Sussex spaniel: These golden-brown gun dogs have a companionable temperament. First bred in 1795 in Hastings for hunting, during World War II they nearly became extinct as breeding programmes were discouraged to save food. As few as five survived. Numbers rose to 74 registered with the Kennel Club in 2012 after a campaign, but last year this fell to 49. Even becoming a mascot for menswear label Hackett doesn’t seem to have helped

Hounded out! They're classic British dog breeds facing extinction

British dog breeds like the Lancashire heeler and Sussex spaniel (pictured) are facing extinction thanks to our preference for trendy imports.

Sussex Spaniel Dog Breed Picture

Sussex Spaniel Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

At first glance, this short spaniel breed may look somber but the Sussex spaniel is known to have a joyful, even clownish personality.

Sussex Spaniel...Someday I will have one of these guys!  They are so sweet!

I have been blessed to have two of these charming dogs in my life.

The Sussex Spaniel originated in 19th century Sussex England, where they were used as hunting dogs. The Sussex was bred to be smaller and slower than other spaniels to allow the hunters to follow them on foot. Wanna know more about this breed? Click here!

The famous Sussex "gopher sit". Photo courtesy of Dale Spartas Photo, DCS Photo, Inc.

Sussex Spaniel by LucyS28, via Flickr

This is Woody, a friend's Sussex Spaniel puppy. Want one now, but think our poor old Tufty cat might have something to say on the subject.

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