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Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Country of Origin: England
Dog Group: Gundog

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The Field Spaniel originated from England in the 1800’s. This breed is still rare due to the great popularity of the Cocker Spaniels.

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The Field Spaniel is a moderately-sized spaniel. They have water resistant coat that is generally a solid colour, however some come in a roan (speckled) coat. They have feathered legs; chest, ears, tail and undersides. Its nose is large, with very open nostrils and the almond-shaped eyes are either hazel or chestnut brown. They have a strong muscular neck and broad, long fringed ears.

Size Medium
Colour The Field Spaniel comes in liver, black or roan (speckled), however some dogs have tan markings.
Coat Length Long
Age Expectancy 10 – 12 years
Weight/Height Range Bitches measure between 38 to 39cms at the withers, dogs between 39 to 41cms. Both sexes weigh between 12.75 to 14.5kgs.

Field Spaniels are prone to ear problems such as ear mites, they are also prone to eye problems such as cataract. Eye Problems: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and Rental Dysplasia, and Hypothyoidism

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As adults, this breed can very greedy so care must be taken to avoid obesity.

Food Cost $10 to $15
Other Expenses After the normal costs for caring for you puppy, remember that there will be the occasional requirement from trimming.

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The Field Spaniel is a very sweet and affectionate dog, with lots of energy to burn. They makes an excellent family member as long as they are given regular exercise and mental stimulation, if a Field Spaniel becomes bored they have a tendency to roam. They are great with other dogs, animals and are good with children. If a Field Spaniel becomes bored and is not well socialised they can become a bit stubborn and temperamental. Field Spaniels are a very active dog and require lots of exercise, their coat also requires regular maintenance they should be brushed twice a week and any straggling hair should be scissored. Their ears should be kept clean

Intelligence Field Spaniels are very intelligent and are happiest when they have a task to perform. They are quick learners and response will to voice commands, they should be trained in positive and consistent manner.
Energy High
Suitability for Children Medium
Tendency to Bark High
Overall Exercise Requirement Field Spaniels need a good deal of exercise and space. Most of them love to swim and to retrieve so do take care when near water to ensure their safety.
Suitability as a Guard Dog Low
Ease of Transportation Medium
Level of Aggression Low Medium
Other Animal Compatibility Medium

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Their coat also requires regular maintenance they should be brushed twice a week and any straggling hair should be scissored, they should be bathe once every two weeks in the warmer months and bathe once a month in the colder months. Their ears should be kept clean as they are prone to ear mites and ear infections.

Grooming Requirements Twice a week
Amount of hair shed Moderate
Avg. 2.8 / Ratings: 10

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