Clumber Spaniel Dog Breeds
Height at the withers: Males 43 – 51 cm, Females 43 – 51 cm
Average weight: Males 29.5 – 34 kg, Females 25 – 29.5 kg
Clumber Spaniels are the heavier than other spaniels and they boast having a dense and silky coat. They are renowned for their gentle, thoughtful expression and their “Clumber Roll” which means they tend to stand out in a crowd. They have large, square heads with heavy brows and a nice deep stop. Muzzles are square and dogs have nicely developed upper lips.
Their eyes are full of expression and boast being a nice deep amber or darker colour. Clumber Spaniels have large, well-covered vine shaped ears which hang slightly forward and which are slightly feathered. They have a strong jaw with a perfect scissor bite where their upper teeth neatly overlap their lower ones. They boast longish, powerful and quite thick necks and strong, well-muscled sloping shoulders. Front legs are well boned, strong and straight.
Clumbers have a well-muscled, strong long body with a deep chest and well sprung ribs. Their loins are muscular and nicely let down on the flanks. Their hindquarters are well developed and strong with powerful back legs. Their feet are round, well covered and large. Tails are set low and extremely well feathered which dogs carry level to their backs.
When it comes to their coat, the Clumber boasts having a lot of silky, straight hair which lies close to their body. Their legs and chests are both nicely feathered. They come in two colour-types being as follows:
- Lemon & White
- Orange & White
- White & Lemon
- White & Orange
Dogs can have a few markings on their heads and freckles are allowed on their muzzles which adds to their overall appealing looks.
When a Clumber Spaniel moves, they do so effortlessly with a nice straight gait both in their forequarters and their hindquarters.
The Kennel Club frowns on any exaggerations or departures from the breed standard and would judge the faults on how much they affect a dog’s overall health and wellbeing as well as their ability to perform.
Males should have both testicles fully descended into their scrotums and it is worth noting that a dog can be a little lighter or heavier as well as slightly taller or shorter than set out in the Kennel Club breed standard which is given as a guideline only.
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