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Sussex Spaniel


General Information - Sussex Spaniel


Group:
Gundog

Size:
medium

Lifespan:
12-14 years

Exercise:
medium

Grooming:
medium

Trainability:
low

Watchdog ability:
high

Protection ability:
medium

Area of Origin:
England

Date of Origin:
1800’s

Other Names:
none

Original Function:
Small game tracking and flushing



History

The Sussex was bred by Mr A Fuller from Sussex in the 1800s. He was bred for working in dense cover and so is low to the ground and powerfully built.

Temperament

The Sussex Spaniel is an energetic dog with a friendly temperament.

Upkeep

The Sussex needs daily exercise, but its needs can be met with a good walk on lead or a short romp in the yard. Given the chance, it will appreciate a longer foray into the field. It can live outdoors in temperate climates, as long as it has a warm shelter, but it generally does better as a house dog that also has access to a yard. The coat needs brushing and combing two to three times a week, plus scissoring every few months.