Clumber Spaniel

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The Full Clumber Spaniel Description

The Clumber takes his time; he is a calm and friendly companion. Being low to the ground, the Clumber makes good use of his excellent smelling ability on walks, and he retrieves happily from the water. He likes to be with people and loves children.

Did you know?

The Clumber Spaniel is believed to have originated in France.
Clumber Spaniels were first shown in England in 1859.

So you want to own a Clumber Spaniel?

The Clumber Spaniel is a versatile hunting dog.
The Clumber Spaniel is a splendid retriever when trained.

Indicative Breed Standard

 

General Appearance

Well balanced, heavily boned, active with a thoughtful expression, overall appearance denoting strength.

Characteristics

Stoical, great-hearted, highly intelligent with a determined attitude enhancing his natural ability. A silent worker with an excellent nose.

Temperament

Steady, reliable, kind and dignified; more aloof than other Spaniels, showing no tendency towards aggression.

Head and Skull

Square, massive, medium length, broad on top with decided occiput; heavy brows; deep stop. Heavy, square muzzle with well developed flews. No exaggeration in head and skull.

Eyes

Clean, dark amber, slightly sunk, some haw showing but without excess. Full light eyes highly undesirable.

Ears

Large, vine leaf-shaped, well covered with straight hair. Hanging slightly forward, feather not to extend below leather.

Mouth

Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck

Fairly long, thick, powerful.

Forequarters

Shoulders strong, sloping, muscular; legs short, straight, well boned, strong.

Body

Long, heavy, near to ground. Chest deep. Well sprung ribs. Back straight, broad, long. Muscular loin, well let down in flank.

Hindquarters

Very powerful and well developed. Hocks low, stifles well bent and set straight.

Feet

Large, round, well covered with hair.

Tail

Customarily docked. Docked: Set low. Well feathered, Carried level with back. Undocked: Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back. Strong at root, tapering gradually to the tip. Of moderate length.

Gait/Movement

Rolling gait attributable to long body and short legs. Moving straight fore and aft, with effortless drive.

Coat

Abundant, close, silky and straight. Legs and chest well feathered.

Colour

Plain white body preferred, with lemon markings; orange permissible. Slight head markings and freckled muzzle.

Size

Ideal weight: dogs: 36 kgs (80 lbs); bitches: 29.5 kgs (65 lbs).

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