This large, bulky spaniel is not as speedy in the field as some of its more streamlined relatives, but it is vigorous and works well, especially in areas of heavy cover. The Clumber has a large, wide head, a pronounced stop, and deep-set eyes. Its attractive, pure-white, silky coat is heavily feathered on the neck and chest. Lemon- or orange-coloured markings are permissible.
History of Clumber Spaniel
The Duke of Newcastle was instrumental in developing this breed in Britain at the family home in Clumber Park.
He may have obtained the ancestral stock from France. Later Prince Albert, as well as his son, who became King Edward VII, both favoured this spaniel, as did King George V.
Despite royal patronage, this spaniel has never been generally popular.
Identification keys of Clumber Spaniel
massive, square skull with heavy brow and deep stop
long ears, shaped like vine leaves
lemon markings on ears preferred
thick, powerful neck
plain, white body preferred
short, well boned legs
exceedingly powerful hindquarters
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