Get to know the Clumber Spaniel
All you need to know about the breed
The Clumber Spaniel is more active than their plodding pace lets on. Originally they were hunting mates of English Dukes and today are still adept at picking up a scent and have incredible stamina. Having said that, the Clumber Spaniels laid back nature means they will adapt to your rhythm with no complaints. If you enjoy a gentle active rhythm on a daily basis, preferably in a countryside setting, then the Clumber Spaniel may well be the breed for you. Be warned, they’ll up the tempo if they catch an interesting scent, becoming relentless at following it.
Clumber Spaniels form strong attachments to their human families, often choosing one favourite member to follow around. Once trained, they make enthusiastic playmates for children. Small pets however, not so much due to the breed’s high prey drive. The Clumber Spaniel may be independent but does not cope well with being left alone for long periods. They will take to barking for attention, which is not a habit to encourage, so it won’t work if you’re often away from home.
If orderly and neat are top priorities, living with a Clumber Spaniel may be too challenging. While indoors they are content to lay at your feet, the docile Clumber Spaniel is also a heavy shedder and drools significantly. If you are up for this grooming challenge, the Clumber Spaniel’s gentle affection and loyalty will more than compensate for the excess fur.
2 facts about Clumber Spaniels
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Clumber Spaniel