Clumber Spaniel

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Life expectancy

The Clumber Spaniel has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 18 in
Male Between 18 and 19 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 64 lb
Male Between 64 and 75 lb
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Purchase price

The Clumber Spaniel costs between £600 and £900

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More details about the Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel: Origins and history

Not much is known about these dogs before the mid 19th century. 

Some reports claim that they originated in France when the little-known Spaniel of the Alps crossed with the French Bassets. At the end of the 18th century, when the French Revolution broke out, the Duke of Noailles sent his dogs to England to save them. The friend who received these dogs was the second Duke of Newcastle at Clumber Park, hence the name of the breed. 

However, some authors maintain that this is only a legend and that this dog is instead of English origin. The Duke of Newcastle is indeed already represented on a painting from 1788 with three dogs that look like Clumber Spaniels and who could very well be the ancestors of this dog. They were a popular choice for members of the British Royal Family. Illustrious owners include Prince Albert, Edward VII, and George V. 

They were introduced into Canada and the USA in 1844 and were one of the first ten breeds to be recognised by the American Kennel Club. 

FCI classification of the Clumber Spaniel

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 2 : Flushing Dogs

Training a Clumber Spaniel

This dog is fairly easy to train. He should be educated from an early age, with firmness and gentleness, consistency and respect. This is a dog who quickly understands what is expected of him.

Clumber Spaniel: Purchase price

Between £600 for Non KC Registered dogs, and £900 for KC Registered dogs. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £90 to £140 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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