The Clumber Spaniel is a gentle, affectionate, and calm breed. They are a very laid back breed and get along well with other pets in the house when they are raised around them. Clumber Spaniels are trustworthy with children and are not very active once they mature. They are eager to please and easily trainable, but do not respond well to harsh discipline tactics. The Clumber Spaniel would make a great family or companion animal!
Top 10 Facts:
1. It is said that once long ago, a Frenchman smuggled his whole kennel of hunting dogs to England.
2. These dogs were then taken in by the Duke of Newcastle, who named them after his country estate called Clumber Park.
3. make great pets for apartment dwellers.
4. Just make sure that you exercise your Clumber consistently.
5. The Clumber Spaniel is a relatively rare breed.
6. Only 200 puppies a year are registered in the United States.
7. A distinguishing trait of the Clumber is it’s big fluffy coat which is 90% white. When they are first born, they are completely white, but will develop orange and/or lemon flecking as they mature.While these dogs are very healthy for the most part, they can be susceptible to hip dysplasia, disc disease, and eye problems.
8. These gooffy guys are also known to drool a lot and snore loudly.
9. The Clumber Spaniel was the result of crossbreeding the Alpine Spaniel, Basset Hound, and Bernese Mountain Dog. The Clumber Spaniel needs to be regularly groomed and special attention should be given to their ears and feet.
10. The breed was brought to the United States in 1844 by an officer of the British regiment, Lieutenant Venables. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, was a breed enthusiast and promoted the Clumber Spaniel breed.