Field spaniel


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Field spaniel

a medium-sized (35-50 lb), muscular gun dog with the general spaniel characteristics of pendulous ears, docked tail, and flat or wavy coat with feathering on the legs, ears and under the body, in solid colors, usually liver or black. The nose is characteristically very long, which supposedly gives it great scenting ability.
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There are around 100 to 120 field spaniel puppies born in the U.
If you think this is the breed for you, your search should start early and you should talk with the breeders on the Field Spaniel Society of America's Breeder Referral List.
While field spaniels remain rare in this country--they ranked 140th on the AKC's breed registration list in 2013--there is a growing recognition among spaniel-loving hunters that this is, for the most part, a healthy, good looking and versatile breed with an excellent desire to hunt and a really good nose.
Since field spaniels were developed to hunt the blackthorn of the English midlands, they adapt well to these conditions and excel working in tight cover or small fields.
The easy answer for someone looking to own a field spaniel would be to tell them 'get one from a hunting kennel,' said Sonya Haskell.
The field spaniel community is small so everyone knows everyone else and has a good understanding of their breeding programs.
I have been humbled many times by field spaniels but I've also gotten quite a few 'wows' with them.
Some things that work well with other breeds seem to transfer well to field spaniels but others do not.