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Sussex Spaniel

General Description

Heavily built and sturdy on rather short strong legs, the Sussex Spaniel has a short, abundant coat in a rich golden liver, shading to gold at the hair tips. Their broad head and somewhat serious, quizzical expressions make them an attractive companions.

General Health

Maternal instinct is not strong in Sussex Spaniels.

Character and Temperament

Cheerful, devoted, companionable, friendly, sociable and calm

Exercise

At least one hour a day

Origin

The Sussex Spaniel is a breed of dog native to Sussex in southern England. It is a low, compact spaniel and is as old a breed as and similar in appearance to the Clumber Spaniel. They can be slow-paced, but can have a clownish and energetic temperament.

Stats

Average Dog Size

15-16

Average Dog Weight

45-50

Average Life Expectancy

12-15


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