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Since the 18th-century, the Sussex Spaniel worked as a field dog near the estates of Sussex, England. Mr. Fuller of East Sussex developed this breed as a gundog that handled rough terrain and undergrowth, and barked on a hunt to alert the hunter to the quarry downed in thick cover. This breed showed endurance and persistence on the trail.
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Since the 18th-century, the Sussex Spaniel worked as a field dog near the estates of Sussex, England. Mr. Fuller of East Sussex developed this breed as a gundog that handled rough terrain and undergrowth. The dog's bark alerted the hunter to the quarry downed in thick cover. This breed showed endurance and persistence on the trail.
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Physical Characteristics

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Breed Group:

The Sussex Spaniel is a member of the Sporting or Gundog Group.

Weight:

35-45 lb.

Height:

13-15 inches at the withers.

Color(s):

The cot is a rich, golden liver.

Coat:

The Sussex Spaniel sports an abundant coat with moderate length. The hairs lie flat or slightly wavy. Long feathering appears on the ears, legs, tail and chest.

Overview

Character:

This strong breed wears a somber and serious expression.

Country of Origin:

England

History:

Since the 18th-century, the Sussex Spaniel worked as a field dog near the estates of Sussex, England. Mr. Fuller of East Sussex developed this breed as a gundog that handled rough terrain and undergrowth. The dog's bark alerted the hunter to the quarry downed in thick cover. This breed showed endurance and persistence on the trail.

Name:

Named after Sussex, England. Nickname: Sussex.

Temperament:

Although wearing a sad expression, this sociable breed is quite cheerful and affectionate. They are more steady and calm than other spaniels.

Care:

Training:

Provide consistent training. The Sussex is willing to please and accepts training. Although this dog is a quick learner, it may be stubborn. They can learn to retrieve from both land and water. Consider teaching a young dog to bark only once when the doorbell rings.

Activity:

Exercise regularly to avoid gaining weight. The Sussex is moderately active indoors and should have access to at least a small yard. This breed enjoys tracking, hunting and swimming.

Ownership:

The Sussex is a very good companion for the country household. Puppies may be fragile: female puppies suffer a high mortality rate. Include your pet in activities or it may howl or bark when feeling left out. With noisy barking, the Sussex makes a good watchdog. Although amiable with family pets, this breed may be unpredictable with strange dogs.

Breeders:

No breeders listed at this time.

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