Relatively easy to groom a Field Spaniel. The coat needs regular brushing and combing, and stripping or thinning. The coat is long, flat, glossy and silky in texture. It is never curly or wiry, but rather dense and weatherproof.Abundant feathering is seen on the chest, under the body and behind the legs, but the line is clean from the hock to the ground. The color is black, liver or roan, or any of these with tan markings.
The Grooming Process
Equipment needed: Bristle brush, medium-toothed comb, thinning scissors, stripping knife, scissors.
The Field Spaniel coat should be as flat as possible.
- Brush with a bristle brush to remove dead hairs and tangles that may have formed in the feathering, under the arms and particularly around the ears.
- After brushing, thoroughly comb through with a medium-toothed comb.
- Using thinning shears or your finger and thumb, remove thick hair on the head to give a neat, clean appearance.
- Body hair is stripped or thinned where necessary to give a flat look.
- Bathe the dog in a suitable shampoo and conditioner to help enhance the gleam of the coat.
- Lightly blow-dry in the direction of the hair growth.
- Check the Field Spaniel’s nails, ears and teeth.
- Comb through once more, and remove stray hairs with your finger and thumb. Alternatively, use thinning shears to produce a flat appearance.
- For pet dogs, lightly spray with a coat finish if extra shine is required. (Show dogs shouldn’t have anything applied to the coat.)