Sussex Spaniel

Breed origin: County of Sussex, England
Original purpose: Field dog.

AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: 35 to 45 lbs
Size: Height: 13 to 15 inches
Color: Rich golden liver.

Life span: 12 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Sussex Spaniel is friendly, cheerful, and tractable. They are not as fast as other spaniel breeds, but have a very keen nose. They are typically good with children and with other dogs, and make excellent family companions. They do tend to drool quite a lot.

Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

Grooming requirement: Brush weekly.

Known health problems: Heart problems, intervertebral disc syndrome, cancer.

Recommended books for further reading:

Sussex Spaniel (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By John Robert Lewis, Jr.
Published in 1997
93 pages

Sussex Spaniel (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Becki Jo Hirshy
Published in 2007
155 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Sussex Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page

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