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Field Spaniel Book
Field Spaniel: A Complete and Reliable Handbook (Rare Breed) [Hardcover, December 1997]

 (Author), Becki Jo Wolkenheim-Hirschy
Breeder of Calico Field Spaniels

This book can still be purchased on Amazon or Ebay, but is helpful with understanding Field Spaniels.

Evolution of Field Spaniels


Written by: Kylie Jo Hirschy-Seivert

October 22, 2010


The Field Spaniel, as a distinct breed, evolved from other existing breeds to develop into the all around show, companion, and hunting dog that is known today.  The heritage of the Field Spaniels includes a variety of canines including the Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Norfolk Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, and even Basset Hounds.  While all domesticated dogs originated from the wolf, the spaniel breeds share a similar initial evolution.  The Field Spaniel developed from a variety of other breeds and characteristics of those breeds may still be seen today. 

Thank you Carole Kaye for your expertise in Field Spaniel Breed History and assisting Kylie with this project on the Evolution of Field Spaniels.


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Junior Showmanship Seminar

Presented and written by: Kylie Jo Hirschy-Seivert

Copyright Ó 2009

Judging Junior Showmanship is very “close to my heart.”  I love to judge junior showmanship, but I also love to teach juniors how to be their best. I have put on several junior showmanship seminars over the years and I look forward to many more seminars. In this article I showcase my Top 8 things I am looking for when I judge Junior Showmanship.

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Spotlight on Juniors – Emphasis with Field Spaniels

Written by: Kylie Jo Hirschy-Seivert

Copyright Ó 2003


If you watched Westminster 2003, you surely saw Clint Livingston winning in the group ring.  Did you know Clint was the first ever to earn an all-breed Best Junior Handler award while showing a Field Spaniel (CH Jeran’s Daydream Believer)?  Along the way, he also campaigned that same dog to the top spot in the breed several years in a row.  Other former top juniors currently show top Field Spaniels including Rachal McKee Sager, Danielle Brewer and Howard Huber III.  The top junior with a Field Spaniel for 2002, Sara Johns, has successfully shown her competition dog, CH Kellisto Del Prado OA, to his Championship, and group placements as well as agility titles. 

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Grooming a Field Spaniel Pictorial Guide

Written by: Kylie Jo Hirschy-Seivert

Copyright Ó 2006


There are several techniques that everyone uses, but this is how I groom a Field Spaniel. Please feel free to take whatever grooming techniques you choose from this pictorial guide to grooming a Field Spaniel.


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