Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is a rare, good-looking, hunting dog that hails from England, and which successfully survived extinction to emerge as a domestic companion. Despite a pleasant and relatively grounded temperament, the breed is not really suitable for modern apartments.

History

This breed shares its ancestry with the English Cocker Spaniel, weight being the only differentiator between these breeds; individual dogs over 25 kg were deemed Field Spaniels. These large Spaniels subsequently were cross-bred to result in shorter, longer and heavier progeny, which was no longer suitable for hunting purposes and nearly became extinct.

The breed was revived to restore its original form with enhanced hunting capabilities by crossing it with English Springer Spaniels – the present-day population literally being traceable to four individual Field Spaniels from the '50s.

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The Field Spaniel has all the characteristics desirable in a companion dog – be it...

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