Dog breeds: Field Spaniel characteristics and behavior – on Dogalize!
The Field Spaniel dog is a sporting group dog breed developed to retrieve game on land and water. Today, he is the companion of many families.
The dog is original from England. In the late 19th century, hunters were looking for a black spaniel, which was unusual since all hunters were looking for a white dog to be easily spotted. At the same time the Field Spaniel dog was created, dog shows were becoming popular.
When first created, the Field Spaniel dog was very popular. However, crossbreeding caused them to look longer than he was tall and with short legs, which did not make him look like a hunting dog. Popularity dropped as people disliked these new features. A man named Mortimer Smith made an effort to bring back the best shape of the Field Spaniel dog.
This medium-sized dog has a high endurance and is built for heavy duty. He is smaller than the English Springer Spaniel and larger than the English Cocker Spaniel. His coat is large and silky and comes in solid colors of liver, black, or roan.
Field Spaniels are easy-going, smart, and independent. They love to be around people and are very sensitive. They are aloof with strangers but never aggressive. If you give them something to do, they are fun to have.
Caring for a Field Spaniel dog
Keep this dog in a yard with a strong fence. They are not recommended for apartment or condo living. Always make sure he has contact with the family. Locking him down or with no human contact can make this do go neurotic. Provide him with lots of exercise and chances to exercise and explore.
This is an independent dog, so you will need patience to train him. However, this is the best way to keep him from getting bored or mischievous. Use motivational methods and you will have a well-rounded pet.
- These dogs were introduced to the US in 1901. Since 1884 to then the only distinction between these dogs and the Cocker Spaniels was that of size.
- Standards do not accept attitudes of shyness, aggression, or fear.
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