Sussex Spaniel Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Sussex Spaniel are that they are steady, calm, a hunter at heart, sweet, loyal, devoted, sociable, a quick learner, and they have a mind of their own.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great with Family and Children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 40 to 44 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog are ear infections, weight gain, invertebral disc syndrome, otitis externa, heart murmur, and enlarged heart.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment of condo environment, Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,200. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog tends to howl when its left alone. This is the reason they are not recommended for the apartment or condo environment!

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