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Sussex Spaniel

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.

Remark

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
  • long body
  • short, strong legs

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