AKC PuppyFinder: Clumber Spaniel Puppies
- Breed Traits
- Personality: Mellow, gentlemanly, amiable; dignified but always amusing
- Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Clumbers enjoy long walks and sniffing around; swimming, fetching, and carrying are favorite pastimes
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 18-20 inches (male), 17-19 inches (female)
- Weight: 70-85 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
- Barking Level: Quiet
- Breed Description
Although he may look serious, the Clumber Spaniel is actually a sweet and playful dog. He's relentless and determined in the field and a loving playmate at home. These are medium-sized, but heavy-boned dogs, eager to please and amiable. Like many sporting dogs, the breed is very trainable despite having a bit of an independent mind. They respond best to positive training. They do shed and they're known to be droolers, but your Clumber Spaniel puppy can also be the family's BFF -- he's a patient friend to kids and an affectionate and amusing companion.
- History & Job
Year Recognized: 1884
Breed History & Job Description: Early Clumber history is, one researcher writes, “lost in a tangled web of folklore and misinformation.” We can pick up a reliable trail in the late 1700s at Nottingham, England. There, the Duke of Newcastle and his gamekeeper perfected a burly spaniel named for the duke’s vast estate, Clumber Park. Since the duke’s day Clumbers have been popular with British royals, including Edward VII and George V. Clumbers were among 10 charter breeds registered by the fledgling AKC in 1878.
Protect your Clumber with regular veterinary check-ups. Guard eye health with a yearly exam by an AVCO-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Preserve orthopedic health with proper nutrition and daily walks. Use care to avoid over-exercise in your young pup, as his joints are still in a developmental stage. Clumbers are generally a healthy breed. But like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease.
Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:
- Hip Evaluation
- Elbow Evaluation
- Ophthalmologic Exam
- PDP1 Test
- Breed Club
- Breed Club Rescue: The Clumber Spaniel Club of America
- Breed Club Rescue Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Carr)
- Breed Club Rescue Link: http://www.clumbers.org/index.php/looking-for-a-clumber/rescue-placement
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