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.
Source: The Kennel Club
Links to Breed Descriptions
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Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Great Britain
Parent breed club: Clumber Spaniel Club
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
Statistics - See Downloads for compiled registrations and health statistics and other breed specific documents.
The Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation, Inc.
Canine Phenome Project: Results
General Health Statistics for participating dogs are listed. As of June 22, 2015 - 140 Participating
Categories listed include: Blood/Lymph Disorders; Cancer/Tumors; Cardiac Disorders; Dental Disorders; Ear Disorders; Endocrine System Disorders; Eye Disorders; Gastrointestinal Disorders; Hernia; Kidney or Urinary Tract Disorders; Liver Disorders; Neurologic/Muscular Disorders; Orthopedic Disorders; Reproductive Disorders; Respiratory Disorders; Skin/Dermatologic Disorders and Temperament Disorders
The Finnish Kennel Club (English)
Data available includes: Litters; Trials; Results; Shows; Health; Champions; Imports; and Statistics: Result statistics; Show statistics; Health statistics; Breeding statistics; and other breed related information: Breeders Listings, Kennel names and Registrations
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/or English Summary
Finland: See Downloads
US: HEALTH TESTING A CSCA HEALTH COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Clumber Spaniel Health Surveys / Reports:
Outstanding historical information on the Clumber Spaniel!!! A must see for any Clumber enthusiast.
The Clumber Spaniel Health Foundation was honored to host a very informative webinar with Jerold S Bell DVM, Adjunct Professor of Genetics at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Dr. Bell is also Chairman of the Hereditary Disease Committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association, on the Board of Directors of the OFA, and the AKC Canine Health & Welfare Advisory Panel. Dr. Bell and his wife Candice breed and show Gordon Setters in conformation, hunt test, obedience, and dock diving.
Dr Bell did a very deep dive into the Clumber spaniel gene pool and history, dispelling a number of myths about genetics along the way. We are grateful to Dr Bell for spending a Sunday afternoon with us.
The webinar is available by following this link."
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Australia: Clumber Spaniel League Victoria
Canada: The Clumber Spaniel Club of Canada - Facebook
France: SCC/ASSO: Breed Standard (FCI), Breed History, Temperament...
United States: Clumber Spaniel Club of America
Illustrated AKC Standard
Netherlands: Clumber Spaniel Club Nederland (CSCN) RvB: https://www.houdenvanhonden.nl/hondenrassen/alle-rassen/fci-groep-8/clumber-spaniel/
Clumber Spaniel Klubben
Swedish Spaniel and Retriever Club
UK: The Kennel Club: Breed Watch (Category 2)
- This Breed Health Plan has been developed to provide information on the current health status of the Clumber Spaniel and guidance / recommendations on breeding practice to assist with improvement on health issues. It has been produced by the Club’s Health & Welfare Sub Committee and is approved by the Clumber Spaniel Club Committee.
The Plan includes registration numbers and analysis of breed health information.
Italy: Club Italiano Spaniel (CIS)