Boykin Spaniel

Also Called: Boykin Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding High

The Boykin Spaniel is a breed of small-medium sized dog developed in the United States to be a gundog. They have a medium-length, silky coat and are well known for their friendly, cheerful demeanor.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Sporting
  • Life Span: 15-17 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: Medium
  • Coat: Long and silky
  • Coat Colors: Chocolate,Brown,Dark Brown
  • Litter Size: 4-6
  • Family: Gundogs
  • Hypoallergenic: true
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Medium

Training and Care

Boykin Spaniels require consistent training and exercise. They love to run and have a lot of energy, so they need a good exercise routine. They also need to be socialized from an early age to ensure that they are well-behaved and comfortable in social situations.

Diet and Nutrition

Boykin Spaniels should be fed high-quality, moist food with balanced levels of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates for optimal health. They require plenty of fresh, clean water throughout the day.

Health Problems

The Boykin Spaniel is relatively healthy but may be prone to certain health problems. These include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye disorders, hypothyroidism, and allergies.

Breed History

The Boykin Spaniel was first bred in South Carolina in the early 1900s. It was bred from Dogues de Bordeaux, Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, and American Water Spaniels. The breed is now a popular hunting dog, as well as a much-loved family pet.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Boykin Spaniels are available for adoption from many animal shelters and rescue organizations. They typically range from $400 to $1,200 in price, depending on lineage.

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