They have a rich and unique history.ancestors of the Clumber Spaniel include the Basset Hound, St. John's Water Dog, Newfoundland, and other Water dogs. These major extinct groups are recorded in France and other areas. The name comes from the Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, England. There were trained dogs of this strain in the 1800s and these were called "Moorish dogs". If you own one of these dogs, proper veterinary care is extremely important. Like all large dogs they have a tendency to develop hip dysplasia and other joint problems. It can be a wonderful experience to own one of these dogs if proper training and medication are administered. If you take the time to train your Clumber Spaniel, praise will follow as this is a learned behavior. The Clumber Spaniel is a gentle and sweet dog, however, they can be willful which can make obedience training difficult. The major genetic problem with this strain is dry eye, and many breeders now make sure that these pups are fed a minimum of four to five times a day. It is recommended that these dogs are fed foods that do not contain corn or wheat. ExerciseBoth the male and female should be getting at least 45 minutes of exercise daily. This can include walks, games, and a gentle swim in warm water. The Clumber Spaniel should have a collar with a tag of its identification, and an inverted bottle of aroma ointment on the lower incision. Dry eye is a common problem, and should be seen by a veterinarian soon if no symptoms are present. CareThis breed should be brushed once a week to keep the coat from getting matted and to remove any dead hairs. The ears should be checked for wax buildup. Place a small amount of corn starch in the ear canals to stop ears from getting infected. TrainingThe Clumber Spaniel is very sensitive to negative human behavior. They may tend to believe that they have a very self-assured demeanor. Although this dog is sweet and affectionate, they need firm and consistent training. It is intelligent and eager to please, but they are also stubborn. Clipping can be difficult, and will require vigorous shaking of the head. They need to know that you are the alpha, and firm, consistent correction. The Clumber Spaniel is a patient dog that responds well to praise and treats. They are very calm and will sit for long periods of time. This dog has been developed as a hunter and will tend to chase small prey. It is imperative to keep these dogs on a leash when taking them for a walk, as they will hunt other small animals such as cats. CharacterThe Clumber Spaniel is highly adaptable, versatile, and gentle. This breed has a sweet disposition, and will keep families warm and families joyous. tunnels are one of the few clipping this breed will require. One of the least expected Spaniel traits is that they can be snappy if left alone for long periods of time.