French Revolution Refugee
The Clumber Spaniel was most likely created by a
French Nobleman, the Duc de Noailles, France, for his
own exclusive use, just preceding the French Revolution
(1789). The ancestors were probably the Basset Hound
and the early Alpine Spaniel. Fleeing France, the Duc de
Noailles was able to obtain sanctuary for his Spaniels at
Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, England, owned by a
friend, the Duke of Newcastle. Hence its name!
The Clumber Spaniel was the ideal companion for the
hunter on foot. Its power, stamina and white color meant
that it could hunt all day and safely, as it worked through
the dense brush pursuing game, all within gun range.
Frequent brushing will maintain its dense, silky
straight coat and help to control the shedding. It enjoys
family life in the suburbs or country where it can get lots
of exercise. It is excellent with children, affectionate and
loyal, reserved with strangers, but not hostile or timid.
A Clumber Spaniel puppy makes a great companion.
Clumber Spaniel dog
Dog: 19 - 20 in. (48 - 51 cm) at withers.
Weight: 70 - 85 lb. (32 - 39 kg).
Bitch: 17 - 19 in. (43 - 48 cm) at withers.
Weight: 55 - 70 lb. (25 - 32 kg).
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years.