Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clumber Spaniel


I had fun making my first Clumber Spaniel. Clumbers are the stockiest of the spaniels and one of the oldest. A favorite of English nobility the Clumbers were kept from the commoners. One of the earliest breeds to be shown.. coming to America in the late 1800's. They remain fine field dogs being good retrievers and scent hounds. Not a fast moving dog as you can probably imagine by the shape... short legs wide back. Apparently they shed a great deal and you may have guessed by those lips there is a fair amount of drool. I think this one has a sweet face and a little lazy look.