Clumber Spaniel

Sporting Breed

Tony and a puppy from the Summerstraw Kennel

Clumber Spaniels are docile and affectionate pets who are good with children and other pets, especially if they grew with the family as a puppy.  The Clumber can be wiry of strangers so playing with unknown children should be supervised until the Clumber also accepts these children as friends.  They are good retrievers and use their stocky build and solid chest to help them plow through the underbrush.  The Clumber is usually easily trained, but may tend to be a single person dog.  A pleasant walk, daily game of fetch, or a swim will satisfy their exercise requirements, and they make good apartment dogs if they receive their daily romp.  Do not over-exercise in the heat.  Brush their coat frequently, but not less than once a week.  They shed.

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Notes for owners
Soft Weekly Calm and quite.  Good with children.  Rare.  Prefer sleep to movement.  Heavy shedding.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Clumber Spaniel Club of America

Clumber Spaniel Club of Canada

Clumber Spaniel List



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.