Height: 17-20 inches
Weight: 55-85 lbs.
Life Span: 10-13 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The clumber is an affectionate, gentle, easygoing dog, reserved but not
nasty around strangers. This dog can be stubborn during training but responds
to kindness and positive reinforcement. The clumber is good with children
and gets along with other animals.
The clumber's coat is dense, straight, flat, and soft, with moderate feathering
on the ears, legs, and abdomen. Coat color is primarily white, with lemon
or orange markings.
The head is massive, the nose large and square. The eyes are dark amber.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The clumber spaniel requires daily brushing and ear cleaning. The hair on
the bottom of the feet and the feathering should be trimmed occasionally.
This dog needs brisk daily walks but is otherwise not athletic--definitely
not the choice for an owner who wants to take her dog jogging.
The clumber's enthusiasm is ignited by the scent of birds, although clumbers
that are bred for show may be less inclined to pursue them.
Clumber spaniels were developed in England and France in the 19th century,
possibly from basset hound and alpine spaniel stock, and were very popular
for flushing and retrieving birds for hunters.
Breed-related health concerns include entropion.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club