A member of the AKC Sporting group, The Field Spaniel is a combination of beauty and utility.
Believe it or not, they were the first spaniel dog breed developed specifically for conformation showing. They remain among the rarest of the many spaniel breeds today.
It is a well balanced, substantial hunter-companion of medium size, built for activity and endurance in heavy cover and water, slightly heavier and longer in body shape than the Cocker.
It has a noble carriage, a proud but docile attitude, and is sound and free moving. This Spaniel needs to be a useful member of the family and may be trained to work as a hunter, obedience dog, or in tracking.
In keeping with their retrieving nature, Fields love to carry any sort of object around in their mouths. Additionally, they tend to snore, like to travel and maintain a very diverse vocal range.
The Field is very versatile and intelligent. They excel in many areas: hunting, obedience, agility and tracking, as well as in the show ring. As trusted companion dogs, they have few rivals.
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This Spaniel combines energy and the enthusiasm for hunting with the affectionate personality of a companion dog. It is very important for owners to have a good fence surrounding your property. Otherwise they may be prone to take off after any interesting scent.
They are unusually docile, sensitive, fun-loving, independent, and intelligent, with a great affinity for human companionship. They may be somewhat reserved in initial meetings. They are affectionate and devoted to their owners.
These dogs exhibit an extremely healthy dose of mischievousness, great problem solving abilities, and a finely developed sense of humor. As a owner of one of these dogs, you will need a good sense of humor as well.
Country of origin: England Lifespan: 10-12 years Colors: Solid black, solid liver Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, ear infections