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Field Spaniel

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 50 lbs.

Height: 17" - 18"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; progressive retinal atrophy; hypothyroidism; cataracts

Origin: England

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Field Spaniel requires long walks every day and will appreciate the opportunity to run in a secure, open space.

Grooming Needs

The Field Spaniel needs brushed several times per week.

Temperament

The Field Spaniel is reputed to be the calmest and most affectionate of all the Spaniel breeds. This dog makes a loyal, loving family companion. It will get along well with gentle children if socialized early. The Field Spaniel performs well in obedience classes and greets strangers with a warm reception. If exercised properly, this breed will adapt well to city living.

Compatibility with Kids

Gets along well with children and other animals if socialized early. Spaniels are thought to be one of the best family dogs.

History

The Field Spaniel was developed in the 1800s in England to hunt and retrieve birds.

Pet Facts

The Field Spaniel comes in several colors: black, liver, golden, and roan. They can have tan markings.