Field Spaniel

Other names/Nicknames:
  • None
Country/Date of origin:
  • Great Britain
  • 1800′s
  • Females:  17 inches
  • Males:  18 inches
  • 35 to 50 pounds
  • A friend to all.
  • This spaniel has the typical cheerful nature that has made the family so popular around the world.
  • Gets along well with other pets.
  • Gentle and easy going.
  • Very willing to do your bidding.

One of the youngest of the spaniel breeds, the Field Spaniel is slower than the Cocker Spaniel and lower to the ground than the Springer Spaniel.  It does the same job, however, flushing or springing game from cover so the hunter can shoot it.  At the end of the 19th century, a passion for a stylized spaniel was almost the undoing of the Field Spaniel.  They were bred so low and so long, with such heavy bones and short legs, that they were useless in the field.  In the 20th century an infusion of Springer and Cocker Spaniel blood fixed most of the excesses.  Today, it is a happy, healthy breed again.

Body Type:
  • Longer and lower than other spaniels.  Otherwise, a typical spaniel build.
  • The docked tail is carried low, usually below level of the back.
  • The low-set, hanging ears are not altered.
  • The silky, glossy coat should be flat or slightly wavy, never curly.  It is more setter-like than spaniel.
  • Permissible colors are black, liver, golden liver, roan, mahogany red, or any of these with tan markings.
  • Moderate grooming required.
Health Concerns:
  • Subject to hip dysplasia.
  • Possible ear trouble.
What you should know:
  • The rarity of this breed will make finding a puppy rather difficult.
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