The Clumber Spaniel is a long, low, substantial dog. His heavy brow, deep chest, straight forelegs, powerful hindquarters, massive bone and good feet all give him the power and endurance to move through dense underbrush in pursuit of game. His white coat enables him to be seen by the hunter as he works within gun range. His stature is dignified, his expression pensive, but at the same time he shows great enthusiasm for work and play
Protect your Clumber with regular veterinary check-ups. Guard eye health with a yearly exam by an AVCO-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Preserve orthopedic health with proper nutrition and daily walks. Use care to avoid over-exercise in your young pup, as his joints are still in a developmental stage. Clumbers are generally a healthy breed. But like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease.
Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Clumbers are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Clumber can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.
Clumbers are famous for their sweet, affectionate nature. They’re so affable it can be hard to believe what relentless bruisers they are in the field. Smart and eager-to-please Clumbers respond well to training. Though a bit wary around strangers, Clumbers are friendly dogs who bark only when they have something to say, and so make indifferent watchdogs or guard dogs. They’re great fetchers and patient, sturdy childhood playmates. For those who can handle the shedding and drooling, Clumbers are incomparable best friends.