Shedding is an issue with densely coated Clumbers; regular brushing required.
Playful and loving, the Clumber Spaniel fits in well with families and other animals. They enjoy daily walks, but they are not for those who want a jogging partner. Clumbers shed moderately year-round and tend to slobber and drool more than other breeds. An intelligent and independent thinker, the Clumber responds best to positive training.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The Clumber is a large breed and has a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
This breed sheds moderately year-round and tend to slobber and drool more than other breeds. Trimming the excess hair on their ears, feet, and between their pads is recommended. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Clumbers are famous for their sweet, affectionate nature. They’re so affable it can be hard to believe what relentless bruisers they are in the field. Smart and eager-to-please Clumbers respond well to training. Though a bit wary around strangers, Clumbers are friendly dogs who bark only when they have something to say, and so make indifferent watchdogs or guard dogs. They’re great fetchers and patient, sturdy childhood playmates. For those who can handle the shedding and drooling, Clumbers are incomparable best friends.
Clumber Spaniel &HEALTH
Protect your Clumber with regular veterinary check-ups. Guard eye health with a yearly exam by an AVCO-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Preserve orthopedic health with proper nutrition and daily walks. Use care to avoid over-exercise in your young pup, as his joints are still in a developmental stage. Clumbers are generally a healthy breed. But like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disease.
Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Clumbers are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Clumber can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.