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Clumberstiff History

The Clumber Spaniel, also known as the English Springer Spaniel (ESS), is a breed of gundog that originated in the East Midlands of England. In 1877, the English Kennel Club (KC) recognized the ESS as its own distinct type of dog. The ESS is descended from spaniel-type dogs that were brought to England by the Normans from continental Europe. These early spaniels were crossed with local hounds to develop a medium-sized working spaniel. The head, ears, and coat of the ESS are traditionally divided into three colours: black, liver, and parti-coloured. The ESS is a descendant of the now-extinct “Cumberland”, which is a yellow or orange coloured variety of ESS. The modern ESS is descended from the “Old English Game”, a heavier, larger version of the ESS that was developed in the 1880s and 1890s. The OSS was recognised by the KC in 1903. The OSS became very popular as a field trial and hunting dog, but at the outbreak of World War I, there was a shortage of purebred OSS, so breeders began crossing them with other types of ESS to create the “Clumber”, or “English Springer Spaniel”. The “Clumber” gained recognition by the KC in 1922, and the modern OSS was born.

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Clumberstiff Physical Characteristics

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-large sized breed that is typically 19 to 23 inches tall at the withers and weighs between 50 and 75 lbs. They have a proportionate, muscular body and are well proportioned overall. They have a slightly arched neck, deep chests, and long, feathered tail. Their coats are short and flat. They have a round head with a straight top line. Their eyes are bright, dark brown in color. Their ears are large and floppy. The breed has a friendly, alert disposition and is popular with police work.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 21 – 23 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 90 – 110 lbs

Female Weight Range: 80 – 100 lbs

Clumberstiff Health

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9-11 yrs

Clumberstiff Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Eye Problems, Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Obesity

Clumberstiff Temperament and Behaviour

The Clumberstiff is a gentle and quiet breed of dog. They are very affectionate and loyal to their owners, but are not overly demanding. They are playful, but not overly high energy. The Clumberstiff is great with children, and is often viewed as having “puppy-like” characteristics even into adulthood.

Clumberstiff Activity Requirements

Clumber Spaniels are friendly, happy-go-lucky dogs that are easy to train. They are perfect companions for adults and children, and they are a great “first” dog for a family. A daily walk or a run is a great way to keep your dog happy and healthy. With their long bodies and short legs, they like to take things at a leisurely pace. However, they can still cover quite a bit of ground, so make sure you’re prepared to keep up. While you won’t need to spend a lot of time exercising your Clumber Spaniel, they should still be included in family activities. They love to play and spend time with people, and they enjoy going on outings.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Clumberstiff is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Clumberstiff is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Clumberstiff is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Clumberstiff is part of the Unclassified group.

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