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Breed Standards for the Sussex Spaniel



General Appearance:

A long, low, rectangular body coupled with muscular and rather massive physique




Eyes soft and languishing, fairly large, hazel colored; Large, low-set ears




Docked from 5 to 7”




Rich golden liver




Weight:  35 – 45 lb; Height:  13 – 15”




Its movement is deliberate and rolling because of its short legs and comparatively wide body, a gait that emphasizes power over speed




The abundant body coat is flat or slightly wavy. 




Tends to be less playful and demonstrative than other spaniels, with a lower energy level

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