Sussex Spaniel

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 3in
Weight: 35-45lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 14 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly5/5
  • Dog-Friendly5/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone5/5
  • Exercise Need3/5


  • Cold Tolerance5/5
  • Heat Tolerance5/5
  • Apartment-Friendly5/5

Sussex Spaniel Information

Sussex SpanielThe Sussex Spaniel kind of looks like someone took a Cocker Spaniel and stretched him out and pushed him lower to the ground. This low-built bird dog has exceptional endurance and an even-keeled personality, making him the right fit for hunting expeditions.

This breed also stands out for his rich coat with a golden/brown hue, wavy ears and big hazel eyes. It may look like the Sussex is constantly frowning, but in actuality, he is quite a happy, content dog. He brings merriment to any home! In classic Spaniel nature, the Sussex is easy to train and will surely get along with children and other pets in a household.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Sussex Spaniels be apartment dogs?

The Sussex Spaniel is an excellent apartment dog. They don't need as much space for activity and will be happy in a condo or apartment.

Can Sussex Spaniels be left alone?

Sussex Spaniels are a very independent breed. They will typically do well when on their own for longer periods. Just be sure to avoid being neglectful.

Are Sussex Spaniels good with kids?

Sussex Spaniels can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Sussex Spaniels friendly with strangers?

Sussex Spaniels love other people and will tend to run up to them for affection. They quickly become great friends with anyone.

Do Sussex Spaniels get along with other dogs?

Sussex Spaniels get along great with other dogs. They are very social and tolerate other dogs, where you typically need to watch the other dog more than your own.

Do Sussex Spaniels bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Sussex Spaniels bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Sussex Spaniels shed a lot?

Sussex Spaniels shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Sussex Spaniels need a lot of grooming?

Although Sussex Spaniels require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Sussex Spaniels need a lot of exercise?

A Sussex Spaniel will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Sussex Spaniels easy to train?

Although Sussex Spaniels can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Sussex Spaniels handle cold weather?

If you live in a cold climate, Sussex Spaniels will do extremely well and may even enjoy being outside in the chilly weather.

Can Sussex Spaniels handle hot weather?

The Sussex Spaniel does quite well in hot conditions. They enjoy the heat and sun, just make sure they're given water as needed.

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