Fun Facts About Clumber Spaniel

The origins of the Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel got the name from the estate of the Duke of Newcastle, Clumber Park. Any facts from before the late seventeen-hundreds have been lost to time.

The Clumber Spaniel is thought to have come from France at first, but the thought can not be proven with enough evidence. But, Clumber Park is found in Nottinghamshire, England. The Clumber Spaniel is bred as a hunting dog, scent hound, and birder.

A few fun facts about acquiring the Clumber Spaniel

Make sure, when you go to find a Clumber Spaniel, the breeder you go to is licensed. The breeder should have paperwork to tell you if the Clumber Spaniel puppy you are wanting is okay. Do not go to shelters or unlicensed breeders and expect a purebred Clumber Spaniel.

People say to let the puppy approach you, not the other way around. Good luck at finding the Clumber Spaniel. It is one of the disappearing breeds.

A few fun facts about the dimensions of the Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel can vary in weight, from fifty-five to eighty-five pounds. At the shoulder, the Clumber Spaniel can come up to twenty inches.

The Clumber Spaniel is a medium-large dog, one you should not be trying to carry around in a bag. No worries about the tail being a weapon of mass destruction, it is a rather short tail.

A fun fact about the lifespan of the Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel lives an average lifespan of twelve years. If you are lucky, the Clumber Spaniel may live a little longer, but do not hold your breath.

A few fun facts about living with the Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel has a wide range of personalities. From aloof to quite the social butterfly. It just depends on the individual Clumber Spaniel.

The Clumber Spaniel is quite intelligent and can be very stubborn. Appropriate training and establishing boundaries and socialization are all actions an owner must do. If not careful, the Clumber Spaniel will use the intelligence they have to conducts raids on your fridge.

The Clumber Spaniel can reach counter and tabletops, so be careful what is left out. You will need to invest in childproofing technology so the Clumber Spaniel will not get into cabinets.

The Clumber Spaniel is also known for having a chewing problem. If you see the Clumber Spaniel with something they really should not be chewing on, take it away. Exchange the forbidden item with an actual chew toy. Do not let a child take the chewed item away; to prevent an incident.

The Clumber Spaniel is an excellent pup to have most other pets. Be aware, if you have a pet bird – parakeet and the like – remember the Clumber Spaniel is a bird dog.

Make sure the Clumber Spaniel knows the avian members of the family are not for hunting. Keep them away from being alone with each other as much as possible.

A fun fact about Clumber Spaniel behavior around children

As far as being around children, the Clumber Spaniel is an a-okay dog around them. Young children, as young as toddlers, should not be left alone with the Clumber Spaniel. The Clumber Spaniel should not be around children so young at meals either.

Clumber Spaniels have been known to steal food from the children. Children older enough to understand how to interact with dogs should be taught. Taught not to mess with the Clumber Spaniel’s food. Taught not to pull on ears, paws, and the stubby tail.

Most dogs do not like having such handling. Some individuals barely tolerate such places being touched. The Clumber Spaniel does not tolerate being alone too well, so an excellent pet to have with an energetic older child.

The Clumber Spaniel generally likes to play fetch and will not mind chasing a ball around the yard.

If you acquire the Clumber Spaniel as an older dog from a rescue, be cautious when it comes to introducing the new dog to the household. You do not know how the Clumber Spaniel and the already existing family will react.

A few fun facts about the coat of the Clumber Spaniel

If you live in residence(s) with a cleanliness policy, you may want to pass this breed by. The Clumber Spaniel is a shedding dog, which will require daily brushing.

Bathing as often as possible will help with the shedding. If you live in a warm climate, like the deep South of the US, the Clumber Spaniel will be miserable. The coat is quite thick, lays straight with a natural fringe on the legs and belly.

The Clumber Spaniel is mostly white. Markings are usually found on the head, looking like freckles of orange or yellow. Markings can be found in other places, but are usually orange or yellow colors.

A couple of fun facts about the feeding of the Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel – as a puppy – can eat up to six cups of dry dog food daily. As an adult, the Clumber Spaniel does not need as much food; about two to three cups of dog food. Professionals say it is better to divide the food into two meals.

Some people think leaving the food out for the Clumber Spaniel to eat at their leisure is a better idea. Such an idea may be okay for a single Clumber Spaniel dog. It might not be such a good idea for a puppy or a household with multiple pets.

If there are children in the house, they need to understand not to mess with the Clumber Spaniel eating. Such understanding is for any dog breed, though.

Remember to keep the trash out of reach and childproofing the cabinets and fridge. If feeling peckish, the Clumber Spaniel has been known to scavenge.

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