The origins of this purebred date back to the 19th century. The Field was considered to be around 25 pounds heavier than the Springer and Cocker Spaniel. Their main work was to catch small birds and animal which their masters would shoot. Before the 1900s, breeders decided to cross this dog with the Springer Spaniel, to give it better looks. Unfortunately, the experiment didn’t work as the results were unattractive and bulky. Their numbers dropped drastically even though they performed well in dog shows. During the early 19th century, people crossed the Field with the Basset Hound, which gave the dog many genetic health complications. Currently, they are on the verge of extinction, which is evident from the fact that the Kennel Club registered only 51 of them in 2009.
Temperament & Personality
Field Spaniels are affectionate dogs who blend well with all members of the family. They remain loyal to their owners and amuse them by doing a lot of mischievous acts. The energy level of these dogs is quite high, which makes them efficient watchdogs. They behave nicely even with other pets and small children.