Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Clumber Spaniel

Spaniel (Clumber)


ORIGIN

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FCI
Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
13.10.2010.
KC
March 2010

UTILISATION

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FCI
Flushing dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 8Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs
Section 2Flushing Dogs
With working trial

KC
Gundog

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
Clumber Spaniels are said to have come in the first place from France over two hundred 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 a very heavy dog, and his pace of working is more leisurely than that of other Spaniels. That has been allowed to become ever heavier since around the 1950s, and though the top weight for dogs now stands at 34 kgs, it would appear that some are in excess of even this figure. However, lovers of the breed should make certain that his great size does not encourage any weakness in his hindquarters.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Balanced, well boned, active with a thoughtful expression, overall appearance denoting strength. The Clumber should be firm, fit and capable of a day’s work in the field.
KC
Balanced, well boned, active with a thoughtful expression, overall appearance denoting strength. The Clumber should be firm, fit and capable of a day's work of beating in heavy cover.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Stoical, great-hearted, highly intelligent with a determined attitude enhancing his natural ability. A silent worker with an excellent nose.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Stoical, great-hearted, highly intelligent with a determined attitude enhancing his natural ability. A silent worker with an excellent nose. Steady, reliable, kind and dignified; more aloof than other Spaniels, showing no tendency towards aggression.
KC
Steady, reliable, kind and dignified; more aloof than other Spaniels, showing no tendency towards aggression.

HEAD

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FCI
Large, square, medium length. No exaggeration in head and skull.
KC
Large, square, medium length, broad on top with decided occiput; heavy brows; deep stop. Square muzzle with well developed flews. No exaggeration in head and skull.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Broad on top with decided occiput; heavy brows.

Stop

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FCI
Deep.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Muzzle

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FCI
Square.
KC
Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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FCI
Well developed flews.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely over-lapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes

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FCI
Clean, dark amber. Full light eyes highly undesirable. Acceptable to have some haw showing but without excess. Free from obvious eye problems.
KC
Clean, dark, amber. Full light eyes highly undesirable. Acceptable to have some haw showing but without excess. Free from obvious eye problems.

Ears

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FCI
Large, vine leaf-shaped, well covered with straight hair. Hanging slightly forward, feather not to extend below leather.
KC
Large, vine leaf-shaped, well covered with straight hair. Hanging slightly forward, feather not to extend below leather.

NECK

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FCI
Fairly long, thick, powerful.
KC
Fairly long, thick, powerful.

BODY

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FCI
Long, well muscled and strong.
KC
Long, well muscled and strong. Chest deep. Well sprung ribs which are carried well back. Muscular loin, well let down in flank.

Back

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FCI
Straight, broad, long.

Loin

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FCI
Muscular.

Chest

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FCI
Deep; well sprung ribs which are carried well back.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Well let down in flank.

TAIL

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FCI
Previously customarily docked.
Docked: Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.
Undocked: Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.
KC
Previously customarily docked. Docked: Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back. Undocked: Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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KC
Shoulders strong, sloping, muscular; legs short, straight, well boned, strong.

Shoulder

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FCI
Strong, sloping, muscular.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Legs short, straight, well boned, strong.

FEET

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KC
Large, round, well covered with hair.

Forefeet

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FCI
Large, round, well covered with hair.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Very powerful and well developed hindquarters.
KC
Very powerful and well developed. Hocks low, stifles well bent and set straight.

Stifle

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FCI
Well bent and set straight.

HIND LEGS

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Hock joint

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FCI
Low.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Moving straight fore and aft, with effortless drive.
KC
Moving straight fore and aft, with effortless drive.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Abundant, close, silky and straight. Legs and chest well feathered.
KC
Abundant, close, silky and straight. Legs and chest well feathered.

COLOUR

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FCI
Plain white body preferred, with lemon markings; orange permissible. Slight head markings and freckled muzzle.
KC
Plain white body preferred, with lemon markings; orange permissible. Slight head markings and freckled muzzle.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal weight: dogs: 29.5 - 34 kgs (65 - 75 lbs); bitches: 25 - 29.5 kgs (55 - 65 lbs).

Weight

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FCI

Ideal weight Males 29,5 – 34 kgs.
Females 25 – 29.5 kgs.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on its ability to perform its traditional work.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.