The Stocky Clumber is the heaviest of all the spaniels, with dogs of this breed weighing up to 70 lb (32 kg). Its precise origins are unclear, but it is probably descended from French stock obtained by the Duke of Newcastle over a century ago. The breed was actually named after the Duke’s estate, Clumber Park.
Coat Type/Colour: Smooth; Lemon (or Orange) and White
Height: 16 – 18 Inch (40.5 – 45.5 cm)
Weight: 55 – 70 lb (25 – 31.8 kg)
Nature: Good Sporting Companion; Sturdy
Although not ranking as one of the most common spaniels, the Clumber is still highly valued as a sporting companion. It was developed for its scenting skills, but also proves versatile enough to make a good retriever as well. Clumber Spaniels dog breed may not be as agile as some breeds, but there is not doubting their stamina. This is not a suitable companion in an urban environment, however, preferring more spacious surroundings where it can have plenty of exercise.
The coat of this dog breed is somewhat less profuse than in other spaniels and mud will brush out easily once it has dried. In terms of coloration, Clumber Spaniels are invariably lemon and white or orange and white, with paler markings generally being preferred. Their feet are covered with dense hair, and, especially after exercise in the summer months, you must check for grass seeds that may have become tangled up here. These could otherwise penetrate into the feet and track up the leg, causing a painful injury.