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Field Spaniel



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-1800s and were introduced in America in the 1880s. 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.

Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.

Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.

The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.


Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Field Spaniel


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