Field Spaniel

Breed Details


Exercise Requirements:

Grooming Requirements:


16-23 Kg (Approx)

Life Span:

12-13 years


Well balanced, noble, upstanding sporting Spaniel built for activity and endurance.

The Field Spaniel coat comes in solid colours of black and liver, or in roan. Tan points, white markings on the throat and the chest can be ticked or the same colour as the rest of the body.

They have a moderately long single coat with no undercoat. Feathering of the fur appears on the chest, belly, ears and on the back of the legs. The coat is not as heavy as that of a Cocker Spaniel but requires grooming in order to prevent mats from appearing in the fur.


The Field Spaniel is a medium-sized dog breed of spaniel type. They were originally developed to be all-black show dogs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and were unpopular for work as a hunting dog. However, during the mid-20th century they were redeveloped as a longer-legged dog that was more suitable to be used for field work.


The Field Spaniel is an active and inquisitive breed, and makes a good companion. However, if left alone and unoccupied for long periods of time, they may become bored and destructive.

They are suitable for dog agility and hunting. However, they are patient with children and like to stay close to their family. When socialised, they are good with other dogs.

They are generally docile and independent, and are not as excitable as Cocker Spaniels.


The lovely single coat is one of the breed's most attractive features but requires regular care and maintenance. Weekly brushing and combing will keep the coat shiny and help to reduce shedding. Fields may need minimal trimming about the head and feet. The breed is not to be body clipped as some other spaniels. Their ears should be checked regularly for any signs of infection.