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Sspaniel.jpg (8140 bytes) The Sussex Spaniel is steady and calm around the house. They are not very outgoing or demonstrative compared to other spaniels. It reaches the enthusiasm of a warrior in its work.
Breed: Sussex Spaniel
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Sporting
Function: Hunting
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Long
Color: Golden-liver
Coat Type: Medium-long
Grooming: The soft medium-length, golden-red coat should be brushed and combed regularly. Keep the ears clean and trim excessive hair between the pads on the bottom of the feet, but leave the tuft growing between the toes on the upper part of the feet. If necessary, have the older and lighter hair removed by plucking. Too much hair beneath the ears should be trimmed at regular intervals. The teeth should be checked in a puppy when new teeth emerge to make sure they do not push existing teeth aside, resulting in crooked teeth.
Height: 15-16 inches
Weight: 40-44 pounds
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Calm
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Loving
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Prone to ear infections; the ears should be cleaned regularly. Do not overfeed this breed, as it tends to gain weight easily. Some minor concerns are intervertebral disc syndrome, otitis exerna, heart murmur and enlarged heart.