He originated in the county of Sussex, England in the 18th century
He was used to flush and retrieve birds during the hunt
Personality and Behavior
He's friendly, happy, and biddable
He's calm and unhurried
He loves being around his human family
He gets along very well with children
He gets along well with other dogs
He drools and slobbers everywhere
He likes to wander off after smells that interest him
He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).