Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Field Spaniel is a sweet, sensitive, and docile dog originally developed for retrieving games from land and water. Although they still have great working ability, these days Field Spaniels are loving family members and companions. These dogs are closely related to Cocker Spaniels and Springer Spaniels.

Field Spaniels will do best in active families who love to spend their time outdoors. If you want your dog to be happy you must provide him with enough daily exercises and activities.

Field Spaniel


17-18 in (43-46 cm)

Field Spaniel


35-50 lb (16-23 kg)

Field Spaniel


Great Britain

Field Spaniel

Life Expectancy:

12-13 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


The coat of Field Spaniels is one of their main features and their coat requires constant care. Weekly brush these dogs to keep their hair shiny and to minimalize shedding. Bathing is required occasionally or if your dog rolls into something dirty.

Field Spaniel coat colors:

  • Black
  • Liver
  • Golden liver
  • Roan


Field Spaniels are very active dogs with a lot of energy and stamina. They will enjoy all fun activities such as canine sports, ball retrieving, etc. These dogs love to be challenged both physically and mentally.  If you don't provide them with enough activities they will become bored and develop behavior problems.


Brilliant dogs who thrive on human contact. Fields Spaniels are excellent family dogs that will enjoy spending time with their family members. They are a good choice for families with children, and they will be great playing partners for them.

Field Spaniels have a high amount of energy that the kids will love because they can play with them for hours. These are very affectionate dogs that get along well with other dogs and animals.


Field Spaniels are healthy dogs with a life expectancy of 12-13 years. There are some problems that can occur in these dogs, but that doesn't mean that every dog will get them.

Health problems include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive retinal atrophy

To be sure that you are getting the healthiest dog possible, always buy him from a responsible dog breeder. Good breeders regularly test their breeding dogs to ensure their puppies will be without inherited diseases.


When searching for Field Spaniel breeders, take your time to find the good ones. Always ask them to show you the health certificates of their breeding dogs. If you have any questions about these dogs you can always ask the breeder and in most cases, they will welcome all your questions and gladly answer them.

World Dog Finder team


Updated at04.09.2023.

Breed History

Field Spaniels were developed in England in the second half of the 19th century. These dogs were created in the time when the dog shows started to rise, and this was the first dog that was developed for exhibitions while still retaining his great working abilities.