Sussex Spaniel

region Britain
cut 38 to 41cm
weight 18 to 23 kg
hair  abundant, smooth and long covering a good woolly undercoat
dress The color is saturated golden liver, the golden tone increasing towards the ends of the hair where it is dominant
head The head is harmonious, with a broad skull, the furrow of the forehead being pronounced, just like the stop
eyes Relatively large eyes are hazel in color, not too bulky and soft in expression
ear large hanging ears
tail cut whip (in dogs used for hunting, German legislation exceptionally authorizes cutting, otherwise it is also prohibited in the Sussex Spaniel)
behaviour Calm, balanced, quite phlegmatic.
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 8 Section 2 no 127
Care: It does not require too much care, brush daily. Purpose: hunting and companion dog. Life expectancy: 12 to 13 years
Its birth dates from the middle of the 18th century. It is assumed to be a variety of the Clumber Spaniel. The bulky trail sound is taken as evidence of interbreeding of hunting dogs not in the spaniel group. The first significant breeder is considered to be J. Fuller of Brightling, a small village in the English county of Sussex. He devoted a large number of years to breeding the breed and created a genetically consolidated dog. Although the breed has existed since 1847, at no time has it imposed itself, so that nowadays it has very few amateurs, even in its country of origin. The Sussex Spaniel is an avid pointer who loves little water.