Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin Spaniel dog breed is known for his hunting skills, but he makes just as good a companion to a family as to a hunter, thanks to his smarts and his friendly confidence. The family should be an active one, however; this dog needs lots of exercise.

See below for complete list of Boykin Spaniel characteristics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
1
Good For Novice Owners
3
Sensitivity Level
4
Tolerates Being Alone
3
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
4

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
5
Dog Friendly
4
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
4
Drooling Potential
1
Easy To Groom
1
General Health
2
Potential For Weight Gain
4
Size
3

Trainability

Easy To Train
4
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
4
Prey Drive
2
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
3
Wanderlust Potential
4

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
5
Intensity
5
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
4

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 2 inches to 1 foot, 6 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
25 to 40 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

More About This Breed

  • Created by South Carolinians for hunting turkeys and waterfowl in the state's swamps, the medium-size brown dog encompasses the best of the spaniel talents and personality: An ability to flush and retrieve, willingness to work, attractive hanging ears, and a friendly wagging tail. Besides being a great all-around hunting dog in a convenient size, he's alert, self-confident, and smart, all of which make him an excellent family companion as well. He gets along with other dogs and children and takes to training like a duck on a june bug.

  • Size

    Males stand 15.5 to 18 inches at the shoulder; females, 14 to 16.5 inches. Females are 25 to 35 pounds, males weigh in at 30 to 40 pounds.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The medium-length outer coat is flat to slightly wavy and tops a short, dense undercoat that keeps the dog warm when retrieving from water. Light feathering covers the ears, chest, legs, and belly. In color, he's a rich, solid liver, brown, or dark chocolate.