Said to have come in the first place from France more than 200 years ago, the Clumber was brought to Great Britain by the Duke of Newcastle and bred at his family home of Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
It is obvious at a glance that he is a very heavy dog, and his pace of working is more leisurely than that of other Spaniels. He has been allowed to become ever heavier in the past fifty years or so, and the top weight for dogs now stands at 34 kilograms (75 pounds). His background colouring of plain white with lemon or orange markings, especially on head and ears, makes him an attractive dog, and his kind, steady nature complements his looks exactly. However, lovers of the breed should make certain that his great size does not encourage any weakness in his hindquarters.
A delightful dog, he deserves greater popularity, happily lending himself to family life. He is a well-mannered companion.
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