Field Spaniel Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 17" - 18"
- 35-50 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
The field spaniel developed in Great Britain.
Date Of Origin
The Field spaniel emerged as a unique breed in 1892. Prior to that it was one in the same with cocker spaniels.
The field spaniel and the cocker spaniel developed side by side until 1892. In any given litter the larger pups were called field spaniels and the smaller dogs were called cockers. Poor breeding affected the breed adversely for many years, until fanciers re-focused on maintaining effectiveness in the field. The breed was first imported to the U.S in the late nineteenth century but never became popular. It remains rare.
This is a sturdy, medium sized dog that is longer than it is tall. The head is rectangular in shape with long, wide drop ears and almond shaped brown eyes. There is a docked or natural tail. The glossy single coat has feathering on the chest, belly, back of legs and underside of tail.
The field spaniel is a lively, fun loving and vocal dog that loves the water.
Hardy, fast, agile, active and especially well adapted to hunting over open country, as its name indicates. Because of its exceptionally mild temperament , the field spaniel enjoys great esteem as a companion dog.
Hip dysplasia, ecropion, entropion, PRA, subaortic stenosis, thyroid disease.
This breed does well with a job to preform and requires daily exercise.
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Author: Bruce Fogle
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