Breed Group: Sporting
Character - Temperament
The Boykin Spaniel is sturdy, of medium size, and well-built. This breed possesses agility, speed, and endurance. Boykin Spaniel's are capable of covering any type of terrain in any weather, and are excellent swimmers. They are skilled both in field and water retrieving.
Care - Coat
The Boykin Spaniel requires regular brushing to prevent matting. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to regularly check the ears for debris or infection. The Boykin Spaniel breed is prone to such health issues as eye problems, hip dysplasia, skin and heart problems.
Boykin Spaniel's excel in structured agility and obedience classes. The Boykin Spaniel possesses a softer temperament than other Spaniel breeds so does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. They do quite well with motivational training. They require fairness and consistency.
The Boykin Spaniel is not recommended for apartment living. They require daily exercise and mental stimulation or they will become bored and destructive. This breed is exceedingly driven and energetic and do best in a rural setting. They thrive on hunting, swimming, and family activity.