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Sussex Spaniel

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Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel At a Glance
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Country of Origin
Life Expectancy
8 - 16 yrs 
Height Range
13 - 15 in 
Weight Range
25 - 50 lbs 
Golden Liver 
Good companion dogs for people who are accustomed to slightly stubborn dogs. Goofy and comical, they attract attention everywhere they go! Excellent companion bird dogs for hunters who prefer a dog that can think and get through thick cover 
With Children
Not recommended for families with children under the age of six unless they are experienced dog owners 
With Animals
Excellent when raised with other pets, but remember that they are hunters and will chase anything that runs or flies. 
All ranges, better in cooler climates than in very hot climates 
Both. As hunters, they should be well accustomed to the outdoors, but are very happy to be inside with their family. They prefer to stay close to their  
Exercise Reqd
A brisk two-mile walk each day is ideal. 
Grooming Reqd
As with all breeds, nails should be kept short. A good brush out once a week, a monthy bath with foot hair trim is ideal. 
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Sussex Spaniel Information
The Sussex Spaniel is a short-legged, stocky flushing dog that originated in Sussex County, England, in the 1800s. It is one of the AKC's oldest registered breeds, and also one of the rarest of the sporting breeds. The Sussex Spaniel fell out of popularity with many hunters because it is a slower, more methodical flushing dog that is suited to thick brush or a slower-moving hunter. For experienced dog owners who have previously owned beagles or other 'hard-headed' dogs, the Sussex is trainable and reliable. Novice dog owners should take their Sussex Spaniel pup to Puppy Kindergarten, Beginner Obedience, and Canine Good Citizen courses in the first year of life. It is important to keep Sussex Spaniels well-socialized with people and other dogs during its first year to avoid anti-social behavior throughout life. Sussex have very few health problems, but like all breeds and species, are experiencing more cancers. Environmental exposure to lawn chemicals and pesticides should be avoided by Sussex Spaniels and their owners.

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Sussex Spaniel Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Sussex Spaniel breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)

Sussex Spaniel Health Issues
The following conditions may be a concern in the Sussex Spaniel: