Clumber Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Clumber Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginEngland flagEngland
Other Names
What other names does the Clumber Spaniel have?
Retired Gentleman's Spaniel
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Clumber Spaniel Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Clumber Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Clumber Spaniel?
$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Clumber Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Clumber Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Clumber Spaniel gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Clumber Spaniel? How many Clumber Spaniel are there in the world?
Frequent: The Clumber Spaniel is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Clumber Spaniel Size

Size
Is a Clumber Spaniel small, medium or large dog?

How big do Clumber Spaniel get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Clumber Spaniel weigh? How much should the Clumber Spaniel breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Clumber Spaniel?
55-85 pounds (25-39 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Clumber Spaniel?
70 pounds (32 kg)
Height
How tall is the Clumber Spaniel? Clumber Spaniel height:
16-20 inches (41-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Clumber Spaniel?
18 inches (46 cm)

Clumber Spaniel Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Clumber Spaniel have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Clumber Spaniel's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Clumber Spaniel and how often?
Average: The Clumber Spaniel requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Clumber Spaniel, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Clumber Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Retired Gentleman's Spaniel?
Clumber Spaniels are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Clumber Spaniel need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Clumber Spaniel every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Clumber Spaniel Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Clumber Spaniel have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
GentleAffectionateDignifiedLoyalCalmHearted
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Clumber Spaniel? Is the Clumber Spaniel breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Clumber Spaniel's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Clumber Spaniel is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Clumber Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Clumber Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Clumber Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Clumber Spaniel sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Clumber Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Clumber Spaniel a good family dog?
High: Clumber Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Retired Gentleman's Spaniel need? Clumber Spaniel social needs:
Clumber Spaniels are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Clumber Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Retired Gentleman's Spaniel bark?
Low: The Clumber Spaniel barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Clumber Spaniel good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Clumber Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Clumber Spaniel dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Clumber Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Clumber Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Retired Gentleman's Spaniel? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Clumber Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Clumber Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Clumber Spaniel has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Clumber Spaniel? How much bite force does a Clumber Spaniel have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Clumber Spaniel bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Clumber Spaniel, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Clumber Spaniel do?
Clumber Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Clumber Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Clumber Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Clumber Spaniel roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Clumber Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Clumber Spaniel have high prey drive?
Clumber Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Clumber Spaniel dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Clumber Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Clumber Spaniel indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Clumber Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Clumber Spaniel be left alone?
Clumber Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Clumber Spaniel Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Clumber Spaniel temperament with other people:
Clumber Spaniels are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Clumber Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Clumber Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Clumber Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Clumber Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Clumber Spaniel temperament with children:
Clumber Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Clumber Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Clumber Spaniel breed live with a cat?
Clumber Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Clumber Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Clumber Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs?
Clumber Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Clumber Spaniel can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Clumber Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Clumber Spaniel breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Clumber Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Clumber Spaniels good office dogs? Do Clumber Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Clumber Spaniels be office dogs?
No
Clumber Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Clumber Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Retired Gentleman's Spaniel temperament with senior people? Are Clumber Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Clumber Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.

Clumber Spaniel Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Clumber Spaniel dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Clumber Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Clumber Spaniel breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Clumber Spaniel breed? Most common health risks of Clumber Spaniel:
Ear InfectionsEye ProblemsHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismIntervertebral Disk Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Clumber Spaniel breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Clumber Spaniel see the vet?
Average
The Clumber Spaniel should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Clumber Spaniel dogs live? How old can a Clumber Spaniel be? What is the age limit of the Clumber Spaniel? How many years can the oldest Clumber Spaniel live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Clumber Spaniel?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Clumber Spaniel: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Clumber Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Clumber Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Clumber Spaniel have? What is the activity level of the Clumber Spaniel?
Clumber Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Clumber Spaniel need? How much exercise do Clumber Spaniel dogs require per day?
Clumber Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Clumber Spaniel breed need?
Clumber Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Clumber Spaniel need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Clumber Spaniel breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Clumber Spaniel? How much food should I feed my Clumber Spaniel?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Clumber Spaniel risk for obesity:
High: The Clumber Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Clumber Spaniel more often.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Clumber Spaniel's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Clumber Spaniel can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog. Dogs can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia in extremely cold weather, so it is important to take precautions to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter months.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Clumber Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Clumber Spaniel drool?
The Clumber Spaniel is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Clumber Spaniel.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Clumber Spaniel As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Clumber Spaniel be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Clumber Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Clumber Spaniel be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Clumber Spaniel be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Clumber Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Clumber Spaniel be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Clumber Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Clumber Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Clumber Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Clumber Spaniel be a boat dog?

Not really

Clumber Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Clumber Spaniel be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Clumber Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Clumber Spaniel dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Clumber Spaniel Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Clumber Spaniel pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Clumber Spaniel breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Clumber Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Clumber Spaniel have in a litter? How many puppies can the Clumber Spaniel breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Clumber Spaniel have? How many puppies can a Clumber Spaniel give birth to?
2-8 puppies

Clumber Spaniel Recognition

AKC Group
Is Clumber Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Clumber Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Clumber Spaniel breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryAustralian National Kennel CouncilCanadian Kennel ClubContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.

Clumber Spaniel Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Clumber Spaniel's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Clumber Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Adaptability: Clumber Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Clumber Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Clumber Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Clumber Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Clumber Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Clumber Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Clumber Spaniels are heavy shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Clumber Spaniel is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Clumber Spaniel breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Mouthiness: Clumber Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Clumber Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Clumber Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Clumber Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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