Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Field Spaniel demonstrated the desired traits of a Bird Flusher and retrieving dog and is known by its nick name the "Farm Worker ". The origin of the Field Spaniel dog breed was in United Kingdom where it was developed in the 1800's.
Field Spaniel Breed Group and Dog Type - Sporting Dog Group (AKC:1894): The Field Spaniel is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Sporting Dog Group (AKC:1894).
Origin of the name: The name "Field Spaniel" derives from the area in which the dog was used - in the hedgerows surrounding the fields of England. The word 'spaniel' originated in Spain and referred to a surname meaning "Spaniard". It was then transferred as a name for a breed of dog supposedly of Spanish origin.
Other names for the Field Spaniel: The Field Spaniel is known by the nickname of the "Farm Worker ". Other names for this breed of dog include the Furs and Feathers and the Spanial. The "Furs and Feathers" nickname derives from the dogs ability to flush both feathered and fur bearing game for hawks, coursing hounds and nets.
Field Spaniel History and Origin: The country of origin of the Field Spaniel breed was in United Kingdom during the 1800's. The Field Spaniel belongs to the category of Flushing Spaniels, that were once referred to as Land Spaniels. In the late 1800's the Cocker Spaniel and the Sussex Spaniel were cross bred to produce the Field Spaniel that was used for retrieving from water and heavy cover in the hedges that surround the fields of England.
One of the objectives of the breeders was to produce a new large Black Spaniel, slightly high on the leg to enable him to work well in the field and hedgerows, was a great success and the Field Spaniel was born. The Field Spaniel was exported to the US as a Gun Dog (Bird Dog) and was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1894.
Field Spaniel Modern History: The modern history of the Field Spaniel moved on and the breed is now used as a family pet in a rural setting and a good companion.
Field Spaniel Height: The Field Spaniel breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 18 inches (46 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.
Field Spaniel Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 35 - 50 pounds (16 - 22.5 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.
Field Spaniel Coat Type: The coat type is described as a long, water-proof, single coat.
Field Spaniel Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Liver, Black, Liver & Tan, Black & Tan, Liver Roan and Blue Roan. N.B. The roan coat of a main color is thickly interspersed with hairs of another color, typically black mixed with white.
The word "Blue" is used to describe a cool-toned, metallic gray color. The word "liver" signifies any shade from yellow to brown.
Field Spaniel Grooming - HIGH Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Field Spaniel are categorized as high in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The high grooming needs of the Field Spaniel is considered to be high-maintenance and requires almost daily brushing and combing. Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.
Field Spaniel Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 4-6 puppies. Field Spaniel puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Field Spaniel puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Field Spaniel Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Easygoing, Docile, Sociable, Adaptable and Companionable.
Field Spaniel Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Field Spaniel requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has a strident, straight, powerful gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.
If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.
Field Spaniel Diet: A fully grown Field Spaniel should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Field Spaniel Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Field Spaniel breed include Eye Infections, Eye Infections. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Field Spaniel dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Field Spaniel Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Field Spaniel breed is 10-12 years.
Field Spaniel Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Field Spaniel breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Field Spaniel names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Jesse *** Maximus *** Cain *** Spike *** Gus *** Ezra *** Duke *** Buster *** Jinx *** Bruno *** Rocky.
Field Spaniel Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Field Spaniel names are Chloe *** Emma *** Honey *** Tasha *** Baby *** Cleo *** Annie *** Molly *** Sandy *** Bella *** Angel.