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Boykin Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin Spaniel is a compact hunter that hails from South Carolina. This is a relatively new breed that excels at retrieving on land and in water. These guys are very intelligent and compassionate, and they make wonderful pets.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 15.5-18in

Female: 14-16.5in

Weight

Male: 30-40lb

Female: 25-35lb

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About this Breed

The Boykin Spaniel is a new addition to the spaniel family. These dogs originated in South Carolina at the beginning of the 20th century. A peculiar looking spaniel was given to L. Whitaker Boykin in South Carolina for hunting. He continued to breed American Water Spaniels, Spring Spaniels, Pointers, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers to this one dog’s bloodline until the Boykin Spaniel was born. These guys are admired for their skill at retrieving game both on land and in the water. These are exceptional animals that have an amazing nose and love of water. Boykin Spaniels are docile, intelligent, and compassionate. They are average shedders and just require maintenance to prevent matting. They can be prone to ear infections due to the floppy nature of their ears and their devotion to swimming. With strong leadership, you can not find a better companion than a Boykin Spaniel.

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Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Jack
  2. Duncan
  3. Cooper
  4. Jax
  5. Murphy
  6. Ace
  7. Ruger
  8. Beau
  9. Hershey

For Female

  1. Luna
  2. Lucy
  3. Belle
  4. Coco
  5. Georgia
  6. Marley
  7. Bailey
  8. Remy
  9. Bella

Common Locations

  1. South Carolina, United States
  2. Georgia, United States
  3. Virginia, United States
  4. Florida, United States
  5. New York, United States
  6. Pennsylvania, United States
  7. North Carolina, United States
  8. Alabama, United States
  9. New Jersey, United States
  10. Massachusetts, United States

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