Boykin Spaniel April Jet.jpg

South Carolina Boykin Spaniel breeders

The Boykin Spaniel is a medium-sized breed of dog, a Spaniel bred for hunting wild turkeys and ducks in the Wateree River Swamp of South Carolina, in the United States. It is the state dog of South Carolina, where it was discovered and further developed by hunters in the 1900s. 1 September is Boykin Spaniel Day in South Carolina.

Appearance[edit]

The Boykin Spaniel is only slightly larger than the English Cocker Spaniel but much heavier through the body width. Height at the withers for males ranges from 15.5 - 17 ins (39.4 - 43.18 cm) and weight 30 - 40 lbs (13.6 - 18.2 kg). Females are smaller, 14 - 16.5 ins (35 - 41.91 cm) and 25 - 35 lbs (11.4 - 15.9 kg). Although against the true form and function of the breed, some field trial breeders are increasing their line's size to be competitive against other retriever breeds. Buyers should be aware of the size and weight in the puppy's pedigree before choosing a breeder if size is a factor in their choice of dog. Traditionally, its tail is docked at the age of three days, leaving 1/3 length. Eyes are engaging and bright. The color ranges from brilliant gold to a dark amber. Puppies will have milky bluish-gold to amber eyes until a few months old. The coat color comes in liver or chocolate (shades of brown.)

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Boykin Spaniels on Outdoors with Joey Mines Show
Boykin Spaniels on Outdoors with Joey Mines Show
Boykin Spaniel puppies:Why to get one(or two)
Boykin Spaniel puppies:Why to get one(or two)
Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel
Share this Post

Related posts

American Water Spaniel Breeders

American Water Spaniel Breeders

DECEMBER 16, 2017

Our newest litter arrived on February 10th. Stone and Sparkle had five boys and two girls. Click here to see pictures. Breeder…

Read More
English Cocker Spaniel breeders Texas

English Cocker Spaniel breeders Texas

DECEMBER 16, 2017

Southern Hills Kennel Home of Bird Dog University Abilene, Texas ~ ENGLISH COCKER SPANIELS ~ Our 3 Newest additions to…

Read More