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.