The Field Spaniel has a long body in relation to its height, and a silky, flat coat. The breed was originally divided into two categories, the lighter of which became the Cocker Spaniel.
History of Field Spaniel
After the Field Spaniel was separated from the Cocker in 1892, crossings with Sussex Spaniels (see p.72) led to a temporary deterioration in type and soundness, which threatened the breed’s existence.
Although popular as a gundog, the breed has not done well in the show ring.
Identification keys of Field Spaniel
wide, almond-shaped eyes
long, well-feathered ears
very long ribcage
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History of Welsh Springer Spaniel
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History of Labrador Retriever
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