A medium size, white and tan dog with short, floppy ears and a large, pink tongue is sitting in the mud, his front legs and neck covered in muddy water after splashing around in a close by stream. Behind the pooch is a patch of bluebells.

Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniels are the heaviest of all the spaniels, although don’t tell them we said that. They are a very gentle breed in both looks and in temperament and are eager to please. If you are curious about this breed and want to learn more, we’ve gathered lots of information for you with some extra help from the BorrowMyDoggy community.

Natasha says Hamish:

is a gorgeous Clumber Spaniel that loves walking on the beach, being fussed and eating gravy bones!

What is a Clumber Spaniel?

Clumber Spaniels are one of the oldest breeds of the spaniel group. They are believed to of given their name by the Duke of Newcastle, he supposedly brought them over from France to England and began breeding them on his estate, Clumber Park. It is known that the Duke of Newcastle's Clumber Spaniels were known for their hunting skills and quickly became a popular choice of breed for dogs amongst other estates across England. They have now become a popular breed for family pets, show dogs and companion dogs.

How much exercise does a Clumber Spaniel need?

Most spaniels are high energy dogs but not Clumber Spaniels. They are happy to have a 30 minutes of daily exercise but are recommend by the Kennel Club to have up to an hour. It completely depends on the type of walk they are getting, because they are highly intelligent they need to be mentally stimulated. Walks need to be exciting for them with plenty of new space and smells to explore.

A large, wrinkly pale brown and white dog clutches a bunny toy in their mouth

Bess, the Clumber:

loves people and is always happy to meet new people. She loves fusses but enjoys lying on her bed as long as she can keep an eye on you

What about temperament?

Clumber Spaniels are the perfect breed for first-time owners as they are eager to please, they are also intelligent and very gentle making them the perfect dog for people with children and other pets.

They are known to form very strong bonds with their owners and don’t cope well with being left home alone, this can lead to them having separation anxiety which can be difficult to deal with. This makes them the perfect breed for owners that stay home a lot or are able to take your furry friend with you.

Clumbers are big snorers and slobberers, especially when they are excited so do keep this in mind when considering sharing a house with these characters. They are also entertainers and are known to be quite clown like to keep their owners happy!

Two Clumber Spaniels snooze on the stairs near their owner

Doggy members, Ollie and Hugo are:

two lovable and lively spaniels who enjoy good company, home comforts and long walkies.

"We generally take them on one decent walk a day (between 30 - 45 mins). They are very adventurous and love to explore new surroundings. They love to play but are equally happy lazing around the house.”

Are Clumber Spaniels easy to train?

As Clumber Spaniels are such people pleasers, and with the added bonus of being very intelligent they are definitely an easy breed to train. They are commonly used as Pets as Therapy dogs and also trained to be tracking dogs which shows just how intelligent they are!

Two Clumber Spaniels wait patiently lying on the floor of a house

Julie’s spaniels, Duke and Ollie:

love walking, chasing tennis balls, food, people and sleeping. They also sort of love each other and if one has to be taken to the vet or somewhere and the other is left behind, they get upset.

Thanks to the Clumber Spaniels (and owners) from the BorrowMyDoggy community for sharing their wooftastic photos and quotes.

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