Non-sporting Breeds

Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 13-16 in (32.5-40cm)
Weight: 35-50 lb (15.7-23kg)
Coat: Abundant and flat, without a tendency to curl; ample weather-resistant undercoat
Color: Rich, golden liver shading to golden at tips of hairs, gold predominating; dark liver or puce is undesirable

Once popular with farmers, Sussex Spaniels have been known in the county of Sussex in southern England for around two centuries. The breed was originated by a Mr Fuller of Rosehill, Sussex, in 1795 .It was first exhibited at Crystal Palace, London, in 1862. Later a bigger strain, known as the Harvieston, was developed. This owed something to the Clumber Spaniel and the Bloodhound, and to this day some Sussex Spaniels have a hound look about them. The Sussex is used mainly for partridge and pheasant. The Sussex is a working spaniel with an excellent nose, and makes an ideal country dog. It tends to attach itself to one person, and is loyal and easy to train. It requires a daily brush and comb, and as with all spaniels, care must be taken that mud does not become caked in its ears and feet.
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