Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Sussex Spaniel Dogs, "Scientific name for Sussex Spaniel Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Sussex Spaniel Dog was an original breed and one of the first nine that was recognized by the AKC, it was around a lot longer than when it was recognized. The Sussex Spaniel Dog belongs in the Sporting Group and in 1884 was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club. The Sussex Spaniel Dog originally from England, in the county of Sussex in the 18th century. The Sussex Spaniel Dog was popular in hunting and very good in retrieving game birds. The Sussex Spaniel Dog is a heavily built dog with a rich golden-liver coat that is abundant and flat. The dog belongs to the gun dog breed and it was traditionally trained to seek live game as well as to retrieve shot and injured game. The Sussex Spaniel Dog can be divided into the following categories.
• Pointers and setters
However, many of these breeds can be able to do the same jobs from other sub-groups. The Sussex Spaniel Dog breed makes good companions and have a good temperament that makes it ideal as an all-round family dog.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Sussex Spaniel Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Sussex Spaniel Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. When puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Sussex Spaniel Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Female Sussex Spaniel Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Sussex Spaniel Dog is a breed that was most likely developed from crossing hounds and spaniels. The Sussex Spaniel Dog make useful field hunters and have a slow pace, a finely tuned nose and great stamina and strength, making them popular with hunters who used to flush and retrieve upland game while on foot.
The Sussex Spaniel Dog does well with apartment living as long as it is given enough exercise or a nice sized fenced in back yard is good for the Sussex Spaniel Dog. The Sussex Spaniel Dog is not very active indoors and can be quite content with a small garden. The Sussex Spaniel Dog breed can also be kept outdoors in a temperate climate as long as it is given warm shelter. However, it does better if it is kept in the house. Sussex Spaniel Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Sussex Spaniel Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Sussex Spaniel Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Sussex Spaniel Dogs eye protected and moist. Sussex Spaniel Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Sussex Spaniel Dog breed can gain weight quite easily and so you should be careful not to overfeed it. It needs regular exercise and it can be taken on daily walks, with or without a leash. The Sussex Spaniel Dog enjoys retrieving and this can be a great way to get it to exercise. If you don’t give your dog enough exercise or you leave the Sussex Spaniel alone, chances are that you will find him howling because he is the most vocal of the spaniels.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Sussex Spaniel Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Sussex Spaniel Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Sussex Spaniel Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Sussex Spaniel Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Sussex Spaniel Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The number one heath problems amongst Sussex Spaniel Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Sussex Spaniel Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Sussex Spaniel Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Sussex Spaniel Dog can be prone to health problems such as Hip Dysplasia, (IVDD) Intervertebral Disc Disease, (PDA) Patent Ductus Arteriosis and Pulmonic Stenosis.
When purchasing a Sussex Spaniel Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Sussex Spaniel Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Sussex Spaniel Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Average body temperature for a Sussex Spaniel Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Sussex Spaniel Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.