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Boykin Spaniel

Breed origin: South Carolina, USA
Original purpose: All-around hunting dog.

AKC recognized: Not yet
AKC group: Miscellaneous Class

Size: Weight: males 30 to 40 lbs; females 25 to 35 lbs
Size: Height: males 15½ to 18 inches; females 14 to 16½ inches
Color: Solid color: rich liver, brown or dark chocolate, sometimes with a small amount of white on chest or toes.

General characteristics/temperament: Developed in South Carolina as a versatile hunting dog, the Boykin Spaniel is friendly, social, energetic, a willing worker, intelligent and easy to train. They thrive on human companionship and do best in an family environment with lots of outdoor activity. They typically get along well with other dogs and children and are very adaptable to different environments as long as their requirement for lots of social interaction and exercise can be met.

Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: field trial

Grooming requirement: Regular grooming is required to prevent tangles in the long coat. Clipping the coat regularly is also recommended as their soft coat tends to collect foxtails and briars, especially if they will be spending a lot of time in the field.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia.

Recommended books for further reading:

The Boykin Spaniel: South Carolina's Dog
By Mike Creel and Lynn Kelley
Published in 2009
240 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
The Boykin Spaniel Society
Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders Association of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Boykin Spaniel Rescue

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