WELCOME TO THE SUSSEX SPANIEL CLUB OF AMERICA
Our mission is to promote excellence in all activities while acting as custodians of the Sussex Spaniel Breed.
The Sussex Spaniel was among the first ten breeds recognized by the AKC in 1884. Founded in 1981, The Sussex Spaniel Club of America is the official National Breed Club dedicated to the protection and preservation of the breed.
The Sussex Spaniel
See the versatile Sussex Spaniel at work in Conformation, Companion, Performance, Title, and Recognition Events!
Looking for a Sussex Spaniel
No “Designer” Sussex
Never Breed a Sussex to Another Breed
SSCA has taken a strong position as opposed to any breeding of Sussex Spaniels to other breeds. It has come to our attention that there are breeders who have bred their Sussex to other breeds. Although this is apparently rare, we must strongly oppose any practice that permits or allows the interbreeding of Sussex Spaniels with other breeds. It is contrary to the health of the puppies, and it is damaging to the breed.
Sussex Spaniels are a rare and venerable breed, preserved today through the diligent efforts of the original British breeders and breeders here in America who have worked very hard to preserve and protect this vulnerable breed. The study of the health, legacy, structure, temperament, and genetics of Sussex Spaniels began early and continues today. Through these efforts, our breed has become known for its charm, good health, and consistency. We love our Sussex and wish to preserve the breed for now and the future.
We believe that those who are fortunate enough to own one of these wonderful, rare dogs should never squander their good fortune by breeding “designer dogs.” Please never cross-breed your wonderful Sussex. Please make sure your puppy buyers never cross-breed any puppy you produce. This is for the betterment of the dogs and the breed. Thank you.