The Sussex Spaniel breed was developed in England.
The Sussex Spaniel is a medium sized dog, and has a long, square set body with a sturdy build. These dogs sport a very serious and sometime worries expression, yet they carry themselves with dignity. The coat of the Sussex Spaniel comprises a weather resistant undercoat coupled with a beautiful outer coat, which is abundant and silky to the touch. The silky ears hang down to frame the face beautifully. The Sussex Spaniel weighs in at around 35-45 pounds, and the height of these dogs is around 13-15 inches.
The Sussex Spaniel has a life expectancy of around 12 years.
The Sussex Spaniel originates from the Sussex region of England, and is known to be the rarest of the spaniels. Bred for hunting pheasant and partridge, the Sussex Spaniel was registered with the AKC in 1878.
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