Sussex Spaniel record attempt

The Sussex Spaniel Association is opening to set another record at the Sussex Country Show next weekend.

Sussex Spaniels will be gathering at Parham Park next weekend
Sussex Spaniels will be gathering at Parham Park next weekend

The Sussex Spaniel is a unique breed and the association achieved a record number of 73 in one place at the 2010 show, then named the Sussex Game and Country Fair.

Secretary Sheila Appleby said: “We found out in 2010 that the many people of Sussex county didn’t know they had their own rare breed of dog, i.e. the Sussex Spaniel.

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“After our record in 2010, of 73 Sussex Spaniels at the Sussex Country Fair, we have been there every year to promote this rare and vulnerable breed.”

This year will see another record attempt and already, the association has more than 100 dogs expected to attend.

Sheila added: “We we want this to be a huge success for our breed. Of course, we would love the people of Sussex with or without a Sussex Spaniel to come along and join us.”

The main parade will be on Sunday, June 19, at 2pm. The show takes place at Parham Park next Saturday and Sunday.

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