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Sussex Spaniels Breed Information

This rare breed was developed in around 1800, in England. Tis breed was used as hunting dogs, to hunt small games like hares and also boars. They were also used as companion dogs. They have excellent sense of smell and are also wonderful trackers. They are now used as watch dogs and also hose hold pets. This breed is very calm and also very pleasant in nature. They are very playful and also independent minded when compared to other breeds in the spaniel family. They are loyal and also devoted towards their master. They are great choice as companion dogs. They are gentle and calm around other pets and also children. They are fast learners and hence are easier to train. They have lower energy level, when compared to other spaniels. They should be trained by a firm and also calm trainer. If not properly trained this breed can become annoying and also can develop behavioural problems. They are massive and also strong breed. They have a wide as well as a broad skull. Their muzzle is square and they have long and also hanging ears, which is covered with long hairs. They have arched neck and are deep chested. Their tail is docked right after their birth. The coat covering their body is flat and in some cases wavy coats are also found. They are available in golden liver shade. The average height of a healthy Sussex spaniel is 39 cm to 40 cm, and the average weight in this breed is 18 kg to 21 kg. They can adjust easily in an apartment, as long as they are properly exercised. They love to stay close to the family, and hence it is better to keep them inside the house rather than outdoors inside a kennel. Exercise is very important for this breed. They should be taken out for long walks in the woods and also for occasional swims. Exercise can keep this breed Their coat is of medium length, and hence they require no special grooming. They should be brushed and also combed regularly in order to avoid matting of their hair. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years to 15 years.

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