Long and low, with a unique golden liver color, the Sussex Spaniel dog breed was developed in Sussex County, England, to flush birds into the air for hunters. He has a reputation for being slow and sedate, but he livens up when he scents birds. With proper training and attention, the cheerful Sussex is an excellent companion.

Key Vitals of Sussex Spaniel Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Sussex Spaniel Dog Sporting Dogs 1 foot, 1 inch to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder 35 to 45 pounds 11 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Sussex Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Sussex Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Size.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Sussex Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Sussex Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 1 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 2 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored low and is not suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Sussex Spaniel is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Sussex Spaniel has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

1 foot, 1 inch to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

35 to 45 pounds

Life Span

11 to 14 years

Highlights

Pulmonic Stenosis: This is a congenital heart disease in which blood does not flow properly through the heart due to a narrowing of the region between the right ventricle and pulmonary artery. This obstruction in the pulmonary valve causes the right side of the heart to work harder, eventually enlarging. Without treatment, it can lead to heart failure. Treatment depends on the severity of the disease and ranges from regular monitoring by a veterinarian to medication to surgery.Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA): This common congenital heart disease is found in many different breeds. It occurs when a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosis, which connects the aorta and the pulmonary artery in a fetus, doesn’t close after birth. If it remains open, blood begins to flow backward into the lungs, causing fluid to accumulate and resulting in labored breathing, fainting, dizzy spells, coughing, heart murmurs, collapse and heart failure. Patent Ductus Arteriosis can easily be corrected surgically.Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD): Sussex Spaniels can be prone to back problems such as IVDD, which occurs when a disc in the spine ruptures or herniates and pushes upward into the spinal cord. This may be caused by moving or being picked up the wrong way, falling or jumping off furniture, or it can be an inherited condition. A ruptured disc is painful and can lead to weakness and temporary or permanent paralysis. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory medications, acupuncture or chiropractic, and surgery.Hip Dysplasia: This degenerative disease occurs when the hip joint is weakened due to abnormal growth and development and is found in many breeds of dogs. It affects approximately 42 percent of Sussex Spaniels but is rarely debilitating.