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Boykin Spaniel

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Boykin Spaniel Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Boykin Spaniel
The area where the animal first came from
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
46cm (18in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
17kg (38lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
16 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Gun Dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Brown, Black, Tan, White
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Intelligent, friendly and devoted
The level of house-training needed for the animal
Should be trained from an early in obedience

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Map of North America

Boykin Spaniel

The personality is ever-bright, it easily substitutes ball retrieving for bird retrieving, and will swim with agility in any aquatic environment. It is excellent with children (better, some say, than its cousin Cocker Spaniel) and is an instinctive swimmer. They do require daily exercise and weekly grooming to keep the coat matting under control.

The breed is a definite working dog with ideal retriever instincts, enthusiasm, and endurance. They say that the Boykin is the dog that doesn't rock the boat. Ideally, at around 35 pounds, the Boykin will not upset a canoe or smaller boat while hunting marsh and flooded timber.

This is a southern-bred dog,so big water in colder climes like the Chesapeake Bay and north are not appropriate for this breed when used as a duck hunting dog unless the dog's coat is weather conditioned and has a neoprene jacket available. They make excellent upland hunters that naturally quarter and flush game within gun range.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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