BOYKIN SPANIEL DOG BREED
The Boykin Spaniel originated in the United States in the 1900s, and he is considered the state dog of South Carolina. Boykin Spaniels are highly appreciated because of its extraordinary ability to hunt wild ducks and turkeys. The Boykin Spaniel was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009.
Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 25-40 pounds Lifespan: 10-15 years
The Boykin Spaniel is a strong, medium-sized and well-built dog, square in shape. It has the agility, speed and great endurance. They range in color from liver to dark brown and may have white markings on the chest. The Boykin Spaniel can work in absolutely any weather and in any terrain, and in addition, he is an excellent swimmer. Comparable Breed: The Springer Spaniel and American Water Spaniel.
The Boykin Spaniel is incredibly friendly, faithful and obedient dog. Boykin Spaniels are enthusiastic hunters, pleasant companions and diligent workers. He needs constant attention and get along great with children and other pets.
Coat / Care:
The Boykin Spaniel`s coat ranges from short to medium length, it is straight or wavy and has a very nice structure. Ears, legs, chest and underside of the body are adorned with light feathering. Boykin Spaniels require regular combing to prevent tangling. If needed, you can bathe your pet. Do not forget to constantly check the dog’s ears to avoid accumulation of dirt and infection.
The Boykin Spaniel is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to Eye Infection, Hip Dysplasia, Poor Temperament, Skin Allergies and Cardiac Disease. The Boykin Spaniel has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
Weight / Height
The male Boykin Spaniel dog breed’s height is around 15.5 – 18 inches and weighs around 30 and 40 pounds. Female Boykin Spaniel dogs can reach a size from 14 – 16.5 inches and weighs between 25 and 35 pounds.
The Boykin Spaniel is very obedient, intelligent and trainable, so make sure not to use too strict or harsh training methods. Since these animals are much more delicate than other Spaniels varieties, they only respond to motivational training, built on love and equity.
The Boykin Spaniel is not suited for living in an apartment since he needs a daily workout, both physical and mental. Otherwise, the dog may be bored, moody and destructive. Boykin Spaniels are extremely agile and energetic and can fully display their best talents only in rural areas.