Field Spaniel Breed Profile
The Field Spaniel is one of the best of the Spaniels Breed personality wise. They are independent, yet well mannered and highly affectionate. This breed of dog is known for its docile nature. They have a tendency to get attached to one family member and ignore the others. This breed of dog is not for the kennel environment, as they will become quite neurotic.
They are good with children, yet they don't like to be pestered by children. If they are playing with children, and the play becomes too rough, Field Spaniels will become withdrawn. Socialize early to prevent excessive timidness.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of a Field Spaniel is around 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 35 to 50 lbs.
The most common medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are hip dysplasia and ear infections.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking this breed of dog is out of the question, as these dogs prefer the outdoors. Because of their hunting instincts, it is good to fence in your yard or they will take off after any scent they please. Shedding is average, only requiring a brushing twice a week. However, you must keep the ears clean all the time to prevent ear infections and clip the fur around the ears every few months.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suited for the apartment or condo environment. Also not suited for the frequent traveler. These dogs love to be around people, so the best owner would have a fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog prefers cool climates.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
Owning this breed of dog does not come cheaply. The average cost for this breed of dog ranges from $900 to $1,200 and more each.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. However, socialize early to prevent excessive timidness.
Loves to bark at all hours of the day and night. This is one main reason they are not recommended for the apartment or condo environment!
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