Clumber Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel

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Clumber Spaniel
Can/Am Ch. Mason's Song of the South, aka "Dixie"
Photo courtesy of Mason Kennels

Breed Registries:

Note: The breed registries indicated above are the most recognized all-breed registries. The breed may also be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.

* — The FCI is the World Canine Organization, which includes 84 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 339 breeds, with each being the "property" of a specific country. The "owner" countries of the breeds write the standards of these breeds in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.


Great Britain


Males: 18 to 20 inches at the withers — Females: 17 to 19 inches at the withers


Males: 70 to 85 lbs (31-38.6 kg) — Females: 55 to 70 lbs (25-31 kg)

Clumber Spaniel Puppy

Can/Am Ch. Mason's Song of the South, aka "Dixie"
Photo courtesy of Mason Kennels

Breed Profile:

The Clumber Spaniel is thought to have come from a blending of the Basset Hound with an early European spaniel, the now extinct Alpine Spaniel. The name comes from Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. Although not the fastest of the Spaniels, the Clumber is a sturdy dog with excellent trailing, flushing and retrieving abilities, and was valued for his ability to work in dense undergrowth and as a game finder.

The Clumber is a loyal and affectionate dog. His thoughtful and kind expression give him an appearance of dignity but he is also enthusiastic about work and play. He can be reserved but never hostile or timid. The Clumber is a strong, muscular and powerful dog who may appear heavy and slow; however, he is neither slow in movement or thought. Overall, the Clumber is a faithful companion, kind, loving, always eager to please, loves children and generally gets along well with other dogs.

He has a medium-length coat that is straight, silky and dense with well feathered legs and chest. He is predominantly white with lemon or orange markings. He may have markings around one eye, both eyes or a completely white face and freckles on the muzzle, forelegs and ears are also common.

Health Issues

The Clumber Spaniel breed, like all breeds, have some health problems, including:

If you are considering the adoption of a Clumber Spaniel puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)

Recommended Health Screening:

For the Clumber Spaniel, the CHIC* database includes health screenings for:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Examination by a board Ophthalmologist
  • Pyruvate DehydroGenase Phosphatase 1 (PDP1)
* CHIC - The Canine Health Information Center - "is a database of consolidated health screening results from multiple sources. Co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation, CHIC works with parent clubs to identify health screening protocols appropriate for individual breeds. Dogs tested in accordance with the parent club established requirements, that have their results registered and made available in the public domain are issued CHIC numbers." To learn more, visit:

Additional Health Resources:

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Breed Standards

Grooming Information

  • Grooming — This section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website includes tips, articles and information covering all aspects of dog grooming along with a listing of Groomers from across Canada.

Training Resources

  • Training — For training information, see this growing section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website for tips, articles, as well as listings of training centres across Canada.

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Additional Information

  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.

Select from the following links to view Breeder listings; Breed Clubs; Rescue Organizations; as well as Books and other Merchandise specific to the breed:

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