Originating in England, Field Spaniels were bred to be used for hunting purposes and were developed to work specifically in heavily covered land and also in water.
The Field Spaniel is a well-balanced, elegant hunting breed with great endurance that closely resembles the Cocker Spaniel. They have a graceful-looking walk like they are floating on air due to their long, silky coat. Their coat is flat or slightly wavy, long, glossy, and water-resistant that comes in black, various shades of liver, or both. Their eyes are almond-shaped, medium-sized, deep-set, and range from a hazel to dark brown color. The ears are wide, moderately long, and are covered in long, silky hair. The muzzle is long and the nose is large and brown or black depending on the color of the coat.
Field Spaniels are usually characterized as having a sensitive, playful, and independent personality. Due to their sensitivity, they do not respond well to tough training methods - gentle, positive reinforcement will make them more likely to respond. They get along well with children and other dogs, but they can be reserved around strangers and will eventually warm up to them because of their love for human company. Considered fairly active, Field Spaniels require regular exercise, but they can do well in apartments if they are taken on daily walks.