Sussex Spaniel

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Sussex Spaniel
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A Sussex Spaniel
Common nicknamesSussex
Weight 45–50 lb (20–23 kg)
Height 15–16 in (38–41 cm) at the withers
Life span 11–12 years
Classification / standards
FCI standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Sussex Spaniel is a breed of gundog of the spaniel type that was first bred in Sussex in southern England in about the year 1795. It is has shorter legs and is slower than most of the other spaniels.[1]

Colour[change | change source]

The Sussex Spaniel will always be a dark golden brown colour that in dogs is called Liver.[2]

Temper[change | change source]

These dogs are usually very gentle but can be rough with young children. Sometimes they might not like meeting other dogs that they don't know.[3]

Energy[change | change source]

They are not as fast as most of the other spaniels and do not need to be exercised as much as their cousins.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. >Grayson, Peggy (1989). The Sussex Spaniel. Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press. pp. 1–15. ISBN 0-85115-528-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gundog Spaniel (Sussex) The rarest land spaniel with a rich history". The Kennel Club (UK). Retrieved 19 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Sussex Spaniel". Retrieved 19 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)