General Information

Dog NameField Spaniel
Other NamesField
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeSpaniel
Breed ForField Dog
Country of OriginUnited Kingdom (UK)

Physical And Size

Min Life Span12
Max Life Span14
Min Ideal Weight for male15
Max Ideal Weight for male22
Min Ideal Weight for female15
Max Ideal Weight for male22


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentFun-loving, Smart, Sensitive
Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyMedium
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyMedium
Dog FriendlyHigh
Office FriendlyLow
Apartment FriendlyLow
Senior Citizens FriendlyLow
Service DogLow
Search and Rescue DogLow
Biting PotentialLow
Country of OriginEngland
Nicknames and Other NamesField
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePurebred
GroupGundog, Sporting Group
Bred ForShow dog, Field dog,
Hunting dog
Life Span12-14 years
Ideal Weight35-50 (male and female)
Ideal HeightMale: 17-19 inches
Female: 16-18 inches
Fur TypeMedium length, flat or mildly wavy,
Common ColorsGolden Liver Roan, Blue Roan, Black,
Golden Liver, Liver Roan, Liver
MarkingsTan markings
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToSussex Spaniel

Field Spaniels love people and are eager to please, loyal and loving. Sometimes the water-loving nature comes out of them and they may use their water bowl as for playing, making quite a mess around the house.

If you are looking for a medium-sized dog with energy to spare, consider the Field Spaniel. Field Spaniel is larger than the English Cocker Spaniel and smaller than the English Springer Spaniel.

Origin and History

The Field Spaniel was developed in England during the second half of the 19th century in an effort to produce a medium-sized hunting dog that could work equally well on land, in water or in dense climate. The Field Spaniel was created at the time that dog shows were becoming popular.

The AKC registered its first Field Spaniel in 1894, but when a fire destroyed most of this breed in 1909, the breed almost disappeared in the United States. The last registration of a Field Spaniel occurred in 1930.

Are Field Spaniel child friendly?

Yes, Field Spaniels are child-friendly and they love to play with children, but they should be handled properly. Like with every breed always supervise the interaction between Field Spaniels and young children to prevent any ear tugging and tail pulling of either party.

Always teach your child how to interact with Field Spaniel dogs. They should be taught not to disturb the dog when it is sleeping or taking food. The dogs can bite the children when doing so. Taking the dogs to the kinder garten classes is another option.

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Field Spaniel dog with kid source:

Behavior, temperament and personality

The behavior of Field Spaniels is easygoing, sensitive, fun-loving, independent, and smart because they enjoy living with people, although they may be reserved when they first meet strangers. No Filed Spaniels should be shy, fearful, or aggressive.

Temperament of Field Spaniel is affected by training and socialization because they need early socialization which includes exposure to many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences. Socialization ensures the growth of puppy to be a well-rounded dog.

The personality of Filed Spaniel can be developed by enrolling him to puppy kindergarten classes. Inviting visitors and taking the dog to busy parks and gardens can develop his social skills. This can also make them active and require exercise.

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Field Spaniel dog.
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The Field Spaniel is a very docile, loving breed and they have a strong desire to please their owners. They typically do well with dog training, particularly if it begins early when the dog is of 6-8 weeks.

The Field Spaniels are somewhat sensitive, they do best with positive dog training methods of praise and reward. This breed should be well-socialized from a young age to overcome wariness towards strangers.

Facts of Field Spaniel

Some of the facts related with Field spaniels are as follows:

  • The weight of male Field Spaniels is 35 to 50 lbs and weight of female is 35 t 50 lbs
  • The height of male Field Spaniels is 18 inches and female is 17 inches
  • Field Spaniels have natural floppy ears
  • Field Spaniels require exercise 40 minutes per day
  • Field Spaniels are very energetic
  • Field Spaniels have life span of 12 to 14 years
  • The tendency of barking is low
  • Field Spaniels are bred for bird flushing and retrieving
  • AKC classified Field Spaniels as sporting dogs
  • UKC classified Field Spaniels as gundog
Facts of Field Spaniel dog

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesEye Problems, Autoimmune Hypothyroidism,
Hypothyroidism, Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy,
Heart Problems
Vaccination RequiredLeptospirosis, Canine Parainfluenza, Rabies,
CanineDistemper, Canine Parvovirus,
Kennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage to High
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 25%
Fat: 10%
Fish Oil

Field Spaniels are generally healthy but like all breeds, they are prone to certain health issues. Some of the health problems are given below:

  • Ear infection: Its floppy ears can trap moisture and cause ear infections.
  • Hip dysplasia: It is a condition in which the hip joint is weakened due to abnormal growth.
  • Allergies: Ear infection also accompany inhalant allergies.
  • Cancer: The tumors are surgically removed and others are treated with chemotherapy.
  • Cataracts: It is an opacity on the lens of eye which causes difficulty in seeing
  • Ectropion: It is a condition of rolling  out or sagging of the eyelid
  • Epilepsy: It is a disorder that causes seizures



The average cost of the Field Spaniel puppies is about $800 to $1000 USD


Field Spaniels have height of 43 to 46 cm and they have mass of 16 to 20 kg


Field Spaniels are found in following different colors:

  • Black
  • Liver
  • Black and Tan
  • Blue Roan
  • Liver Roan
  • Liver and Tan

Which dog breeds are they similar to?

Some of the breeds similar to Field Spaniels are as follows:

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