The lithe Sussex spaniel crept farther on her lap and her hand caressed his polished coat.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
The oldest of the land spaniels of England now in existence is the Sussex spaniel.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
A springer spaniel survived a 300ft (90m) fall into the sea, after jumping off cliffs on the East Sussex coast to chase a seagull.
Sussex spaniels are a rare breed with a small gene pool, Sommer said.
According to American Kennel Club statistics, Sussex spaniels are less common than 144 other breeds.
Sommer said Sussex spaniels can live to be 15.
At 10, a Sussex spaniel called Stump became the oldest best in show winner at America's top canine competition, coming out of retirement last week and taking the big prize Tuesday night.
Sussex Spaniel Takes the Spotlight.
Although the Sussex Spaniel originated centuries ago, the breed's appearance has remained virtually unchanged still today.
Gun Dog Group: Sussex Spaniel.
The Sussex Spaniel has been recognized as a distinct breed since at least the 18th century.