The Sussex Spaniel originated (as a separate breed) in Sussex, England in the 18th century where he worked as a field dog. Hunting on foot was popular and he was good for flushing out and retrieving game on land and getting through some tough underbrush because he was slower than other dog breeds. He was around for centuries before that but wasn’t a specific breed.
He has a serious, sombre expression but that hides a cheerful, friendly disposition. He loves walking with his family and is great with other dogs and children. His coat is a unique liver colour and his body is massive, long and low. He needs to be brushed weekly and his ears need special attention as they have thick, long hair. He’s also a huge drooler! His height is 13 – 15 inches.