By Josie February 7th, 2023

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a.k.a Liver Brown Spaniel


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This is all about the dog who is an equally good hunter and therapy-dog: the Boykin Spaniel


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A man named Luther Whitney Boykin, an avid hunter, came across a brown spaniel in South Carolina.

Boykin recognized Dumpy’s potential as a hunting companion and began breeding him with other small spaniels.


Their weight is typically between 30 and 40 pounds for males and 25 and 35 pounds for females.

They have medium-length, floppy ears and curls on their legs and chest, which gives them a distinctive look.


Because they have a strong hunting instinct, they may need to be trained not to chase smaller animals.

These dogs are highly trainable and excel in various activities such as hunting, agility, obedience, and therapy work.


The population of Boykin Spaniels is relatively small compared to some other breeds.

It was developed in South Carolina in the early 20th century and is still a rare breed today.

he Boykin Spaniel Society was established in 1977 to preserve the breed.

They are excellent swimmers and have a waterproof coat that helps them hunt in wet environments.

Boykins are also known for their endurance, and can work for long periods at a time.

Hunting Abilities

Typically they retrieve ducks and goose, but can also tackle big animals like deer.

As Therapy Dogs

They quickly adapt to new environments, which makes them ideal for visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities.

These dogs are also known for their high energy and enthusiasm – a great mood booster for people feeling down.


They have a strong hunting instinct, so daily walks or runs are essential for satisfying their natural urge to roam and explore.

Basic obedience training and socialization are essential for this breed, as they can be strong-willed and independent.


Boykin Spaniels are known to have food allergies, so it is vital to keep an eye on any signs of food intolerance and adjust the diet accordingly.

Boykin Spaniels generally require a diet high in protein and essential nutrients to support their energetic and active lifestyle.

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The Boykin Spaniel breed is steadily gaining popularity due to its excellent temperament and versatility.

(and its adorableness, of course.)