Clumber Lab

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55-70 lbs
19-21"
Unknown
Clumber Spaniel
Labrador Retriever

The Clumber Lab is the mix between a Clumber Spaniel and Labrador. This breed is a naturally cheerful, friendly, and lovable companion and family dog. Clumber Labs have moderate to high energy and thus require regular and vigorous exercise to remain happy and healthy. They have an average life span of 10 to 12 years, weight of 55 to 80 pounds, and height of 19 to 22 inches. They typically look like a stocky Labrador and can come in many different colors that are common to both parent breeds. The date of this hybrid breed’s origin in unknown. Because Clumber Labs are relatively new, they are currently unable to join the American Kennel Club's roster of purebred dogs.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Clumber Spaniel, Labrador

Clumber Lab Health

Average Size
Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 65-80 lbs
Height: 19-21 inches Weight: 55-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Skeletal Deformities
  • Digestive
  • Eye Conditions
Minor Concerns
  • Skeletal Deformities
  • Skin Disorders
  • Eye Conditions
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Beagle Dwarfism
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Cataracts
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Ectropion
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Entropion
Occasional Tests
  • Neurological Examination
  • Urine and Blood Analysis
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Ophthalmic Examination
  • Orthopedic Exam
  • Cardiac Test
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Bone Biopsy

Clumber Lab Breed History

The name Clumber Lab is a combination of the names of its two parent breeds: Clumber Spaniel and Labrador. The Clumber Spaniel is believed to have descended from Basset Hounds and Alpine Spaniels, originating sometime around the French Revolution. Depicted in a painting of the Duke of Newcastle in 1788, the Clumber Spaniel got his name from the Nottingham Estate of the Duke, Clumber Park. Other members of nobility who prized the dog were King Edward VII and his son, King George V. Arriving in North America in the 1800's, the breed is still recognized for his excellent retrieving skills. The Clumber Lab’s other parent, the Labrador, originated in Newfoundland, Canada and is a branch of the Newfoundland breed. They were bred in Canada to be adept swimmers that were trained to retrieve items, like nets, from cold water. Eventually, their population dwindled in Newfoundland due to a dog tax, but it boomed in the United Kingdom where they had been imported for decades in the early 1800s and used for hunting retrieval. Eventually, Labradors were brought over to North America at the end of the 19th century and have long been one of the most popular breeds in America. The Labrador was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917. The union of the Clumber Spaniel and Labrador has given way to the Clumber Lab, which is a relatively new breed. Clumber Labs are thought to have been breed for decades, but are overshadowed by more popular Labrador hybrids. Currently, the Clumber Lab is not recognized by the AKC.

Clumber Lab Breed Appearance

A Clumber Lab typically looks like stalkier Labrador. It has a muscular, athletic build with many Labrador facial features. They are large medium sized dogs with a short and dense coat, as well as dark noses and eyes. The average weight is 55 to 80 pounds and the average height is 19 to 22 inches tall. Their coat can be several combinations of colors common to both the parent breeds including black, chocolate, yellow, white with orange, lemon, or white markings. Clumber Labs have a thicker neck and larger head compared to a purebred Labrador, but maintains the breeds puppy-dog eyes. Clumber Labs also have a broad and deep muzzle that enables them to retrieve game. They have soft floppy ears, a medium sized tail, and large, compact paws with thick pads to absorb the shock of quick movements.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
White
Black
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Clumber Lab Breed Maintenance

Clumber Labs are not hypoallergenic, and thus are not suitable for dog owners with allergies. They are moderate shedders and should be brushed once or twice a week to keep their coat in great shape. If Clumber Labs take after their Spaniel parents, they should have the longer parts of their coat trimmed around the ears and feet. This breed should be bathed monthly and owners should give special attention to cleaning out Clumber Lab’s floppy ears every time they are washed. Like all dog breeds, Clumber Labs should have their teeth brushed on a daily basis and nails clipped one to two times a month to avoid painful overgrowth.

Brushes for Clumber Lab
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Clumber Lab Temperament

Clumber Labs come from two affable breeds and - to no surprise - have many qualities that make an affectionate, cheerful, and loving family pet. This is an inherently friendly breed that tends to do well with strangers, children, and other animals. As an emotional dog, however, the Clumber Lab is highly sensitive to negative interactions and can easily become timid or distress if mistreated by owners. Clumber Labs are occasional barkers, but considerably mouthy given their retrieval and sporting lineage. Nipping and play bites, however, typically isn’t considered an issue because of the breed’s non-aggressive demeanor. Clumber Labs respond well to training since they are naturally inclined to listen and obey humans, which makes them great for families and first time dog owners. The breed does require affection and regular exercise to stay happy and healthy. Thus, Clumber Labs would thrive as part of an active family with the capacity for lots of affection.

Clumber Lab Activity Requirements

On the energy spectrum, Clumber Labs tend to fall between their highly energetic Labrador parent and their medium energetic Clumber Lab parent. As such, this breed does require regular and relatively vigorous exercise and will be happiest in rural or suburban environments. Clumber Labs have thick, weather resistant coats, so they enjoy a temperate or cool environment. They will be fine, however, in warm to hot environments if they are not over exercised in the heat. Given that Clumber Lab gets along with others well, trips to the dog park is a great way for owners to exercise their pet. These dogs also enjoy swimming and long walks.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Clumber Lab Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

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