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Clumber Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel Standard
FCI-Standard N° 109 / 22. 11. 2004 / GB
ORIGIN Great Britain
UTILIZATION Flushing dog
Group 8 Retrievers, Flushing dogs, Water dogs.
Section 2 Flushing dogs. With working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE Well balanced, heavily boned, active with a thoughtful expression, overall appearance denoting strength.
BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT Stoical, great-hearted, highly intelligent with a determined attitude enhancing his natural ability. A silent worker with an excellent nose. Steady, reliable, kind and dignified; more aloof than other Spaniels, showing no tendency towards aggression.
HEAD Square, massive, medium length. No exaggeration in head and skull.
CRANIAL REGION Skull : Broad on top with decided occiput; heavy brows.
Stop : Deep.
Muzzle Heavy, square.
Flews Well developed.
Jaws/Teeth Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely over-lapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
Eyes Clean, dark amber, slightly sunk, some haw showing but without excess. Full light eyes highly undesirable. Free from entropion.
Ears Large, vine leaf-shaped, well covered with straight hair. Hanging slightly forward, feather not to extend below leather.
NECK Fairly long, thick, powerful.
BODY Long, heavy, near to ground.
Back Straight, broad, long.
Loin Muscular.
Chest Deep; well sprung ribs.
Underline Well let down in flank.
TAIL Customarily docked.
Docked Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back.
Undocked Set low. Well feathered, carried level with back. Strong at root, tapering gradually to the tip. Of moderate length.
FOREQUARTERS Legs short, straight, well boned, strong.
Shoulders Strong, sloping, muscular.
HINDQUARTERS Very powerful and well developed.
Stifles Well bent and set straight.
Hocks Low.
FEET Large, round, well covered with hair.
GAIT / MOVEMENT Rolling gait attributable to long body and short legs. Moving straight fore and aft, with effortless drive.
HAIR Abundant, close, silky and straight. Legs and chest well feathered.
COLOUR Plain white body preferred, with lemon markings; orange permissible. Slight head markings and freckled muzzle.
Ideal weight :  
dogs 36 kg (80 lbs)
bitches 29.5 kg (65 lbs)
FAULTS Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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