Clumber Spaniel

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Clumber Spaniel History

The Clumber Spaniel is a type of spaniel that can be traced back to the 11th century. The Clumber Spaniel was used mainly as a sporting birddog, but it was also used to hunt hares and rabbits. The Clumber Spaniel is a very old type of spaniel. The Kennel Club of the United Kingdom officially recognized the Clumber Spaniel as a distinct and separate breed in 1902. The Kennel Club describes the characteristics of the modern Clumber as “small and rather elegant…the head should be long, oval, and tapering; the eyes medium, dark, and almond shaped, the ear small, high set, and pendant…the shoulders muscular and sloping, the chest deep and broad, the ribs well sprung…the hindquarters should be short and muscular, with clearly developed thigh…the feet should be round, covered with hair, and furnished with strong claws.”

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Clumber Spaniel Physical Characteristics

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-sized, short-coated breed that typically stands between 16 and 20 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 45 and 60 pounds. They have a long, heavy body and broad, flat head. They have a thick, wavy, silky, white coat that has a long feathering on the back and front legs and on the tail. They have long, floppy ears that hang down. The Clumber Spaniel has almond-shaped eyes that are dark in color. They are good-natured, patient, and easy-going.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 19 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 17 – 19 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 70 – 85 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 70 lbs

Clumber Spaniel Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Clumber Spaniel Health Concerns

Entropion, Hip Dysplasia, Ectropion

Clumber Spaniel Temperament and Behaviour

The Clumber Spaniel is a gentle, calm, and friendly family-friendly dog. They are highly intelligent and are known to be very protective of their owners. They enjoy spending time with their family. They are active and fun-loving, but also love to relax. They are bred for hunting, but are content to just be pets.

Clumber Spaniel Activity Requirements

There are two distinct varieties of the Clumber Spaniel, the Continental and English Setter. Both varieties are large, friendly, and sociable. The Continental variety was developed in France and shares a similar appearance to the French Setter. The English Setter was developed in England and has shorter legs and a rounder body. Both varieties are high-energy dogs and require a lot of exercise and playtime. If they don’t receive enough exercise, they can become destructive, anxious, and hyperactive. They love to be with their owners and are excellent companions for an active family.

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Daily Food

2.8 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Clumber Spaniel is part of the Sporting group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Clumber Spaniel is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Clumber Spaniel is part of the Gundog group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Clumber Spaniel is part of the Sporting group.

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