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Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel
origin:Great Britain
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:12 to 13 years
classification:Gundog
height:48 to 51 cm
weight:29 to 36 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Easyclimate: Coldgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Medium
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History [ edit ]

The Clumber Spaniel was a French breed that was shipped to the duke of Newcastle, England, by one of the dukes of Noailles, because he feared for his dogs´ life due to threat of the French Revolution (1789). But the name by which we identify it came from the Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. It was in fact in Great Britain that this breed was developed and where it acquired the appearance that we known it by today. Therefore, it is generally accepted that the Clumber Spaniel is a English and not French breed.

Although a spaniel, the Clumber as very little resemblance to the all the other spaniels – English, German, Field, etc... In fact, it is believed that they are not related what so ever. The Clumber is thought to have Basset Hounds and St. Bernards has ancestors.

The Clumber is a Gundog that was used in tracking and game retrieving. He was so good at this that his lack of speed was of no great matter for the owners.

Being relatively rare, this breed was actually very appreciated by the English royal family. Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort), King Edward VII and his son, King George V, were amongst the ones that favored him the most. 
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General appearance [ edit ]

With a heavy appearance and droopy eyes, the Clumber Spaniel irradiates sweetness. Being the heaviest of the spaniels (29 to 36 Kg) he is practically the same height (48 to 51 cm). He is a powerful dog, heavily-boned, with endurance, which make him excellent in moving through dense underbrush in pursuit of game.

The Clumber is a white dog with lemon or orange markings. The coat is dense, straight and soft, being a very good protection from the harsh weather.

When we look to a Clumber Spaniel we can see the resemblances to his ancestors. His long body reminds the Basset Hound and the head looks like the St. Bernand´s one. 
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Temperament [ edit ]

The Clumber Spaniel is described as a gentle, easy-going and eager to please dog. He needs a lot of attention and doesn´t react well if left alone. They are the perfect household pets, getting along very well with children and with other pets. They have protective instincts and are wary towards strangers, but never aggressive.

Their scent is very accurate and they love to explore. They are known for being the less barking ones amongst the spaniels.

They aren´t very active indoors, and a daily walk with a few minutes to play “fetch” is enough to keep him exercised.

Intelligent, this dog is very easy to train. They tend to drool, wheeze and snore. 
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Health [ edit ]

The coat should be groomed regularly with a brush and comb. They are heavy shedders, and messy, since they picks up a lot of dirt on the streets with their close to the ground hair and those debris later fall in the house.

They tend to gain weight very easily, so his diet must be supervised and the exercise should never be neglected.

Some are prone to hip dysplasia and also cataracts, allergies and entropion.

They should always have a lot of toys to chew on, since they are known for swallowing foreign objects.    
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15.11
Dogfan22 said:
i like these dogs :)
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