What is a Clumberdoodle? Well a Clumberdoodle is a cross between a pure bred Clumber Spaniel and a Poodle.
We have a Clumberdoodle (Archie) and when he was a puppy everyone naturally assumed that he was a Cockapoo. However, as he got larger it was clear that he was a lot bigger than a Cockapoo and on nearly every walk we get asked the question “What is he?”
Below are some facts about a Clumberdoodle that you might be interested in:-
Clumberdoodles make great family pets as on the whole they can get along with everyone. They are very clever and are sociable and playful. They are very loyal although they can be a little independent.
They will get along well with children and other pets, thanks to their easygoing personality.
They are very responsive with regards to training and learn very quickly as they are very intelligent, but they do need a firm and consistent approach with a patient attitude, but treats and praise work wonders.
They can suffer from separation anxiety and I can confirm that Archie does. We are lucky though that both my husband and myself are retired so we really have no need to leave Archie on his own.
A Clumberdoodle is a medium sized breed and weighs between 45 pounds (20 kg) – 85 pounds (38 kg). Our Archie weighs around 55 pounds (25kg)
A Clumberdoodle has an average lifespan of 10 – 13 years
Common Health Problems
Because the Clumberdoodle is a hybrid dog breed it could inherit some health problems of it’s two parents. However it is impossible to determine an individual dog’s health during it’s lifetime and it may not inherit any health problems as it’s parents.
Because Clumber Spaniels tend to be prone to dry eyes, cataracts, panosteitis, flea allergies, skin allergies, hip dysplasia, and entropion, keep an eye out for these conditions. Also, Poodles may suffer from hip dysplasia, sebaceous adenitis, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, and gastric dilatation-volvulus, so be aware of the signs for those conditions in your Clumberdoodle as well.
A Clumberdoodle will do well in a house or in an apartment, although daily exercise is essential. They also like having plenty of toys to play with to keep their minds occupied whilst indoors.
Clumberdoodle coats can vary with each dog, they can have curly coat like it’s Poodle parent or feathered, soft, and straight like it’s Clumber Spaniel parent, or a combination of the two coat types. I have to say that they are high maintenance. They need daily combing and brushing to avoid tangles and knotting. They will also need to visit a professional groomer which Archie does every 6 weeks clip which of course will be expensive. However if you can do it yourself, then this will keep the cost down. Good luck though as this is not an easy job. I had a go during lockdown but would not want to do it on a regular basis.
Also if they are mud magnets which Archie is, then a washing regime takes place nearly every time he is taken out for a walk.
Clumber Spaniels are heavy shedders, Poodles are not, so again depending on the individual dog how much they shed will vary. Archie is a non shedder but there is no guarantee that every Clumberdoodle will be and the coats can even vary from puppies from the same litter.
I can only base this on Archie, but Clumber Spaniels do drool quite a lot, but Archie does not drool unless there is a tempting morsel that he is waiting to consume!
Please read the post on Archie’s specific characteristics and personality to see if he conforms to the Clumberdoodle traits. although we think a more apt name would be a Slumberdoodle so please read the post to find out why .