Spaniel–Sussex

The Sussex Spaniel is a squat but powerful dog, their wide head and short muzzle are framed by deep brown eyes. The Sussex Spaniel has a feathered stomach, ears, legs and tail and their hair tends to be slightly wavy in a rich brown colour. The tail of your pup may or may not be docked depending on your location.

Other Names
Sussex
Country of Origin
England
Colour
Deep, rich brown colour that becomes golden towards the hair tips.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
Height 38 - 41cms at the withers; weight apx 23kgs.
Health
The Sussex Spaniel doesn't have any special health concerns beyond those common to spaniels, these include Development bone issues, hip dysplasia from activity and ear infections.
Life Span
10 - 12 years
Intelligence
The Sussex Spaniel requires patience, consistency and love to thrive, and may take a little longer to train then other dogs. They can be particular and a little wilful, but when they know their place in the pack the Sussex will be a happy and loyal pup.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

As a rule Sussex Spaniel will adapt to most foods, however some puppies can be fussy eaters.

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
The Sussex Spaniel is a country dog who enjoys the outdoors. They do need exercise each day but care should be taken not to over exercise when young to protect their growing bodies.
Ailments
The Sussex Spaniel doesn't have any special health concerns beyond those common to spaniels, these include Development bone issues, hip dysplasia from activity and ear infections.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

The beautiful coat of the Sussex will need some care to maintain! A comb or brush each day will  be required, especially through the feathering. Trimming the hair around the ears will promote air circulation and prevent infection, you should also check between the toes for grass seeds. 

Grooming Frequency
More than once a week
Trimming
Occasional
A small breed, maintained by its devotees, the Sussex Spaniel hails from the Sussex region in the 1800s. Mr Fuller kept a large kennels and bred dogs including the Sussex Spaniel as we know it today. By the second world war the breed was in serious decline with only five of this lovely breed left. Mrs Freer was one of the key players in rebuilding the breed but there is still only 60-100 pups registered each year.


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