Clumber Spaniel Dog Names in Pop Culture
The Duke of Newcastle further developed the breed into the Clumber Spaniel that we know today. The Duke of Newcastle was an avid hunter, and his personal gamekeeper, William Mansell, assisted the Duke in this development. The Duke of Newcastle went further in helping to make the breed even more popular among English nobility when he gave puppies that he had bred to dukes of neighboring lands. It is for this reason that the author chose the name "Duke" as the pop culture spotlight name.
The name Duke is common among a variety of dog breeds. Often, the rank of "Duke" among royals denotes a wealthy landowner. Today, Duke represents a loyal canine friend (which is exactly what the Clumber Spaniel exudes).
The movie Duke tells the story of a homeless vet and his loyal dog, Duke. Duke falls ill, and, knowing that he cannot afford to pay for medical care, the man takes Duke to an animal clinic. He leaves Duke on the steps of the clinic in the hopes that the veterinarian can somehow help the dying dog. The staff finds Duke, and, in true hero fashion, they restore Duke's health. Once Duke is on the mend, the staff becomes preoccupied with finding Duke's true owner, which they eventually do.
A notable twist in this movie is the fact that when the staff of the animal clinic begin passing out flyers in order to find the homeless vet, the man's daughter recognizes her father. The man and his dog had been living on the street for a number of years, and the daughter assumed her father was dead. However, when she sees the pictures, she starts taking steps to find her father and reunite not only Duke with his master, but to restore her relationship with her father.
Clumber Spaniel Dog Name Considerations
The Clumber Spaniel enjoys spending time with their families. They are friendly and loyal. In addition, the breed is very affectionate. Most Clumber Spaniels are happy to climb on the couch with their families and just veg out. A male name meaning loyal is Dillion (or Dillon). Leia is a female name meaning faithful or loyal.
Another interesting inspiration for the names of the Clumber Spaniel has to deal with their unknown origin. The experts do not know exactly the origins of the breed; however, legend has it that the dog was developed in France and, at some time during the French Revolution, the dog was brought to England. However, this is unsubstantiated. Even so, the French name Jacques for a male Clumber Spaniel and the female name Lelia is a beautiful name that is French in origin.
The Clumber Spaniel was often found accompanying royalty as they hunted small game birds. In a painting from 1788, the Clumber Spaniel appears in a piece of art titled "The Return from Shooting." Because of the dog's appearance in artwork and their royal ties, names such as Duke and Francis (Francis Wheatley painted "The Return from Shooting") would be most fitting for the breed.