Non-sporting Breeds

Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog:18 in (45-47cm) Bitch: 17 in (42.5cm)
Weight: 35-55 lb (15.5-25kg)
Coat: Long, flat, silky, and glossy, without curls
Color: Black, liver, or roan with tan markings; clear black, white, or liver and white unacceptable

The Field Spaniel has the same origin as the Cocker Spaniel,being,in effect,a larger version of it,and early litters sometimes contained both.Then in 1892, the varieties went their separate ways.While the Cocker was improved greatly, the Field Spaniel was bred to produce an exageratedly long body and short legs,and its popularity and numbers declined sharply. In 1948 the Field Spaniel Society was reformed in Britain and considerable work was undertaken by dedicated enthusiasts.This resulted in a better proportioned standard type evolving that is breeding true and producing some very nice specimens. Despite this,the Field Spaniel is still rarely seen in its country of origin outside the show ring. It is recognized in the US, but very few sPecimens are registered there. The Field Spaniel has an equable temperament and makes a good household pet and gundog. Like other spaniels,it thrives on plenty of exercise, and needs to be brushed and combed every day, taking care that its coat does not become matted.
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