red, White, Sable

Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 19 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 70 lbs

Female Weight Range: 50 – 65 lbs

Clumber Pei Health

Description of breed health.


9-11 yrs

Clumber Pei Health Concerns

Skeletal/Joint Conditions, Eye Conditions, Skeletal/Joint Conditions, Skin Conditions, Eye Conditions

Clumber Pei Temperament and Behaviour

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-sized, compact, and sturdy dog. They are known for their gentle, quiet, and extremely sensitive nature. They are confident and outgoing, but can also be a bit shy and nervous. They make good watchdogs, but will not attack or harm a intruder. They are typically very patient and good-natured, which lets them get along with many different animals and people.

Clumber Pei Activity Requirements

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-sized hunting dog that is known for its long, flowing coat. They are intelligent, loyal, and friendly. With a moderately high energy level, the Clumber Spaniel will need about an hour of activity each day. They enjoy playing and chasing, as well as going for long walks. While Clumber Spaniels can be happy in an apartment, they do have a lot of energy and would benefit from having a fenced-in yard. They are best suited to owners who will provide them with lots of exercise and attention.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Clumber Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Clumber Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Clumber Pei is part of the Unclassified group.

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