FCI-Standard No. 109 / 19.05.2009 / GB
Clumber Spaniel


ORIGIN : Great Britain.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 26.03.2009.

UTILIZATION : Flushing dog.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing dogs, Water dogs. Section 2 Flushing dogs. With working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

Well balanced, heavily boned, active with a thoughtful expression, overall appearance denoting strength.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

Stoical, great-hearted, highly intelligent with a determined attitude enhancing his natural ability. A silent worker with an excellent nose. Steady, reliable, kind and dignified; more aloof than other Spaniels, showing no tendency towards aggression.

HEAD

Square, massive, medium length. No exaggeration in head and skull.

CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Broad on top with decided occiput; heavy brows.
Stop : Deep.

FACIAL REGION :
Muzzle : Heavy, square.
Flews : Well developed.
Jaws/Teeth : Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely over-lapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes : Clean, dark amber, slightly sunk, some haw showing but without excess. Full light eyes highly undesirable. Free from entropion.
Ears : Large, vine leaf-shaped, well covered with straight hair. Hanging slightly forward, feather not to extend below leather.

NECK

Fairly long, thick, powerful.

BODY

Long, heavy, near to ground.
Back : Straight, broad, long.
Loin : Muscular.
Chest : Deep; well sprung ribs.
Underline : Well let down in flank.

TAIL

Previously customarily docked.
Docked : Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.
Undocked : Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back. Strong at root, tapering gradually to the tip. Of moderate length

LIMBS

FOREQUARTERS :

Legs short, straight, well boned, strong.
Shoulders : Strong, sloping, muscular.

HINDQUARTERS :

Very powerful and well developed.
Stifles : Well bent and set straight.
Hocks : Low.

FEET :

Large, round, well covered with hair.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

Rolling gait attributable to long body and short legs. Moving straight fore and aft, with effortless drive.

COAT

HAIR : Abundant, close, silky and straight. Legs and chest well feathered.

COLOUR : Plain white body preferred, with lemon markings; orange permissible. Slight head markings and freckled muzzle.

WEIGHT

Ideal weight : dogs 36 kg (80 lbs); bitches 29.5 kg (65 lbs).

FAULTS

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.