The Field Spaniel is a versatile and hard-working hunter of field and stream and also one of the rarest spaniel breeds. They originated in England in the mid 1800’s and were introduced in America in the 1880’s. They were grouped together with Cocker Spaniels until the 20th century, when their larger size won them recognition as a separate breed. As family pets, they are gentle and affectionate companions who want to be active participants in all fun family activities. They can be reserved around new people but are quick to warm up their new acquaintances. Their medium length, single coat can be black, liver, or golden-liver in color (tan points or white markings are acceptable) and requires moderate grooming and trimming. They are an energetic breed so they will need daily exercise to feel and behave their best.