Field Spaniel Rescue Information: Field Spaniels are celebrated for their wonderful personalities. They are calm, loyal, affectionate family pets. Field Spaniels are similar to, but slightly larger and heavier than, Cocker Spaniels. This breed is docile and wonderful with children, but Field Spaniels do not tolerate teasing well. Field Spaniels need to be with people or they may become neurotic and withdrawn. Field Spaniels are very sensitive, especially to the voice of their masters. Training should be firm but gentle. Field Spaniels are best suited to a home with a large fenced yard.
Field Spaniel Trivia: Field Spaniels are descended from the English Cocker Spaniel. From the 1800's to the 1920's, Field Spaniels were bred to be much longer than English Cocker Spaniels; their length became quite exaggerated. Field Spaniels almost disappeared during the World Wars as families chose Cocker Spaniels much more often. After World War II, only four Field Spaniels remained. All modern Field Spaniels are descended from these four. Field Spaniels have been bred with Springer Spaniels to strengthen the gene pool.