Thinking about purchasing an Field Spaniel? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Field Spaniel breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Field Spaniel owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Field Spaniel and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Field Spaniel Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Field Spaniel and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Field Spaniel Profile
The Field Spaniel is a combination of beauty and utility. They are a well-balanced, substantial medium sized hunter/companion. They are built for activity and endurance in heavy cover and water. Field Spaniels have are of noble carriage, have a proud yet docile attitude, and are sound and free-moving. They are slightly longer than they are tall, with evenly-distributed weight. Field Spaniels have a liver, black, or roan color with or without tan markings. They have feathering in their coat on the chest, belly and back of the legs. They can have either a docked tail or natural undocked tail. They are sturdy and much improved since the 1960s. They are an affectionate, intelligent breed who are eager to please. Suited for family life, they are also willing to work and for hunting in open terrain. Field Spaniels are happy, level-headed and of good sound temperament. They are excellent in perseverance and endurance in field trials. A lively, fun-loving and vocal breed, the Field Spaniel makes an excellent pet for those seeking a pleasurable personality.
Type: Gun Dog
17 - 23 inches. Females are generally 17 inches, males 18 inches.
liver or roan with tan markings; clear black, white or liver and white unacceptable.
A small amount of white on the chest or throat is allowed.
Spaniels are responsive, friendly and lively. They are enthusiastic about their
owners and eager to please. Field Spaniels are good at endurance and perseverance
field trials, and get along with everyone. They are fun-loving, vocal,
and love to play in the water. They have an even-temper, and have much the same
personality as the Cocker Spaniel.
Watch-dog: Very High.
Field Spaniels like to bark, and will alert their owners to whatever is happening.
Field Spaniel Care and Exercise:
Moderate care of the Field Spaniel's silky coat is required.
Recommended brushing for 5 minutes twice a week. Care must be taken so that
the coat does not mat. Professional trimming should also been done a few times
a year. Regular ear cleaning, as their ears may be prone to infection. Exercise
is essential for the Field Spaniel as they are a very active breed. Frequent
runs on a leash and a fenced in back yard are suggested.
Activity: Medium - High.
They are lively and exuberant.
Field Spaniel Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, eye problems such as ectropion, entropion, and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and thyroid disease. Other health concerns include subaortic stenosis.
Life Span: 10 - 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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