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Field Spaniel

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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