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Sussex Spaniel

Breed Standards for the Sussex Spaniel

General Appearance:

A long, low, rectangular body coupled with muscular and rather massive physique

Head:

Eyes soft and languishing, fairly large, hazel colored; Large, low-set ears

Tail:

Docked from 5 to 7”

Color:

Rich golden liver

Size:

Weight: 35 – 45 lb; Height: 13 – 15”

Gait:

Its movement is deliberate and rolling because of its short legs and comparatively wide body, a gait that emphasizes power over speed

Coat:

The abundant body coat is flat or slightly wavy.

Temperament:

Tends to be less playful and demonstrative than other spaniels, with a lower energy level