Clumber Spaniel - Breed and Grooming Tips

Clumber Spaniels are large dogs, but not by height—at 17 to 20 inches Clumbers stand as high as many “medium” dogs. Rather, Clumbers are large by weight: A small female might be 55 pounds, and a big male could go 85 pounds. Clumbers are powerful bird dogs of heavy bone, built long and low, with a massive head. They’re primarily white, with sparse lemon or orange markings. Built to plow through thick cover in the field, Clumber movement is nonetheless free and easy.



A Look Back: The Clumber is of such unique type in comparison to the other spaniels that his origin is particularly shrouded in doubt, however, there is much evidence to suggest that the breed may count Basset Hounds, early Alpine Spaniels, and various other breeds among its ancestors.



Right breed for you? Playful and loving, the Clumber Spaniel fits in well with families and other animals and enjoys lots of activities such as tracking, agility and obedience. They enjoy daily walks, but they are not for those who want to run long distances or an active jogging partner. An intelligent and independent thinker, the Clumber responds best to positive training. Harsh training methods are ineffective with this sensitive breed.



Source: American Kennel Club www.akc.org


Grooming

Coat & Grooming: This breed sheds moderately year-round and tend to slobber and drool more than other breeds. Trimming the excess hair on their ears, feet, and between their pads is recommended. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.



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