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Clumber Spaniel

General Description

A heavy built low set dog. Muscular in build with a wide chest and short legs. The main colour is white but can have some browns and yellow.

General Health

Generally a healthy breed

Hereditary Illnesses

They have a tendency to suffer from Hip dysplasia and eye problems.

Character and Temperament

A very sturdy companion that loves to be with people and will be gentle with children. Although wary with stranger they are not aggressive. They enjoy training and respond well to gentle discipline. They have very good memories and like to please.

Food

As puppies they grow quickly so a good nutritious diet should eb in place to ensure correct development. They are good eaters as adults.

Exercise

They are very laid back animals that will adapt to the excerise of the household. They do love to be worked in a field and would happily be a beaters dog. Careful exercise while in puppy hood to prevent any damage to growing bones.

Grooming

Once a week should be enough to keep their coat healthy.

Origin

Developed by the French aristocracy in the 18th Century.

Other_info

Uterine inertia can be a complication during whelping.

Stats

Average Dog Size

16 - 20

Average Dog Weight

65 - 80

Average Bitch Size

16 - 20

Average Bitch Weight

65 - 80

Average Litter Size

5

Average Life Expectancy

9 - 15


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