The Clumber Spaniel has a deliberate and slow-paced hunting style that contrasts with the animated, high speed approach of other flushing spaniels. This is not to say they are less effective hunters, for they will amble all day in their quietly enthusiastic way, penetrating the thickest of cover to flush quarry for waiting hunters. It is generally agreed upon that they originated in France in the 18th century and their ancestors include the Bassett Hound and Alpine Spaniel. Their name comes from the Duke of Newcastle’s Clumber Park, which was moved at the beginning of the French Revolution in an effort to save its dogs. The Clumber Spaniel is a jolly, lovable, and intelligent breed that makes a charming family pet and enjoys the company of other animals. They should have daily walks to keep them happy and fit but do not need intense exercise. Their beautiful white coats can have lemon or orange colored marking and require minimal grooming but do shed year round. They tend to drool more than other breeds.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
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