Field Spaniel

Description:
The field Spaniel is a medium sized hunting dog that has been endowed with beauty and nobleness. This dog is very symmetrical and is very resistant and loves outdoor activities. An adult male's height is around forty-six centimeters and the females are around two and a half centimeters less. It should look a little longer than it is in height. The head is well proportioned and its ears are moderately long and wide. The muzzle should look long and clean but should not look pointy; the lips have a dark complexion. This dog's neck is long and slightly arched, muscular and clean, the back is straight and firm and its chest is long. The tail sis lowly inserted and is usually docked. The coat of this dog is moderately long, thick, shiny and straight or slightly wavy. The color of the field Spaniel is black, liver color or roan.

Ideal owner:
Although the field Spaniel is an active dog, it isn't a nervous one. This breed has a very balanced personality and it is naturally very intelligent. These dogs are often times used for hunting in the United States and in England however there aren't a lot of them in these countries. This dog gets along well with children and it enjoys being inside the house as much as it enjoys being outside. It can be quite loud with its barking to which it will be necessary to correct it carefully.

Growth:
At birth a field Spaniel should weigh around 170 grams. It grows pretty quickly and around eight weeks of age it should weigh around two or three kilograms. At five days of birth the tail is usually docked. Find out if this procedure is allowed in your country though. The spurs are usually removed between three and five days of birth as well. A field Spaniel normally reaches its maximum weight around nine months of age, but it reaches full maturity at eleven to thirteen months in the case of the females, and males reach full maturity between twelve and sixteen months. If you are looking into getting a field Spaniel make sure to pick one that is extroverted and does not look fearful. This dog needs to get fed twice a day until it has turned seven moths, after this it will only need to be fed once a day; obviously this factor depends on the dog too and how much physical activity it has etc. The ideal is to talk to your veterinarian to know exactly how much to feed it.

General health:
Since this isn't the most common dog in the world, there is not very much veterinary information as far as its health is concerned. Pyometra and hip dysphasia has been seen though, however the cause of these is not known. Breeders have also informed of an abnormal type of hypothyroidism that sometimes occurs to females after they have given birth. This dog is sensitive to anesthetics and the veterinarian will need to take this point into account.

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