Clumber Spaniel is the heaviest of the land spaniels. Often
regarded as the "old man's gundog", the Clumber
capable of vigorous, hard work in the field, particularly in
areas of heavy cover. Energy, enthusiasm, staying power and the
desire to please their master characterises the Clumber Spaniel in the
balanced, strong, and heavily boned, the Clumber Spaniel is
blessed with a thoughtful expression and bagsof personality.
But there are, needless to say, pitfalls in owning this
wonderful breed. The Clumber Spaniel can be very determined and
boisterous, especially as adolescents, and this requires firm,
but gentle handling and rearing.
are a very sociable dog and like company - as with so many
breeds, left on their own, they can be prone to destructive
tendencies (many Clumber Spaniel owners have found their furnishings
"redesigned" by a bored Clumber Spaniel!).
breed does, of course, have its fair share of hereditary
problems, including Entropian, Ectropian and Hip Displasia, as
do many other breeds (indeed many have far worse, life
threatening issues to deal with). All of our Clumber
Spaniel breeding stock have been tested for PDP1 and are
have always found the breed to be good with
Our family grew up with them
and now Hannah and her husband David have the breed.
To the left, you can see
Doris, Maursett Melusine, with her two pups (one
Clumber and one human - the latter being our
Sam, Hannah and David's
son, was accepted as
part of the Maursett Mob from being just a few
hours old and all of our dogs adore him (as well as
his younger brother Ben, older brother Dan and
Our grandchildren all
enjoy their time with them and we have never
experienced any problems as Clumbers are a tolerant
and sociable breed.
On the right, Sh Ch
Maursett Mindsapint enjoys some quality time with
our granddaughter Ione.
some caution does need to be exercised, especially
for those who may be unfamiliar with this
you are going to acquire a Clumber Spaniel, listen
carefully to the breeder about the breed and its
Above all else, the
Clumber Spaniel is a loyal and dedicated member of
the family. A more rewarding relationship would be
difficult to imagine. We could not be without them.
Two babies together - our grandson, Sam, with
The Stig - both the same
age and friends forever!
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