Breed Milestones


AKC Champions of Record

Many Sussex Spaniels have earned the AKC title of Champion.  The first post-revival Sussex Champion was Ch. Sedora Galega (pictured below).  Since that time nearly 400 Sussex have earned the right to place the coveted Ch before their names. View a listing of Sussex (1970—present) with AKC Conformation Championship Titles.


AKC Hunting Titles

It was not until the spring of 2003 that the first Master Hunter title was earned by a Sussex.  The honor goes to Ch. Sundowners Swing that Music, MH, CGC aka Satch.  Since then, four more Sussex have become Master Hunters. Sussex have been used to hunt for both feather and fur.View a listing of other accomplished Sussex with AKC Hunt Test Titles.

American Spaniel Club Working Dog & WD Excellent Certificates

Twelve Sussex have earned the ASC Working Dog or WD Excellent Certificate. This program is an excellent starting point for testing the working abilities of your Sussex.The photo below is Ch Sundowners Heat Wave,CD, RA, MH, NAP, NJP,CGC, WDX.  For a list of WD/WDX certificate holders, click here.

AKC Obedience Titles

Although considered moderately challenging to train for the obedience ring, several Sussex and their patient handlers have mastered the tasks required.  The first UD titled Sussex was Resolute Hudson of Askonandy, UD aka Hudson. Shown below is Sundowners Thyme for Plum'Pudin, RE, CDX, JH.  View all the Sussex who have earned AKC Obedience titles.

AKC Rally Titles

Rally is a great sport to begin with if you want to earn a title on your Sussex. It's fun for both owners and the dogs.This photo is of Ch Homespun Lindsey-Wooley, RN, CD.

AKC Agility Titles

Ch Remedi’s Amethyst, OA, OAJ pictured below was the first Sussex to earn an agility title. Tootsie earned that title back in 2001. In the Spring of 2010, Stonecroft Montford, MX, AJX, OF, RE  became the first Sussex to earn an Excellent-level title. Sussex thoroughly enjoy the fast pace of agility and since then many Sussex have earned AKC Agility Titles.

 AKC Tracking Titles

Sussex have excellent scenting and tracking abilities, and several Sussex over the years have earned an AKC Tracking Title. Ch Castles Gift of the Wizard, TDX (pictured below) became the first Sussex to earn the TDX title in the fall of 2009.

Performance Titles

Thus far the SSCA has recognized thirteen (13) dogs with Performance Titles. Pictured below is Sundowner's Fire Patrol, AXP, AJP.

Versatility Titles

Versatility Titles are awarded in three (3) different levels Pictured below is a photo of Ch Sandcreek Up to Snuff SH, CDX

Sussex Ambassador

The Sussex Spaniel Club recognizes dogs that have done out standing community service. The photo below is of SAR K9 (Beryl aka) Ch shooting Star West w'the Nite, BN, RA, AXP, NFP, NA, NAJ, NAC, NJC, CGC and one of our Sussex Ambassadors

AKC Grand Champions

The American Kennel Club has created a Grand Champion title for those dogs that are already AKC Conformation Champions. Pictured below is GCH Wild Cherry Remedi In My World.

Best In Show Westminster 2009

Ch Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee "Stump" was crowned Best in Show winner at the 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Show ( December 1, 1998 - September 25, 2012.) At the prime age of 10, he is the oldest winner in the history of Westminster. At this show he beat out nearly 2,500 dogs in 170 breeds and varieties to become the Nation's top dog. Stump is the first and only Sussex thus far to win this coveted title.


Best in Show SUSSEX

Eleven Sussex have been crowned Best in Show. Shown below in no particular order. Click here for a list of those BIS Winners.

Note:  All information has been compiled using the best resources available; however, there is always the chance that a mistake or omission has been made.  If your Sussex has earned a title and has inadvertently been left off a list, please contact the webmaster so the error can be corrected.



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