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Intro to the Boykin Spaniel

Country of Origin: South Carolina, USA

Date of Origin: 1900’s
Original use: Hunting
Life Expectancy: 14-15 years
Weight: 14-18 kg (male), 11-16kg (female)
Height: 39-46 cm (male), 26-42cm (female)

The Boykin Spaniel is medium in size, sturdy and typically spaniel. He is first and foremost a hunting dog with proven retrieving and flushing abilities characterized by boundless enthusiasm and endurance, moderate speed and agility. Being intelligent and possessing a great desire to please make the Boykin easy to train. He is a strong swimmer, taking to water easily and is valuable for water retrieving as well as field retrieving. The typical Boykin is friendly and eager to please. As a pet and companion he is exceptional with an amicable disposition. The Boykin is built to cover rough ground and swim in all conditions with agility and reasonable speed.


Information brought to Pups of Sydney by The Boykin Spaniel Society and the American Kennel Club

Images courtesy of Mailey Wright and Mike Chuang



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