The Sussex Spaniel is a dog breed developed in Sussex in southern England.
There are Top 10 interesting facts about Sussex Spaniel!
1) English History
Developed in Sussex in the 1800s, the breed had been widely preferred as a hunting-dog, suitable for working the hard surfaces. Thought to have hailed from the estate of Rosehill Park, the Sussex Spaniel established a reputation as a gentleman's dog, showing up in the famous 'Sportsmen's Cabinet' journal in 1803. The breed was selectively bred to endure long periods, hunting over heavy clay soil and through dense undergrowth, woofing to alert the hunter to its course.
2) Around Strangers
The Sussex Spaniel is distant with unknown people and sometimes even protective (really unusual for a spaniel). However as soon as visitors are accepted, he will become polite, even charming -- as long as he has been well-socialized.
3) Around Other Dogs
Sussex Spaniels can also be pushy with strange canines (once again, unusual for a spaniel). His tendencies towards dominance and stubbornness need a consistent owner who really knows how to lead and who will use positive, upbeat training techniques. This proud dog will stand up for himself if handled sharply or teased.
The Sussex Spaniel is noted to be one of the most vocal of the spaniels, tending to bark and howl, especially when left by itself a lot. And he could be slow to housebreak.
5) Average Sussex Spaniel
Despite its relative rarity, the breed makes an exemplary companion dog. Naturally gentle, friendly as well as loving, the Sussex Spaniel is well-suited to calm domestic lifestyle. As with most Spaniels, the Sussex offers a pleasing personality, is compatible together with kids and is vigilant around the homestead. Early socialization is important from puppyhood to prevent meek, fearful or passive behaviours in your dog. Typically, a healthy Sussex Spaniel will weigh 18-20 kg based on its gender, having a life expectancy of approximately 10-15 years.
Typically healthy, the Sussex Spaniel is vulnerable to couple of breed-specific or genetic issues. Those it really is vunerable to contain hip dysplasia and related orthopedic issues, eye problems such as retinal dysplasia and entropion, cardiovascular murmurs, and ear infections and deafness. The Sussex Spaniel is also vulnerable to easy weight gain so feeding human meals is not encouraged because of this.
The medium-length coat of the Sussex Spaniel only needs an occasional brushing. However due to the fact he sheds you might find yourself brushing your pet a couple of times per week to get rid of loose hair.
The Sussex Spaniel sheds a fair amount of hair. You will find hair stuck in your sofa, carpets and rugs, clothes and everything else in your house.
Regardless of their easygoing character, Sussex Spaniels tend to be stubborn, and to get their own way, they can be manipulative. You have to show them, by total consistency, that you just mean what you say.
Some Sussex Spaniels with heavy jowls have a tendency to slobber their water, and some drool.