Field Spaniel Breed

General Information

Dog Name: Field Spaniel

Dog breed Group: Sporting dogs

Size Category: Medium dog breeds

Height: Ranges from one foot, four inches to one foot, seven inches (measured form the shoulder).

Weight: Ranges from 37 to 45 pounds.

Lifespan: Ranges from 10 to 12 years.

Brief History

The Field Spaniel originates from nineteenth century England, where it was used for hunting birds and small animals. It was considered to be the same breed as the English Cocker Spaniel until the early twentieth century, when it was decided that dogs weighing over 25 pounds would be considered a Field Spaniel. This breed is extremely rare, most likely due to the immense popularity of the English Cocker Spaniel.

Dog Breed Characteristics

A. Protection Ability

These are placid dogs that wouldn’t think to attack an intruder. They are, however, effective watch dogs who maintain a state of alertness and will bark a warning to strangers.

B. Ease of Training

The Field Spaniel is eager to please, and its origins as a hunter and watch dog means that it is disciplined and receptive to training. This breed is very easy to train, and if given the chance they will stand out from the crowd in obedience tasks.

C. Playfulness

Field Spaniels can be reserved with strangers, but they shower their owners in love. They are playful and gentle, especially with children. They prefer quiet play to rough and tumble.

D. Exercise needs

This breed is moderately active, and likes to run throughout the day. They’re natural explorers and will occasionally follow their nose rather than their owner’s commands. Field Spaniels have lots of energy and owners should walk this breed at least once a day.

E. Adaptability

This breed has too much energy for apartment living and they’re reluctant to spend much time alone. With a bit of research and determination, novice owners can handle this breed.

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