Name: Sussex Spaniel
Other names: Sussex
Country of origin: England
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Sporting Dog Breeds, Gun Dog Breeds
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Outgoing, Dedicated, Calm, Cheerful, Companionable, Friendly
Height: 33-38 cm
Weight: 16-20 kg
Color: Golden, Liver
Price of puppies: $500 – 700USD
The Sussex Spaniel was one of the top ten breeds recorded in the American Kennel Club studbook in 1884 but appeared as a unique species earlier. As their name suggests, the breed was bred in 18th century England as a sporting breed. In the late 1800s, the Sussex Spaniel became popular as a hunting companion dog. Massive, elongated, with short legs, with an exceptional scent, chasing game with a voice, convenient for hunting in the densest thickets with thorns. The main requirements of this type are qualities such as power, flexibility, affection. The Sussex population has never been large and was not a very popular breed. Since the 19th century, the breed has hardly changed either in character or in the exterior. Strong, squat dog with an elongated body. No visible transition from nape to rump. In movement, Sussex actively wags its tail. With a serious expression in his eyes. A distinctive feature of the breed is a rich golden liver color.
Dimensions. Height at withers: 33.0 ~ 38.1 cm. Deviation to one side or the other of this height is a fault. Weight: 15.88 ~ 20.56 kg. Proportions: The silhouette of the Sussex is rectangular, as the length of the body is longer than the height at the withers. Build: The Sussex Spaniel is a muscular and massive dog.
Despite the serious expression in their eyes, Sussexes are friendly, obedient, and have a cheerful disposition.