Learn about the temperament and personality of the Clumber Spaniel. Discover what he’s like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves.
Clumber Spaniel Temperament
The Clumber Spaniel is playful, sweet, loyal, gentle, affectionate, loving and does well with children and other animals. Though they may appear heavy and slow, they are enthusiastic about work and play and can do either for hours. They need moderate amounts of exercise and enjoy long daily walks with their loved ones. They love to play ball and are talented at fetch. They love to carry things in their mouths and will often bring you “presents.” They also love to chew and many Clumber Spaniels get into trouble by chewing and swallowing things that give them intestinal blockage. They are not dogs for the house proud, as many of them drool a lot and most of them love to play in the mud. They can also be notorious farters. They are aloof with strangers, and they don’t make good watchdogs, because they don’t bark at everything. They can be protective, especially of their children. They love children, but can accidentally knock them over without meaning to. Clumbers can also be possessive of their toys, so Clumber-child interactions need to be supervised. Clumbers are intelligent, independent thinkers. Obedience training is good for this breed because they can be stubborn and can have their own agenda. They are famous for stealing food and have been known to counter surf so don’t leave food on the table and walk away! Some have even been known to open refrigerator doors. They’ve even been found sleeping on kitchen tables. These are perceptive, people-dogs who will want to please you. They will thrive on your attention and companionship. And they will dance for you: when they wag their tail, their entire hind end wags and produces quite a happy little jig!
Clumber Spaniel Training
The Clumber Spaniel is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.
Clumber Spaniel Shedding
The Clumber Spaniel is a very heavy shedder. He sheds an awful lot of hair! You’ll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything! You’ll probably even find it in the butter!
Clumber Spaniel Grooming
The medium-length coat of the Clumber Spaniel only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing him daily to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn’t fall out in your home!)