Breed Profile

Field Spaniel

Field Spaniel
The Field Spaniel breed evolved about 150 years ago, and was developed in the English countryside. The Field is a very old breed, first known as the Black Spaniel or Land Spaniel, but is now predominantly liver (brown) in colour, arising from crossing the Sussex Spaniel and after World War II with the English Springer Spaniel.

A NSW breeder re-introduced the Field Spaniel into Australia in 1989. The number of Field Spaniels is slowly increasing.


Field Spaniels can quite easily live to 13 years of age, but with lots of care and the right nutrition given in its diet they will often live up to 15 years of age.


This is a breed for the energetic! They are active, tireless and inquisitive and can be noisy and if not fully occupied can be destructive. The Field Spaniel is a loving and sensitive breed that adores being with people and involved in all the household activity. The Field Spaniel requires firm and consistent training. They enjoy traveling and car rides.


The Field Spaniel will enjoy other pets for company as they love to play all day. They should be familiarised with other household pets at an early age.


One of the largest of the Spaniels, the Field Spaniel needs quality feeding at regular hours. The Field Spaniel is easy to maintain, with the removal of excess hair from under the ear, around the feet and from the hocks is all that is required to keep the dog smart and neat, the coat requires just a daily brush to keep it healthy.


The Field Spaniel is an active dog and tireless worker. Their docile, affectionate and friendly nature makes it an excellent companion and family dog. However, it is very much a working spaniel and, as such does require daily exercise and patience.


If you have decided that the Field Spaniel is the dog for you and you are willing to keep it busy with plenty of exercise, then contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Stephanie and Matthew Sticher Manunga QLD Contact
Yvonne and Robert Lauder Azucroft Fieldspan NSW Contact
Alecia Ugrinic Ravensnite Queensland Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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