Description: Dogs of this breed are gentle, affectionate, intelligent, temperamental, playful and slightly stubborn. Field Spaniels are very calm indoors.
Itís believed they have a tendency to become devoted to one member of a family and ignore the others. If play with the children of their family/owner/handler becomes too rough, Field Spaniels tend to become withdrawn. Make sure that children do not harass the dog. This could harm its naturally agreeable nature.
Height: 19 - 20 inches
Weight: 49 - 53 lbs.
Colors: Liver and white, black and white, tan markings
Coat: Close, straight and weather resistant; never coarse
Temperament: Willing, active, faithful, intelligent
With Children: Yes, with proper socialization.
With Pets: Yes
Special Skills: Field sports dog and family pet
Care and Exercise: Regular grooming of the coat with a stiff bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary. Occasional trimming of ears and pads of the feet. It is recommended he receive professional grooming once or twice a year. Needs long daily walks and the opportunity to run and play off leash.
Training: May be headstrong, but is intelligent, learns easily and has a desire to learn.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - High, Problem Solving - High
Activity: Indoors - Medium - High, Outdoors - High
Living Environment: Enjoys living in the house but having a fenced in backyard. Does not do well in small apartment or with people who live a sedentary life.
Health Issues: Usually sound and healthy. May have eye abnormalities or ear infections.
Life Span: 10 - 15 Years
Litter Size: 7
Country of Origin: England
History: One of the oldest spaniels, he was originally known as the Norfolk Spaniel. He gained his title of "springer" because of his usefulness in "springing" game for the gun.
First Registered by the AKC: 1910
AKC Group: Sporting Group