The Field Spaniel is closely related to the Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel, and typically weigh between 37 to 45 pounds. They are easygoing, sensitive, fun-loving, independent, and smart. They have a slightly wavy, thick coat that comes in a variety of colours. They are known for being sweet, fun, and sensitive in addition to active and robust hunting dogs. Field Spaniels are not recommended for cramped living quarters, as they have a very high energy level.
Common Health Conditions
- Subaortic stenosis is a heart defect involving a narrowing just below the aortic valve. This causes the heart to become overworked as it tries to pump blood past this narrow opening.
- Epilepsy is a catch-all term used to describe seizures. These seizures can be caused by a genetic problem, a tumor, high fever, eating a toxic substance, or many other origins.
- Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. Symptoms include chronic ear infections, bacterial infections of the skin, hair loss, lethargy, and depression. This condition is most commonly treated with medication and diet.