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|Country of Origin||Great Britain|
|Type of coat||Abundant, close and silky. Body coat is dense, straight and flat. Feathering on eyes, legs, belly and tail.|
|Grooming||Coat needs frequent brushing and bi-monthly trimming. Requires a good amount of walking to prevent him from becoming obese.|
|Average height||19 - 20 inches|
|Average weight||65 - 80 lbs.|
|Activity level||Low - loves to curling up on the couch, eating and sleeping.|
|Trainability||Learns slowly so patience and repetition is required.|
|Compatibility with children||Yes|
|Ideal home environment||Country home or a home with a large backyard.|
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The Clumber Spaniel is first and foremost a gun dog. They may look heavy and stubby, but they're very good hunters. Sometimes known as the "Gentleman's Gun Dog", it is the largest of all spaniels. Friendly, affectionate, intelligent, but sometimes reserved, it makes an ideal companion for an active elderly person or a family with children. It does have a tendency to be lazy if left alone (like many humans), but will always be ready to join a walk or go hunting.
Named for the Clumber Estate of the Duke of Newcastle, it is believed to have originated with the Duc de Noailles who moved its kennel to England for sanctuary during the French Revolution. It is said to have come from the Basset Hound or early Alpine Spaniel blood.
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