Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel


Sussex Spaniel Profile

Exercise:   stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon
stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon
Friendliness with dogs:
stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon
Friendliness with people:stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon
Ease of training:  stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon
Grooming effort:stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon
Affection:stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon stats-icon

Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 38-41cm

Avg weight: 18-23kg

Coat type: Short-medium coat, with long silky hair over their ears and feathering on their chest, body and tail. Light feathering on the backs of their legs. 

Coat colours: Golden-liver 

Originally bred for: Gundog 

Breed traitsCompanionable, friendly, energetic, clownish, loyal


A little about the Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex Spaniel is a more slow-paced dog than other Spaniels, but they are still energetic and require a large amount of exercise. They are dependable and friendly, however, are more prone to barking than other gundog breeds.



The Sussex Spaniel is generally a very healthy breed. Their major health concerns include Canine Hip Dysplasia, Intervertebral Disc Disease and more occasionally heart disease (cardiomyopathy, valvular disease). They have large amounts of hair in their ears so may be prone to ear infections (Otitis Externa). They, like Clumber Spaniels, can also experience a genetic disease known as Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Phosphatase Deficiency (PDP1), which can be screened for. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.