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Field Spaniel Breed Summary

Loving, Gentle, Energetic, Docile and Sociable

These dogs are unfortunately one of the lesser-known Spaniel breeds. They used to be a well-known breed in the show ring but have since become vulnerable.

They do however make lovely pets and they have a real passion for the outdoors and the feel of the wind in their hair! They also have lovely temperaments and love to spend time with their 'hooman' owners.

Fun Fact: All Field Spaniels that are alive today are actually the descendants of four dogs that were born in the 1950's!

Kennel Club Group Gundog
Lifespan 10 - 13 Years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 43cm - 46cm
Weight Males and Females 18kg - 25kg
Coat Long, Glossy Flat Coat
Colour Black, Black & Tan, Blue Roan, Blue Roan & Tan, Liver, Liver & Tan, Liver Roan, Liver Roan & Tan
Eye colour Dark Hazel
Common health issues Hip dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Heart disorders
Other Names Field

Field Spaniel's make fantastic pets. This is because they are extremely loving and gentle with their families, thriving particularly in the home setting. Whether you're washing the dishes or taking a car ride, these guys love to join in on every minute of life with you! One downside to the breed is that they are not the most intelligent and will take a while to learn things such as obedience. They are also fairly sensitive and won't take well to harsh correction, instead, thriving on positive reinforcement. They are fairly active and although slow, will need plenty of exercise and walks with access to a large garden. They are extremely lovely and with the right owners make great pets with the ability to provide you with years of joy and love!

These guys were developed around 150 years ago and are still a relatively new breed! They were created by crossing Sussex Spaniels with Cocker Spaniels in the 19th century and it's thought that the reasoning behind this was to create a show dog as opposed to a working one! The breed has since not had a good time and has nearly become extinct several times. In 1860 the breed was just about saved and they were recognised by the Kennel Club in 1969. Today, they are still a very rare and vulnerable breed, with only 46 dogs being registered in 2015! Although they make lovely pets, anyone looking to get one would have to register their interest with a breeder or the Kennel Club.