Sussex Spaniel

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Life expectancy

The Sussex Spaniel has a life expectancy of between 10 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 15 and 16 in
Male Between 15 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 55 lb
Male Between 44 and 55 lb
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Purchase price

The Sussex Spaniel costs between £400 and £600

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Sussex Spaniel: Origins and history

The Sussex Spaniel originates from, you guessed it, Sussex in the UK in the early 1800’s and is actually one of the oldest native British breeds around. A famous Sussex Spaniel enthusiast called Mr. Fuller bred the Sussex Spaniel for 50 years, allowing the breed to flourish. However, breed population dropped significantly after WWII, with only 7 Sussex Spaniels left in known existence. Thankfully, breed enthusiasts got their game on and managed to save the breed from extinction - however, numbers are still relatively low to this day.

FCI classification of the Sussex Spaniel

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 2 : Flushing Dogs

Training a Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel is highly trainable and capable of becoming an extremely obedient pooch with patient and consistent training to set firm boundaries. This breed, like many Spaniels, is rather sensitive in nature and won’t react well to negative or harsh training methods. Kind, gentle and positive training sessions are the way forward. 

Sussex Spaniel: Purchase price

Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £60 to £90 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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