Field Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

by Dr. Chris

AKC Group: Sporting Group

The Field Spaniel is rare breed of dog that almost went extinct. Energetic in the house and does well with a very big yard. Because these canines have profoundly rooted hunting intuition, it is important to possess a good fence around your premises, or else they will probably try to get lose. The Field Spaniel is related to the Cocker breeds, but larger.


The Field Spaniel came from England in the mid-19th century and was utilized to locate, eliminate and return both feather and furred animals from water and land. The dog was brought to America in the 1880's but didn't turn out to be a unique breed of dog from Cockers until the twentieth century, when the decision was taken that everything over twenty five pounds qualified as a Field Spaniel dog.

Physical Features

The Field Spaniel is a mixture of utility and beauty. It's a well balanced, considerable hunter-partner of moderate size, intended for endurance and activity in water and dense cover. It features a respectable carriage; a quiet but docile mentality; is free and easy moving.

A combination of attitude, gait, symmetry and purpose are definitely more essential than any one part for the breed. Height for adults on the withers is eighteen inches for males and seventeen inches for bitches. A single inch change in either case is suitable.

A well balanced dog, relatively longer than high. The ratio of size to height is around 7:6. Steadily built, with average bone, and firm soft muscles. Coat shades appear in black and different colors of liver, without or with tan roan or markings. Some white on the chest is allowed.


The Field Spaniel is uncommonly docile, fun loving, sensitive, intelligent and independent with an excellent appreciation for human company. They could be a bit reserved in first meetings. Any display of aggression, fear, or shyness should not be allowed. They're very self-sufficient in character, but easy-going, captivating, loving, and lively.

Common Health Problems

Due to their long ears, they are susceptible to ear infections, especially after swimming. Also some have been known to suffer from hip dysplasia.

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