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Boykin Spaniel Puppies
Description: The Boykin Spaniel is medium in size, sturdy, and a typical spaniel. They are first and foremost a hunting dog with proven retrieving and flushing abilities characterized by boundless intelligence. Boykin Spaniels show great desire to please. They are a strong swimmer, taking to the water easily and are valuable for water retrieving as well as field retrieving. The Boykin Spaniel is peaceful, obedient and loyal. They are known for being good with children, and are a friendly family pet. They are generally good-natured and affectionate, wagging their stub of a tail to move their whole bodies. Their hunting aptitudes are excellent and they have served hunting families since the early 1900s. They are usually chocolate brown with an enthusiastic expression. Boykin Spaniels have great endurance, and make excellent pets for the country home.
Type: Gun Dog
Male: 15.5 - 18 inches; Females: 14 - 16.5 inches.
rich, liver (reddish brown or dark chocolate). They range from solid liver to
dark brown, allowing a small white spot on chest.
Spaniel is friendly with an admirable disposition. They have no hostility towards
other dogs or people in normal situations. Excessive timidity or hyperactivity
is not seen with the Boykin's character. They retain excellent hunting and retrieving
skills, as well as a sweet temperament that is docile, pleasant and obedient.
They are highly intelligent, trainable, and loves work. They swim very well,
are versatile and have great endurance.
They are part of the Spaniel family, and therefore can give a good warning,
but are not prone to do so always.
Care and Exercise:
Boykin Spaniels need bi-monthly brushing. Boykin Spaniels shed in the
spring. The coat requires brushing, as it will mat. Daily walking and swimming
are best for the Spaniel as the weather permits. Boykin Spaniels are good swimmers
and will do so in any aquatic environment.
Activity: Medium. Boykins
are sweet and obedient by nature, and therefore will do what you ask of them.
If they need to retrieve and hunt, they will be active in doing so. If they
need to relax in the house with you, they will do so.
Health Issues: Several puppies per year are born with hip dysplasia, and should be checked. Boykin Spaniels can also have problems with their eyes, heart, and skin (allergies). Other health concerns include patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia, sometimes poor temperament and under bite jaw.
Life Span: 12 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (AKC Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
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