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The gentleman who wrote about “ my mum clumber “ is right about everything he wrote. - Steve,

I just lost my Chloe of 11 years to back problems walking and pain issue. . Chloe was an expensive to keep because the physical problems we had with her. But if I had to do it all over again I would get another one in a minute. Chloe spoiled me to love her. But they are to be owned by the faint of heart.

Clumbers are great! - Nicky,

We’ve had our male Clumber Spaniel for nearly three years now. He’s our first dog and we thought long and hard before getting one. We researched loads of breeds - we wanted one that was good with kids and good with cats. Our lad is fantastic. He’s kind, good with our daughters ( including our eldest who has Asperger’s and really didn’t want a dog due to the change it’d bring), has learned to leave the chickens and pet rabbits alone, gets on with the cats, is handsome, friendly and is great as a watch dog. We live in the middle of the country side and having a dog with a big bark is a bonus! Of course we’ve worked with him to make him into the lovely boy he is. We did training classes with him as a puppy and did loads of socialisation with him, we also restricted his exercise when he was a puppy. As a result he’s a happy, friendly confident boy, who is happy to walk for miles around our farm, and I can’t see us ever having a different breed. I think you can’t been too house proud with a Clumber - he’s white and has short legs so brings mud and hair into the house. He can be stubborn but his good points far out way that. I think to own a Clumber you have to be relaxed, have a sense of humour and a heart full of love. He has changed the life of my autistic daughter and we couldn’t love our boy more if we tried!

My Mum's Clumber - Barford,

My family has had a few dogs over the years inc. Spaniels. This dog is the most unhealthy breed imaginable. First advice mum and her husband were given was For eighteen months: -'Do not walk properly only 10 mins because of her spine being so long and out of proportion.' -'Do not allow to jump or use stairs' -'Her eye was hurt by a sibling on her way to you'. This was actually the very common in-rolling eye lids so the eyelashes were causing damage to the eye. She has had to have numerous eye ops. The dog cannot even manage to get on a train because it cannot navigate even the smaller gaps. The huge dog can't even manage to jump into a carboot even though she can reach. She is a few years old and not walking nicely on a lead despite going on group training courses. She pulled my fit healthy mum over breaking her ribs. She is not interested in the needs of or pleasing her owner esp when out. She is in her own world much of the time. She will tap her water bowl with her paw if she wants water so she is capable of engaging. We have a Parson's Jack Russell who is well behaved and we have to domineer her but Clumber is a whole other level. If your dogs are your babies and you want your dog to engage with you this is not the breed. You must be super assertive. Expect them to lay down disengaged from you in the home. The dog can play but is totally disobedient. She is playful rather than plays with you & mum cannot trust her on her own in the garden or off lead during walks. She will jump up people and is about 6 foot tall so people don't like it. She is not aware of non verbal signals and disobeys clear verbal signals. Much of this is because my mum is not strict enough with her which is why I stress you need to be. Main points ~does not live to please & engage with you like most dogs would ~extra ordinarily unhealthy breed. I would go as far as saying it is an intentionally bred to be disabled breed. Inturned eye lids & lashes are a major issue as is the spine not allowing the dog freedom to play, walk and physically engage with everyday obstacles. ~not good for walking. Spine means no walking until they're adult plus they're naturally disobedient. It could be linked to not walking them to train them as a puppy. Huge dog and it pulls way too much ~you will have to be extremely domineering and tell them off alot as you train them. ~they really do eat anything and if you are not really strict can reach your dinner plate at the table. ~mum's dog is crate trained happily (by the breed) but it takes up more room than a chest of drawers ~you will need a large home ~ I don't think that the dog is smart enough or passionate enough to bite. ~The hair is an issue if you are house proud. She has has a habit of getting extra ordinarily filthy. Mum has her wet room next to her front door so you would need to consider how you would clean your clumber up if you have stairs as the dog is too big to carry up stairs safely. ~the dog takes up a whole boot so you would need to consider this if you like to take your dog away with you. Also not a great dog to take with you as a visitor.

- Martin,

Clumbers are amazing,hilarious dogs.Ours is always filthy from snuffling in the undergrowth.She's very good at collecting eggs which the poultry lay outside the nestbox and she loves nothing more than playing with a ball.Brilliant dogs for children.