Clumber Spaniel. UK Dog Breeds
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Origin: United Kingdom and France
History: The Clumber Spaniel was bred in France by the Duc de Noailles, who moved his dogs to the Duke of Newcastle’s kennels at Clumber Park Estate at the beginning of the French Revolution to escape slaughter. This is one of the earliest Spaniel breeds. They can track like a hound and hunt like a Spaniel.It is believed that the Clumber Spaniel ancestry has both Alpine and Basset Hound. The Clumber Spaniel as a breed was a perfect choice for nobility during the 19th century.
Group: Gun Dog, UKC, Sporting Dog, AKC
- A nicely built dog with a rectangular shape-long, low and solidly built.Droopy jowls and eyes.
- Large and handsome head with long, broad ears, a short muzzle and beautiful amber eyes which are large in size.
- The Clumber Spaniel has a large nose which include various shades of rose, cherry, brown or beige.
- Docked tail
- Coat is straight and silky in texture. The Clumber Spaniel yields a neck frill and delightful feathering on both ears.His coat coloring is either white with a lemon tinge, or with orange markings.
Height: 17 to 20 inches
Weight: 55-85 pounds
Temperament: The Clumber Spaniel is a super friendly and outgoing dog that is easy to get along with. He enjoys being around children, friends and family, yet can be prone to shyness around guests. This is a wonderfully playful breed that always looks dignified and regal.
Activity Level:Medium amount of exercise required
Owner/Home Requirements: Active owner that has a rural home.This breed needs to be included in family activities, outings and enjoys being active. They can do well in an apartment, yet need to be exercised daily.
Special Needs: Grooming, positive training, socialization and ear cleaning.They may also have feet problems. Plenty of drooling and snoring. This breed needs plenty of positive training, males are more prone to being out of line or devilish at times.
Health Concerns: Ear problems, epilepsy,allergies, hypothyroidism,intervertebral disc disease, entropion and hip dysplasia.
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