Sussex Spaniel

Sporting Breed

Primetime Miles, and Primetime English Maid and Primetime Bold And Beautiful (5 months) from Primetime Sussex Spanials All photos were taken by Close Encounters of the Furry Kind

The Sussex Spaniel as a rare breed of spaniel with about 400 registered in the United States.  They love and bond to their owners, and are great family pets.  If socialized early the Sussex should have no trouble accepting other pets, including cats.  The Sussex can be a barker and howler.  It will need firm and consistent training and handling.  While it can become an apartment dog it needs consistent exercise, and may be better off if there is a fenced yard available.  It is good with children but may not be as playful as other spaniels.  Their beautiful golden liver color coat should be brushed at least weekly.

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Notes for owners
Medium Daily OK for apartments but needs LOTS of exercise.  Good companions, great with children.  Likes to bark.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Sussex Spaniel Club of America



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