Fun Field Spaniel Facts For Kids

Anusuya Mukherjee
Oct 20, 2022 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
One of the Field Spaniel facts is that this breed loves to explore the world.

Fun-loving, sweet, easygoing, a beautiful coat, and loves biking and hiking are few qualities of a Field Spaniel. If you or your friends are looking for dogs, a Field Spaniel is the best choice.

In the 18th century, England was famous for dog shows, which gave breeders a large platform to introduce more dog breeds. Then, the standard color of Field Spaniels was a black-colored and medium-sized dog, which was difficult for the hunters to locate these dogs in the field.

In the 19th century, the spaniel dogs were divided according to their weight. In the 20th century, they were re-designed as long-legged dogs suitable for fieldwork.

These breeds have been registered as a Vulnerable Native Breed by The Kennel Club. In comparison to other spaniels, this dog is a rare breed. This breed has wholly disappeared in the United States.

The Field Spaniels' appearance is a mix of Cocker Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, and English Springer Spaniels family. These breeds gain their popularity in hunting and dog shows.

Below are a few fantastic and fun facts about the Field Spaniel dog breed. You may also like reading about other breeds from our other articles Chihuahua and mini Bernedoodle.

Field Spaniel Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Field Spaniel?

A Field Spaniel can be described as a medium-sized dog with a glossy coat that is either black, some shade of liver roan, or sometimes the combinations of the two. They are fun-loving, loyal, sensitive, and easy-going temperament.

They enjoy spending time with people and are very patient with children, though they are very reserved by nature. They take time to mingle with strangers.

What class of animal does a Field Spaniel belong to?

The Field Spaniel dog breed belongs to the kingdom Animalia and class Mammalia. They are very close to English Springer Spaniel, and Cocker Spaniel breeds family. These dogs were initially bred for hunting in the fields and later they performed well in dog shows.

How many Field Spaniels are there in the world?

The Field Spaniel is a rare breed and has gradually declined since 2000. A total of 51 dogs were registered in 2009 with The Kennel Club.

The main reason behind this was this dog initially started gaining popularity, but its medium-size, large head and too much fur on its body did not make this dog a perfect hunting dog. The popularity started diminishing. The current status of the total count of this breed is not listed.

Where does a Field Spaniel live?

In the '90s, the Field Spaniel was initially developed for hunting. In the 20th century, they were re-designed as a longer-legged dog used in the fieldwork.

Though they are good at hunting and fields, they love to stay in the house. These breeds are not suitable for small apartments as these dogs need more exercise to keep them active and healthy. So, an apartment or house with a big lawn is good for them.

What is a Field Spaniel's habitat?

The Field Spaniel can survive in warm and moderately cold climates. They cannot stay in a sweltering climate. They are not suitable for small apartments as they need ample open space or a farm to run and jump.

Who do Field Spaniels live with?

The Field Spaniels are easy-going, owner-friendly, and affectionate breeds that love to please the children with their docile nature. They love to live with humans and live along with other animals that include cats, and the birds should be kept away from them, as they might harm them.

How long does a Field Spaniel live?

The Field Spaniel breed has a life span of 12-13 years. They are healthy dogs, but their life span can vary due to some health problems.

How do they reproduce?

The reproduction process is through sexual reproduction. After mating with a male Spaniel, the female Field Spaniel becomes pregnant and gives birth to the puppies.

The gestation period of these dogs is approximately 63 days from the date of mating. The average litter size of the Field Spaniels is four to six puppies. The litter size can vary due to various reasons, including the mother's health.

What is their conservation status?

The Field Spaniel breed was developed in the 1800s and was very popular for several years until it was involved in the show ring. These dog shows changed the hunting dogs into show dogs. Presently, this breed's future is bleak, and the conversation status is not listed. They have been registered as a Vulnerable Native Breed by Kennel Club.

Field Spaniel Fun Facts

What do Field Spaniels look like?

The Field Spaniel dogs are of moderate length and weight, with a long, flat, or slightly wavy coat, which protects them from thorns, water, and heat. They have a single coat. These breeds are primarily black, liver, golden liver, roan coat, they have sharp teeth with strong jaws. Shoulders are long and sloppy. They have a long neck which helps them to retrieve game easily. Their eyes are almond-shaped with dark brown to hazel. Some of the Field Spaniel's qualities are hunting, retrieving, and tracking. These dogs are great swimmers and like splashing and slobbering in water.

How cute are they?

The Field Spaniel dog breed is cute, playful, and docile by nature. These dogs are suitable as family dogs. They generally like playing with children and other family members. They are sometimes sensitive and would walk away from rough children. 

How do they communicate?

The Field Spaniel does communicate with the same breed and with their owners. Like any other dogs, they also communicate through barks, growls, howls, screams, pants, and sighs.

They express their affection by wagging their tail. They love to cuddle in their owners' arms when they feel loved. These dogs being vocal by nature, tend to express their unhappiness by barking at strangers or chewing their toys, and biting when they are aggressive.

These Field Spaniels understand the human language very well. So, we need to train them with positive empowerment.

How big is a Field Spaniel?

The Field Spaniel animals are medium-sized dog canine breeds. The male breed stands at 18 in (46 cm) tall, and the female breed stands at 17 in (43 cm). Comparatively, male breeds are taller than female breeds. The Field Spaniels are long rather than tall. By 12 months, they are fully grown up.

How fast can a Field Spaniel run?

The energy level of Field Spaniel is very high. This dog's exact speed is unknown; however, they are mostly known for their hunting and sporting skills. The best thing about this breed is that they give 100% when they are out in the field. This breed can run at a fast pace for a more extended period.

How much does a Field Spaniel weigh?

A fully grown male and female Field Spaniels' weight is between 35-50 lb (16-22.6 kg) and a six-month-old Field Spaniel puppy weight can be 20-45 lb (9-20 kg).

What are their male and female names of the species?

There is no particular name for the female and male Field Spaniel breed. The male Spaniel is addressed as a 'dog', and the female Spaniel is addressed as a 'bitch'.

What would you call a baby Field Spaniel?

A Field Spaniel baby is called a 'puppy'. These are a few nicknames you can name your Field Spaniel puppies such as Max, Rocky, or Teddy.

What do they eat?

Field Spaniels can be food lovers, but how much to feed your dog depends on its size, age, and energy level. Like any other dog, these breeds should be fed good quality food.

These dogs are more active and need more exercise to stay healthy, so they need more food. A Field Spaniel's meal should be divided into two meals per day, that is one to two cups.

However, the puppies are small in size with small stomachs; they should be fed three to four times a day and can reduce the quantity when they grow up. If you are giving high-quality dog food, please refer to your veterinarian for suggestions.

Are they slobbery?

The Field Spaniel breeds do not slobber or drool much. They only drool when they are chewing some toys or treats and when they are excited.

Would they make a good pet?

A Field Spaniel is an excellent pet for the family, as it is a social and adaptable breed. These breeds are commonly known as family dogs or show dogs. This breed is uncommon, but looking for a family companion and a hunter dog, the Field Spaniel is the best.

These breeds are loyal and go best with their owners. A Field Spaniel can sometimes be reserved with strangers. They may become destructive or aggressive if they do not get enough exercise.

Did you know...

There were no Field Spaniels in the United States until 1879. The first registered Field Spaniel in America was 'Dash' which was imported by Mr. A. H. Moore. The Field Spaniel Society of America was formed in 1978.

Did you know that there are four types of Spaniel dogs?

1) Field English Springer Spaniel: These breeds are healthy dogs known as gun dogs among the spaniel family. They are used for retrieving games and flushing.

2) English Field Cocker Spaniel: This dog is also a breed of gun dog. These dogs are famous for producing the most varied numbers of pups.

3) Sprocker Spaniel: The field-bred Springer spaniel facts are that these are hybrid dogs, and they are a very active and loyal breed.

4) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club have classified Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the toy group.

These breeds are divided into two categories, working Spaniels and show Spaniels.

Working Spaniels breeds are the ones who take active participation in hunting and sporting. The pet owners prefer them as these dogs were more into hunting. As the name defines, show Spaniels are bred to look good and win dog shows.

These dogs are intelligent and quick learners, and it is easy to train the positive training method at a very early stage.

Comparisons with other Spaniels

Though these breeds look alike and are from the same Spaniels family, they are different in many aspects. The Field Spaniel breed is more sizeable than a field-bred English Cocker Spaniel and smaller than a Field Springer Spaniel.

Compared to Cocker or a Springer, the Field Spaniel temperament is steady. When compared, the color Field Spaniel has is a darker fur than the other Spaniels, and they have no undercoat.

A Field Spaniels' weight is between 35-50 lb (16-22.6 kg), while English Cocker Spaniel only weighs about 26-34 lb (12-15 kg).

Field Spaniels tend to bark more compared to English Cocker Spaniel. The Field Spaniels have a silky, slightly wavy coat and the English Cocker Spaniel has a feathered coat.

Getting your own Field Spaniel

Before you get a Field Spaniel puppy home, you need to know about their temperament, living style, food habits, grooming, training, and mainly about their health conditions. Here are a few lists of things to keep in your mind.

The Field Spaniel has a high energy level, and they need plenty of space to run around and play most of the time, so your apartment should have a big lawn. They can burn their calories and have a fun time with kids. They need regular physical and mental exercise. Take them for a long walk.

Like other dogs, Field Spaniels do not like being alone, and they need the company of children or their owners. These dogs need more social exposure to people or they develop a shy nature.

They are easy to groom, though they have a dense coat. The Field Spaniel tends to shed more. To control them from shedding and to make them look beautiful, we need to brush their coat once a week. Sometimes trimming is also necessary.

To protect them from gum disease and bad breath, brush your dog's teeth twice or thrice a week.

Did you know that these dogs may suffer from various health issues like Low thyroid, Hip dysplasia, Ectropion, and Entropion? Regular health check-ups are a must with your veterinary to monitor their health conditions.

Finding a breeder can be a little hectic as it takes time, patience, and lots of communication and research is required. Though the Field Spaniel is a healthy breed, they sometimes suffer from genetic health issues, and it is not easy to tell whether a puppy is healthy until they grow up.

So, it is suggested that you search for the best and most reputable breeder who is well versed with the dog's family history.

Breeders charge between $1800-$2800 for a single puppy which is very costly. You can reach out to the local shelter or rescue organization, or you can follow a few pet groups on social media.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals including Pitbull Chihuahua mix, or Cheagle.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our dog running coloring pages.


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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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