Developed as a hunting dog in 19th century England, the Field Spaniel remains a remarkably trainable, energetic dog.Field Spaniels are known for their amazing personalities; they are loyal, friendly, loving, smart, and above all, independent. The Field Spaniel is a very active and energetic dog. You should consider a smaller, less active breed if you do not have a yard.
They require a lot of exercise and you should take time out of your day to make sure they are getting plenty of exercise. They have another special requirement, grooming. You will need to brush out their long, wavy coats at least twice a week. This is a very important aspect of keeping this dog, so be fully prepared to deal with it when the time comes. They are docile dogs but are reserved when strangers are around.
Some socialization might be necessary upon bringing this breed into your home. Field Spaniels are known for their laid-back and affectionate personalities. They can be trained to do mostly anything you would expect a dog to do; tricks, games, hunting, you name it, and these dogs can probably do it. They are known for giving their owners the best of both worlds when it comes to dog breeds; they take the best traits of common pet dogs and the best traits of hunting dogs and blend them together to make one magnificent breed.
You really cannot go wrong with a Field Spaniel.The Field Spaniel is a unique looking dog. They stand about a foot and a half tall and weigh an average of 40 pounds. They are usually either black or light brown in color. Their coats are “waterproofed” and they have feathering over their legs, ears, and bodies like Setters. The Field Spaniel has a relatively large nose, long ears, and large, expressive eyes.
In the early 20th century, the Field Spaniel was separated from Cocker Spaniels only because of size differences. Over the years they have become a very distinct breed and are loved by countless families, hunters, and breeders across the globe. They tend to be hardier and tougher than your average Cocker Spaniel.
Field Spaniels are especially susceptible to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, and hypothyroidism. Because of their long coats, they need to be brushed and combed at least twice a week and often their heads, necks, ears, legs, and tails need a bit of trimming.