Considered as bird dogs, Sussex Spaniels have long, rectangular body, and sporting its trademark, an abundant feathery rich golden/liver coat. In comparison with the rest of the Spaniel breeds, Sussex yields a very unique look. Their heads are wider having a defining curve between their ears. They are strongly built and they move with a distinctive roll.
They have hazel eye colour showing off a soft and a gentle expression. They have thick, fairly large ears, set moderately low. One of the noticeable features is visible around their necks, full of long slightly wavy ruffles.
Round in shape, their feet are well built with feathering in between. Tails are pleasantly feathered and are also set low and moderately long and couldn’t be carried way above their back.
Sussex Spaniels are distinctive with their abundant coat. Ears are covered with soft, wavy hair. Their bodies are moderately well feathered with golden liver as the only accepted breed colour. Gold is predominating.
This well feathered breed needs regular grooming to keep its coat untangled and flea-free. Trim the hair of the bottoms of the feet to avoid slipping.