Where Are Clumber Spaniels From?
It is believed that members of this spaniel breed were gifted to the Duke of Newcastle in the late 18th century by French nobles. The Duke named the breed after his estate (Clumber Park) and was responsible for their development. The breed’s low-slung body and mellow personality are likely the result of crossbreeding with the Basset Hound.
Clumbers maintained their popularity with nobles through the 20th century, finding a place in the hearts of King George V and King Edward VIII. They found their way to Canada in the 1840s and reached the United States thirty years later. The breed has been registered with the American Kennel Club since 1878.