Breeding group : Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Sporting Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Hunting, Retrieving, Tracking
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 70-85 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Brown & White, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 10 ÃÂ 12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Clumber Spaniel was developed in 1768 in France by a duke of Noailles. Because of the Revolution, he transferred his dogs to England where the breed was perfected and first shown in the nineteenth century. Several British monarchs, like Prince Albert, King Edward VII and King George V, loved Clumbers. The Basset Hound and the St. Bernard may have contributed to this breed, which is very rare and difficult to find.
The Clumber is principally white with lemon or orange makings. Markings are usually seen around one or two eyes, on the top of the head, on the ears and freckling on the muzzle. Freckling can also be seen on the legs.
The Clumber's coat is dense, straight, weather resistant and soft. The ears are slightly feathered and the legs and belly, moderately. The Clumber also has a good ruff. The dog should be professionally trimmed.
The Clumber spaniel is described as docile, affectionate, intelligent and sweet dog. As puppies, they are very playful, alert, willing to approach people and be held by them. They loves being around with people and also gets along well with other dogs. Aside from being charming, These breeds are known to be determined and self-willing. They can be possessive and pushy if not trained well.
Clumbers are prone to panosteitis, hip dysplasia, flea, skin allergies, cataracts, dry eyes, and entropion. They are known for swallowing random objects. As it tends to gain weight easily, it is important not to over feed them. The Clumber's coat needs to be trimmed, brushed and combed regularly. The ears and the eyes cleaned and checked to prevent infections. This breed is a heavy shedder.
The Clumber Spaniel needs to be trained by a gentle person as it doesn't respond to harsh training. This dog's excellent memory make it easy to train.
As they grow up, Clumbers are extremely active, but as adults, they become less energetic and a few minutes a day of playing is enough for them. It is a good breed for people that like to walk a lot.