Sunday, February 08, 2015
Sussex Spaniel - 1941 Newspaper clipping
By Walter Edward Blithe
Mr. Fuller of Brightling, England, is given credit for the first and most important kennel of Sussex Spaniels as it was he who developed the peculiar color of golden tinge, known as a liver color. Mr. Phineas Bulock is also credited with the development of this breed.
The Sussex Spaniel is inclined to give tongue on the scent and has an extremely good nose. Although lacking the speed of the Springer and Cocker he is considered a determined hunter and valuable for all forms of upland shooting. The support of this breed was stared in a class at the Crystal Palace Show in 1862.
They are somewhat like the Clumber in speed, not very fast--that may be the reason they are not imported to this country, as the average sportsman likes his dog to have sufficient speed.
He is a very normal and attractive dog, a good pet, easy to train and when properly taught, is an excellent retriever.
In color is that of a rich golden liver which is characteristic of the breed and a certain sign of purity. He should be rather massive and muscular, and weigh from 35 to 45 pounds.