Spaniel–Field

The Field Spaniel resembles a Cocker Spaniel but is larger and longer. Their size is moderate, the Field Spaniel is muscular and fast with feathered legs, chest, ears, tails and belly. Their face is gorgeous with a large nose, floppy ears, round almond eyes of a hazel or chestnut colour. The coat of a Field Spaniel is usually a solid colour but some do have a speckled coats.

Country of Origin
England
Colour
Liver, black or can even be speckled (roan), however some dogs do have tan markings.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
Height (males) 39 to 41cms; Bitches 38 to 39cms at the withers. Both sexes weigh between 12.75 to 14.5kgs.
Health
The Field Spaniel has beautiful floppy ears but they tend to be prone to issues like mites and infections. Eye problems can also occur including cataract and progressive degeneration.
Life Span
10 – 12 years
Intelligence
Field Spaniels love mental stimulation. They are quick learners and eager to please which means they train best with vocal positive reinforcement. A bored Field Spaniel can be destructive, seeking out their own adventures and becoming stubborn when challenged. It's best to keep them challenged and occupied.
Exercise
High
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

As adults, the Field Spaniel can very greedy so care must be taken to avoid obesity!

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
After the normal costs for caring for you puppy, remember that there will be the occasional requirement from trimming.
Excercise
Field Spaniels are energetic and active animals who need lots of exercise and space to run free. They are good swimmers and love to chase and retrieve in water so you need to care for their safety.
Ailments
The Field Spaniel has beautiful floppy ears but they tend to be prone to issues like mites and infections. Eye problems can also occur including cataract and progressive degeneration.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

The silky coat of the Field Spaniel makes regular maintenance very important. They should be brushed twice a week, scissor any straw hair and their ears should be kept clean and stray hair removed. Bathing should happen every one-two weeks in summer, but once a month is sufficient in winter.

Grooming Frequency
Twice a week
Trimming
Moderate
The Field Spaniel originated from England in the 1800s. This beautiful dog is unfortunately rare due to the great popularity of the Cocker Spaniels.


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