Sussex Spaniels typically weigh between 35 to 45 pounds. These gentle and affectionate creatures make an excellent family companion. In the field, Sussex Spaniels are full of energy and endurance, even though they are not as fast moving as other sporting breeds. They are always happy to be around people, and have a long body with a brown silky coat, that hangs low to the ground.
Common Health Conditions
- Sussex Spaniels can be prone to back problems such as IVDD, which occurs when a disc in the spine ruptures or herniates and pushes upward into the spinal cord.
- Hypothyroidism is a common disease that occurs in many different breeds and is the result of a low production of thyroid hormones. When not enough thyroid hormones are produced, dogs tend to gain weight, suffer from hair loss, and skin problems.
- Pulmonary stenosis, or right ventricular outflow tract obstruction is a common heart problem in Sussex Spaniels.