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The Clumber-Spaniel is a medium to large dog with a well-proportioned and strong build. The gait of the Clumber-Spaniel is characterized by straight movements and rather easy, despite its stature. It is a very particular dog that will arouse curiosity and many desires.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin Britain
Template Average
Head shape Square
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 29 kg to 30 kg From 46 cm to 47 cm
Male From 33 kg to 34 kg From 47 cm to 48 cm
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History of the breed

While the Clumber-Spaniel breed was developed in Britain , it appears that its ancient origins are in France . It was reportedly brought to the British Isles by the Duke of Newcastle. The latter would then have started a breeding on his property, that of Clumber Park , in the county of Nottinghamshire (central-eastern England). It is therefore from this house that the dog takes its name .

The standards of the breed have gradually evolved over the ages, but it is especially in terms of weight that changes have been noted. Indeed, already rather heavy at the origin, the Clumber-Spaniel saw its weight increase significantly around the middle of the last century. The breed was definitively recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) on December 9, 1954.

Clumber-Spaniel Pictures

Photo of ELBE, Clumber-SpanielPhoto by EDEN, Clumber-SpanielPhoto of Kenny, Clumber-SpanielPhoto of Diego, Clumber-Spaniel

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Physical features

His hair: tight, soft, abundant and straight, with fringes on the limbs and chest.
Its color: predominantly white with lemon or orange markings, especially on the head.
His head: square, moderately long, rather broad and massive. The skull is broad in its upper part, the occiput is marked and the superciliary arches heavy. The stop is deep, the muzzle heavy and square, the lips well developed, the jaws strong and perfectly articulated in scissors.
Its ears: large, furnished with straight hairs, in the shape of a vine leaf and hanging slightly forward.
His eyes: dark amber in color with an expression that is both soft and thoughtful.
Its body: powerful, robust, well muscled and inscribed in a rectangle, the length being greater than the height at the withers. The neck is long and thick, the back straight, long and broad, the chest well let down, the ribs well sprung and the flank well let down.
Its tail: low set, of medium length, well covered with fringes, carried at the level of the back, thick at its root and gradually tapering towards its end.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Clumber-Spaniel   is a hunting and companion dog with a balanced temperament. It is mainly used as a game-lifting dog . At work, he is imperturbable, determined and confident , but very discreet . He shows off his extremely fine flair and his remarkable intelligence. the Clumber-Spaniel is also full of dignity and gentleness. He is rather distant towards strangers , but never shows aggression.

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As with any hunting dog, it is essential to teach the Clumber-Spaniel to recall from an early age . His intelligence and his desire to please his master are key elements in his learning, which must be firm , but never brutal.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Clumber-Spaniel   will prefer to live close to nature , in a country house or on the edge of a forest for example, but it can perfectly accommodate an urban living environment if it is sufficiently walked and stimulated on a daily basis.


Ease of gaining weight

Due to its rather heavy physical constitution, the Clumber-Spaniel can suffer from various health problems relating in particular to its bones and joints : incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle (IOCH), hip dysplasia, elbow pain, but also uterine inertia and difficult parturition (which may require a cesarean) in the female. For the rest, the Clumber-Spaniel is a generally resistant dog and protected from the cold and bad weather thanks to its coat.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 2 and 8 puppies

To guard against these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Clumber-Spaniel dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Clumber-Spaniel is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Clumber-Spaniel   is a dog which requires a regular maintenance , in particular at the level of its coat, because it moults almost all the year , with peaks during the seasons of transitions (autumn and spring). Hair loss can then be significant .

It is recommended to brush the dog daily to get rid of dead hair, which can become numerous during the molts.

Price and budget

Purchase price

1000 €
1400 €

The purchase price of a Clumber-Spaniel is between € 1,000 and € 1,400.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Clumber-Spaniel is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Clumber-Spaniel   needs regular activity, with 2 daily outings , but not intensive. Its joints are to be spared avoiding sudden and prolonged efforts.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 8: Retrieving game dogs – Game-raising dogs – Water dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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