The Field Spaniel, originating from the English Cocker Spaniel, was founded in England in the late 1800’s. These particular breeds of Spaniels are and have been extremely rare. Some say they are rare due to the popularity of the Springer Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. The Field Spaniel still makes an excellent hunting dog. This canine is known for its ability to hunt, track, and retrieve. If offered free Field Spaniel puppies, you should cherish the rare but captivating dog.
The Field Spaniel is a medium sized dog just slightly bigger than its relative the Cocker. The fur coat of this fine dog is very smooth and silky. The hair is usually long and feathered under the belly as well as on its chest, ears, tail, and legs. The Field Spaniel has almond shaped eyes and usually has a regal appearance. The average Spaniel grows to be about 18 inches tall and can weigh between 35 pounds and 50 pounds. Their general life expectancy is between 10 and 12 healthy years.
Of the different breeds of Spaniels, the Field Spaniel has one of the easiest personalities. They are both mild tempered and affectionate. They are a very friendly breed of dog for all ages. It has been said, that Field Spaniels tend to lean towards one member of the family over the rest. They are sensitive to verbal communication, meaning they will get very upset if spoken to in a harsh manner. The Field Spaniel is a great addition to any home that will offer a great companion and watchdog.