Sussex Spaniel Puppies & Breed Information

Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel Puppy Characteristics


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Sussex Spaniel Breed Information


Breed Group: Sporting

Weight: 40-44 lbs

Height: 15-16 inches

Color(s): Gray, red-yellow, red-brown and gray-brown

Overview

A calm and usually collected breed, the Sussex Spaniel are regularly used for hunting. An intelligent dog that is well adapted to retrieving and hunting, but is usually steady and gentle. Very social dogs, this breed is very devoted to his work and master.

Character

The Sussex Spaniel must be socialized well at puppyhood to be good around other dogs. This dog makes a good companion and is surprisingly friendly with cats and smaller pets. Can become aggressive around other unfamiliar dogs, but if properly introduced they can do well.

Temperament

The Sussex Spaniel can be good around children, but if overly pestered, this breed can snap. Somewhat of a lazy dog, they are protective of their home and will bark upon seeing a stranger. This breed should not be put in a home with unfamiliar smaller animals as they have a strong hunting instinct.

Care

The medium length coat of this breed should be brushed and/or combed regularly. The Sussex Spaniel is prone to ear infections and dirty ears so ear cleaning is of significant importance. Plucking dead hair is recommended and should be performed only by someone experienced.

Coat

The Sussex Spaniel has a flat and usually dark colored medium length coat that should be only slightly wavy, never curled. Hair on the hindquarters is long and feathered.

Training

The Sussex Spaniel is used for hunting and sport purposes and does remarkably well. Training must be consistent however as this can be a rather lazy and uninterested breed. A quick learner, this dog also can be willful and independent so firm training is a must.

Activity

The Sussex Spaniel commonly battles weight problems so he should have sufficient exercise daily. Swimming and retrieving are sports this breed really enjoys. This dog does okay without a yard but loves a brisk run.

Ownership

If you are looking for Sussex Spaniel puppies for sale from reputable Sussex Spaniel breeders or to adopt Sussex Spaniels from a Sussex Spaniel rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Sussex Spaniel puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Sussex Spaniel puppies that make great pets.


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