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Breed origin: South Carolina, USA
Original purpose: All-around hunting dog.
AKC recognized: Not yet
AKC group: Miscellaneous Class
Weight: males 30 to 40 lbs;
females 25 to 35 lbs
Size: Height: males 15½ to 18 inches;
females 14 to 16½ inches
Solid color: rich liver, brown or dark chocolate, sometimes with a small amount of white on chest or toes.
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?
Good with other dogs?
Easy to train?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
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:
Recommended books for further reading:
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
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018