Field Spaniel FCI Standard
By the XX century the Field Spaniel was nearly extinct. The few remaining breeders decided to cross the dog with the English Springer Spaniel that improved some health problems and altered its appearance.
In 1879 the first Field Spaniel was registered in America, but only in 1894 the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed. The United Kennel Club (UKC) fully recognized the Field Spaniel in 1984.
The Field Spaniel is sensitive and without attention can become nervous and anxious. The best living condition for this breed house or condo with a yard. Your dog will get on well with other dogs and also cats. However, to prevent the Field Spaniel from chasing small animals like birds and rabbits, you need to start socialization as early as possible.
• canine hip dysplasia (CHD);
• elbow dysplasia;
• heart problems;
• ear infections;
• different eye problems;
• patellar luxation;
• Cushing’s disease;
If you don’t want your dog to be timid and fearful, expose it to new people, places, and experiences as often as possible. This breed tends to become attached to only one person, so you need to help your puppy to develop bonds with other members of the family and other dogs.
The Field Spaniel is very playful and will enjoy games like fetching or be a part of any outdoor family activity. You dog will a good companion for running or cycling. The Field spaniel is especially good at hunting, retrieving and tracking.