Breed origin: County of Sussex, England
Original purpose: Field dog.
AKC recognized: 1878
AKC group: Sporting
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.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Sussex Spaniel Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018