Sussex Spaniel Club of America, Inc.
The Official AKC Parent Club of the Sussex Spaniel
The Sussex Spaniel Club of America is dedicated to:
Encouraging members to perfect, advance, and promote selective breeding of purebred Sussex Spaniels who possess the appearance and working ability for which the breed was developed, and who possess soundness, both in health and temperament;
Encouraging the organization of independent local Sussex Spaniel Specialty Clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club;
Urging members and breeders to accept the Breed Standard as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Sussex Spaniels shall be judged;
Doing all in its power to protect and advance the Breed Standard and to encourage sportsmanlike behavior at dog shows, companion and performance events, and any other dog-related events;
Conducting sanctioned matches, licensed specialty shows, companion and performance events under the rules of The American Kennel Club;
Assisting in the rescue and placement of Sussex Spaniels in need.
Founded in 1981 by a handful of Sussex Spaniel enthusiasts, the club has grown over the last two decades to some 140 members strong. From those first post-revival Sussex, the breed has grown in numbers in America helping to ensure its survival. Since 1997, 754 Sussex have been registered with the American Kennel Club, an average of 75 per year (1997-2006). We encourage all companion owners to register their Sussex with the AKC to help us document the history of our wonderful breed.