The Boykin Spaniel is a medium, sturdy and typically spaniel dog originally bred for hunting in the Wateree River Swamp of South Carolina. A versatile hunter, Boykin Spaniels have proven retrieving and flushing abilities. They are a friendly and social dog that is eager and easy to train.
Country of Origin:
The Boykin Spaniel originated in the United States.
Male Boykin Spaniels range from 15 1/2 inches to 18 inches. Female Boykins range from 14 to 16 1/2 inches
Boykin Spaniels range from 25 to 40 pounds.
Boykin Spaniels are a solid rich liver (reddish brown) or a dark chocolate brown. They may have a small white spot on the chest but no other white markings.
The Boykin Spaniel's coat is flat to moderately curly, with fine medium-length hair with light feathering. They may also have a shorter straight coat with no feathering. Weekly brushing, whether the coat is clipped or not, is recommended to reduce shedding.
The Boykin Spaniel is typically a friendly, social dog that thrives in a family environment with plenty of outdoor activity. They are energetic and adaptable to different environments but they do require social interaction and the opportunity to burn off excess energy. They have excellent endurance. Boykin Spaniels are highly trainable and eager to please.
Health issues common to the Boykin Spaniel are hip dysplasia and eye problems and patella luxation. They are prone to ear infections and may have skin allergies or skin conditions.
The expected life span of the Boykin Spaniel is 14 to 16 years.
The Boykin Spaniel will do okay in an apartment if they are adequately exercised. A small yard is sufficient.
The Boykin Spaniel is in the Sporting group.