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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


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

Sussex Spaniel