The Field Spaniel originated from England in the 1800’s. This breed is still rare due to the great popularity of the Cocker Spaniels.
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.
|Colour||The Field Spaniel comes in liver, black or roan (speckled), however some dogs have tan markings.|
|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.|
|Ailments||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|
Feeding & Ownership
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.|
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.|
|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
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|
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