Spaniel thoroughly signalizes a thoughtful expression ........
a certain seriousness. It is a harmoniously proportioned dog with
a strong, heavy bone structure; nevertheless it is very active,
athletic and persevering.
This dog always radiates - whether in motion or at rest –
Spaniel is highly intelligent, generous, friendly, willing to
work and possess a natural dignity. Prudently and deliberately
responding and acting it is considered very strong-nerved. The
Clumber is unflappable. - Just a big-hearted, highly intelligent
is more cautious than other Spaniels and shows up often rather
indifferent towards strangers on the way.
Visitors are usually but joyfully welcomed and sometimes even
gladly monopolized........ it parades its favourite toys. To its
holder,..... its family this kid-friendly dog has a very close
relationship. With cats and other pets, there are usually no problems,
au contraire, it likes to adopt all.
described in Velvet's portrait, is the "stubborn skull "
the clumber is rumoured to be, better explained as time they claims
to optimize and to complete the order in the best sense –
in a kind of "effort-benefit-analysis" :-) ....- you
sometimes have the impression as if you could see how it works
behind its forehead - and of course due to their tendency to work
independently ...... their cognitive abilities.
dog and retriever Clumber Spaniels would like to be employed species-appropriately.
The Clumber is a quiet worker with an excellent nose, ........reliable
and steady. They want not only outdoor exercises, but should also
get the opportunity its excellent natural abilities need. If one
offers this possibility to the clumber, for example by work with
the dummy and tracking, will be surprised his dog can do.
For people who have fun at work with the dog in nature, the Clumber
Spaniel is certainly a positive surprise. With motivation and
fun at "work" it is very easy to teach this dog with
a great willingness to learn..... if it makes sense to itself,.
its appearance may leave the impression: For people who are looking
for a "Just-sofa-dog", which is contented with short
walks without species-appropriate activity, a Clumber is definitely
the wrong dog.
.... No, one must satisfy its natural abilities! ... Everything
else would be a loss/damage for the breed.
words about the way of working of the Clumber Spaniels:
The differences to other Spaniel breeds are not the job itself
or the training, but the way they go about their job. The natural
style of the Clumber Spaniels is using that unbelievable nose
to work …..a little bit slower, a bit more methodically….
but as well effectively. Who’s already seen Clumbers clearing
stone walls and hurdles with ease and making quite difficult retrieves
– gets impressively visualized what these cracking dogs
are able to do. Clumber Spaniels are hard working, clever, easily
trainable, and ever willing to please. Whether working in the
beating line, picking up, tracking or retrieving - this breed
shows a great versatility. More
Spaniels doesn’t give mouth on the hunt, a "silent"
hunter, so they aren´t handled as a hunting dog in Germany
till this day. In Great Britain and Scandinavia they are used
for hunting in the field and very appreciated for their excellent
tracking features, their steadiness and stamina. In the United
States they are withal for their incredible "nose",
...... their excellent sense of smell used as drug sniffer dogs.
way, the statement a Clumber from a working line is more difficult
to train, is not true – au contraire. At last, only the
Clumber Spaniel which forms a good team with its attachment figure,
is an successful Gundog, what is certainly respected even at breeding.
If I read
today in breed descriptions something of the kind: "it slavers,
snores and gasps," it makes me not only angry at the author
- who has unfortunately failed to visualize a complete picture
of this breed, but also sad that the persons responsible for breeding
allowed that these wonderful dogs were narrowed to it.
in Germany unfortunately only an onesided and often a wrong picture
of the breed is shown – the Clumber is only known as a show
dog - it bears repeating to advert to the other more unknown side.
Also here – how already at another place on this website
– a few links to "Working Clumber Spaniels" in
action, like we know Velvetchen too: