Clumber Spaniels are interesting and intriguing dogs that are sure to inspire smiles and giggles but should never be overlooked. Here are some interesting facts and tidbits about these dogs that all Clumber lovers need to know.
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The Clumber Spaniel is an obedient dog and will take well to their owner's rules. But, do not put anything within his reach that he is going to want, because he will obtain it. These dogs are known for pulling out drawers to climb to counter tops and to move chairs to get on top of the table. They may even be able to open the refrigerator door if they want some lunch. Their intelligence and strength allow them to get what they want.
Lack Of Manners
Although loving and willing to meet new people, you may want to keep your eye on these guys. Their manners are not always the best, but they can do little about these traits. Excessive shedding, year round is a big problem for these dogs and they do require a good brushing several times per week. Even worse would be their continuous drool. Slobbering all over your guests, they are happy to greet them. Even more interesting is the fact that they seem to have excessive gas regardless of what you feed them.
They Are A Spaniel
The Clumber Spaniel is in fact a spaniel even if he does not look like it. These dogs are very unusual for spaniels because they are very long and low to the ground. They are also surprisingly heavy. Believe it or not, even with this interesting body they are still very agile and excellent hunting dogs. This keeps them fit, an important consideration for the dog's health and well being.
It is believed that the Clumber Spaniel has a bit of Basset Hound in his ancestry.
Both France and England claim to be the location of where the Clumber Spaniel was developed. This happened during the French Revolution.
They are excellent bird dogs, perhaps the best of the century.
Perhaps the best of all spaniels to include in the family unit.
They do not like to be indoors, much. While indoors, they are nothing more than a couch potato. Be sure to provide them proper outdoor stimulation including hiking, long walks and lots of ball playing least they become overweight.
Unfortunately, one of the saddest facts about the Clumber Spaniel is that these dogs are rare. Whether it is through poor breeding or other reasons; these dogs are becoming harder and harder to obtain. Nevertheless, they are an outstanding breed of sporting dogs and one that is perfectly suited to life in the family.