The Sussex is a lower, longer, slower dog than other spaniels. Its abundant, flat coat is rich golden liver in colour, with the hairs becoming golden at their tips.
History of Sussex Spaniel
This is one of the oldest spaniel breeds, first recognized in 1855.
Unusually for spaniels, the Sussex will “give tongue” (bay) when on the scent of game, in the fashion of hounds.
Identification keys of Sussex Spaniel
broad skull and wrinkled brows
short, strong legs
American Cocker Spaniel Smaller than its English counterpart, and with a much longer coat, the American Cocker Spaniel was developed in the USA in the last century.
A black American Cocker must be jet black, with no trace of brown or liver shadings.To be classified as black and tan, tan markings must […]
Cavalier King Charles A modern recreation of the old type of King Charles Spaniel (below), the Cavalier can be distinguished by its longer nose and heavier build. Both breeds have identical coloration. The chestnut and white of each breed is described as the Blenheim, after the estate of the Duke of […]
Havanese This dog is of bichon stock, and is related to such breeds as the Bichon Frise. It has a profuse double coat and is usually cream, gold, silver, blue or black.
History of Havanese
It is believed to have been brought to Cuba by sailors from the Canaries.
This breed is become […]
Épagneul Picard This is another of the older French breeds of spaniel which displays an obvious relationship to the setters. The Picard can be distinguished by its characteristic tri-coloured appearance, with tan, liver, and white areas apparent in its coat.
History of Épagneul Picard
Closely related […]
Tibetan Terrier Despite its diminutive size, this breed is still used to herd stock in its native Tibet. This dog is not a true terrier, however, and is more like a small Old English Sheepdog.
History of Tibetan Terrier
The breed was introduced to Europe by Dr. Greig, who brought a pair to England in […]