Developed in the midlands of 19th century England, the field spaniel remains among the rarest of spaniel breeds. Moderate and well balanced, the field spaniel is a combination of beauty and utility, renowned for a beautiful head with expressive brows that convey high intelligence and good nature. The field spaniel is versatile and intelligent, excelling in hunting, obedience, agility and tracking, as well as in the show ring. As companions, they have few rivals. Affectionate and devoted to their owners, they exhibit a healthy dose of impishness, a penchant for instinctual problem solving, and a finely developed sense of humor.