Retired Gentleman's Spaniel
The clumber spaniel is a long, low dog, rectangular in shape and with massive bone. This build, in combination with a deep chest, heavy brow and powerful hindquarters, enables the dog to move through thick underbrush when hunting. The coat is straight, flat, soft and dense, imparting resistance to weather. The white color helps the hunter locate the dog. The clumber tends to hunt close. It moves easily, tending to roll slightly because of its wide body and short legs. The expression is soft.
Among the most low-keyed and easygoing of sporting breeds, the clumber spaniel is nonetheless a hunter at heart, ever ready for a day in the field. At home it tends to be quiet and may even need to be goaded into exercise. It is one of the few sporting breeds suitable for city life, although it will relish walks and outings. The clumber makes a good pet, especially devoted to one person.
|Height||16-20 inches (41-51 cm)|
|Weight||55-85 pounds (25-39 kg)|
|Good In Apartments||
Clumber Spaniels will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and a small yard will be sufficient. Like cooler weather.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
As puppies, Clumber Spaniels are very active. They will slow down considerably as an adult. The Clumber Spaniel enjoys playing fetch and can get their daily exercise requirements simply by playing for a few minutes. They enjoy walks and swimming.
Moderately Easy Training: The Clumber Spaniel breed needs a gentle hand. They do not respond well to heavy-handed discipline. They will not respond to it. Clumber Spaniel's are easily trained as they have a good memory and like to do things to please their owner.
Moderate Maintenance: The Clumber’s feathered, white coat requires a moderate amount of grooming: If you want him to look pretty, bathe him once a month, and brush or comb his coat for 10 to 15 minutes, up to three times a week, to avoid tangles and remove dead hair. You should also trim his feet, ears, and feathering.
Constant Shedding: Clumbers shed at a moderate to heavy rate year-round, so buy a good vacuum cleaner; regular brushing will also reduce the amount of hair floating around your house. For additional grooming tips, consult the Clumber Spaniel Club of America’s breed information booklet.