Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel: Health Issues & Personality
Clumber Spaniel:

The Clumber Spaniel is a robust dog and needs plenty of exercise.  It is best suited to life in the country.  Its long, dense coat needs thorough and regular brushing, especially if the dog lives indoors.  Check and clean the ears carefully and regularly.  The Clumber Spaniel is one of the least effective watchdogs.
Average Lifespan Of The Clumber Spaniel:
10-12 years
Average Weight: 35-68lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Diamond Eye: Greatly oversized eyelid opening.
Cocker Spaniel:

Sensitive eyes, prone to watering, are one of the weaknesses of this otherwise healthy dog.  Clean the eyes regularly.  Bathe often, shampooing the coat well and drying it thoroughly.  Then use a hard brush to clean the mane, being careful not to tear out the long, silky hair.  The Cocker Spaniel's superb coat can become so tangled in brambles that the dog may be unable to free itself.  Avoid walking it through thickly wooded areas.
Average Lifespan Of The Cocker Spaniel: 9-15 years
Average Weight: 15-30lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Hydrocephalus: A build up of fluids in the brain that can
eventually lead to death if not treated.

Renal Cortical Hypoplasia: (A condition in which the cortex of the kidney(s) does not develop completely. See the page on kidney diseases in dogs for more information.)

Patent Ductus Arteriosus: A heart defect which can cause fluid build up in the lungs.

Umbilical Hernia:
Appears as a soft swelling in the umbilical area.  If you notice this, consult your vet.  The condition can be quite serious if the hernia is large enough.
Absent Tear Drainage
Droopy Lower Lids (Ectropion)

Redundant Skin Of The Forehead:
Extra forehead skin is common in this breed and can allow the upper eyelid to droop over the eye - especially when the head is lowered.  Drooping excessive forehead skin can lead to eye disease and blindness.  Breeders of such dogs should be aware that this fashion is undesirable and breed for tighter forehead skin.
Extra Lashes , Cherry Eye , Corneal Degeneration (Dystrophy)
Glaucoma (Abnormal Drainage Angle)
PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane)
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Retinal Detachment (Dysplasia):
A type of retinal deformation.
Underdeveloped Optic Nerve
Clefts Of Lip And Palate
Overshot And Undershot Jaw

Hip Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disc Disease (aka Slipped Disc Disease)
Clumber Spaniel Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 2/5
Affection Level: 4/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:
Cocker Spaniel
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 4/5
Ease Of Training:
About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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