Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Hunting dog.
AKC recognized: 1894
AKC group: Sporting
Weight: 40 to 55 lbs
Size: Height: males around 18 inches;
females around 17 inches
Color: Black, liver, golden liver or shades thereof, with or without tan points and small amounts of white.
Life span: 11 to 15 years.
General characteristics/temperament: The Field Spaniel is docile, sensitive, energetic, affectionate, funloving, independent, and intelligent. They are very social and love to be with people, although they may be somewhat reserved with strangers. They have a water resistant coat and webbed feet, and tend to love water. Many love to jump into water puddles and also love to let water drip out of their mouths thoughout the house.
Good with other dogs? Yes
Good watchdog? Yes
Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, obedience, agility, tracking, therapy
Grooming requirement: Regular brushing and trimming of hair around the head, face, ears, throat, and feet. They tend to shed year-round but will shed more in the spring and fall.
Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, ectropion, entropion, heart problems, epilepsy.
Recommended books for further reading:
By Becki Jo Hirschy Wolkenheim
Published in 2001
Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Field Spaniel Society of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Field Spaniel Society of America Rescue
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018