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Breeds

Sussex Spaniel


Sussex Spaniel The Sussex Spaniel breed is not what it seems. Despite its serious demeanor, it is a dog that is quite friendly and is best suited for those residing in the countryside. They require plenty of exercise and this is best done in open spaces and with lots of activities outside the house. The Sussex Spaniel's Behavior Source: www.thedogscene.co.uk/breedinfo/s-y/sussexspaniel/ Recommended for: pet, working dog The Sussex Spaniel dog breed is full of character despite its somber and laid-back looks. It can be stubborn and be possessive of its owners. Members of the breed are not prone to excessive barking but they will do so when someone is at the door or at strange noises. They prefer activities with their families and will howl if neglected for too long. They can be dominant which means that experienced dog owners are best for them. Their energy means they aren't ideal with young children. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Sussex Spaniel's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Sussex Spaniel breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: 13 - 15 inches
  • Coat: abundant, flat or slightly waved, legs well-feathered, soft and wavy hair on ears
  • Color: rich golden liver
  • Eyes: hazel, large, soft, languishing
  • Ears: thick, fairly large, lobe-shaped, set moderately low
  • Muzzle: approximately 3 inches long, broad, square profile
  • Nose: well-developed nostrils
  • Tail: set low

The Sussex Spaniel's Origins and History Source: www.kennels.co.uk/Gundogs/SussexSpaniel.html Country/Region of Origin: England Original purpose: hunting Name: Derived from where it was developed, Sussex. Historical notes: Sussex Spaniel dogs were developed by Mr. Fuller of Brightling in the early 1800's and the process took decades. They had a low point during the World Wars when there were only 5 known dogs left. A lot of breeds in Europe nearly died off because economics and opinion were not conducive to devoting time and resources to maintaining a kennel of purebreds. During the 1950's, devoted efforts by Mrs. Joy Freer and other like-minded fanciers brought the Sussex Spaniels back from the brink of extinction.

 

 

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