field spaniel

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field spaniel,

breed of medium-sized sporting dogsporting dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred for pointing, flushing, and retrieving game. These dogs hunt by air scent—as opposed to most hounds, which are ground scenters—and their quarry is primarily game birds.
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 developed in England from crosses between cocker spaniels and Sussex spaniels. It stands about 18 in. (45.7 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 40 lb (18.1 kg). Its medium-length, silky coat is flat or wavy and usually solid black in color, although it may be liver, golden liver, or mahogany red. Its tail is docked. Although the field spaniel is relatively slow, it has great endurance and can be trained as a bird hunter. It is not a common breed in the United States. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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DON'T FORCE IT Karen Balinski also notes that the breed's soft temperament can be an issue in training a field spaniel.
Boyer says that in her opinion, the field spaniel is an ideal dog for a beginning trainer.
In a practical sense, this means that any litter of field spaniel pups can produce hunting prospects.
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.
You still need to read a field spaniel but you have more time to figure out what they're doing because it doesn't happen as fast.
Initially, the learning curve with field spaniels is quite similar to that of field-bred springers," said Sonya Haskell, who owns the only field spaniel outside of England that has won and placed in a field trial, although it was in Canada, as field spaniels are not allowed to run in field trials in the U.
My second field spaniel was very soft, a fact that she hid with her exuberance and keen attitude.
Despite, or perhaps because of its phoenix-like history, the field spaniel is a rarity in the U.