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Boykin Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Boykin Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Boykin Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog)
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Boykin Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Boykin Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Boykin Spaniel breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNational Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.United Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Boykin Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Boykin Spaniel price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Boykin Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Boykin Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boykin Spaniel gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Boykin Spaniel size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Boykin Spaniel weigh? Boykin Spaniel weight:
25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Boykin Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel average weight:
32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boykin Spaniel? Boykin Spaniel height:
15-18 inches (38-46 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Boykin Spaniel average height:
16.5 inches (42 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Boykin Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Boykin Spaniel's coat?
Brown
Grooming
How to groom the Boykin Spaniel and how often?
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Boykin Spaniel, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Boykin Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Boykin? Boykin Spaniel shedding level:
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Boykin Spaniel have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CompanionableEnergeticIntelligentEagerFriendlyTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boykin Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Boykin Spaniel obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Boykin Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Boykin Spaniel sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Boykin Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Boykin need? Boykin Spaniel social needs:
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Boykin Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Why does my Swamp Poodle bark?
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Boykin Spaniel good as a watchdog?
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Boykin Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Boykin Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Boykin? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boykin Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Boykin Spaniel do?
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Boykin Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boykin Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boykin Spaniel roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Boykin Spaniel have high prey drive?
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Boykin Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Boykin Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Boykin Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Boykin Spaniel and children:
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boykin Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Boykin Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Boykin Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Boykin Spaniels good office dogs? Do Boykin Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Boykin Spaniels be office dogs?
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Boykin Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Boykin temperament with senior people? Are Boykin Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Boykin Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Boykin Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Boykin Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Boykin Spaniel be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Boykin Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Boykin Spaniel be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Boykin Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boykin Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Boykin Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Boykin Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Boykin Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Boykin Spaniel be a boat dog?
Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Boykin Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Boykin Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Boykin Spaniel dogs have health problems?
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Boykin Spaniel breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boykin Spaniel breed? Health risks of Boykin Spaniel:
Cushing's SyndromeElbow DysplasiaHeart DiseaseHeart ProblemsHypothyroidism
Life Expectancy
How long do Boykin Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Boykin Spaniel be?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boykin Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Boykin Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Boykin Spaniel have?
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Boykin Spaniel dogs require per day?
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Boykin Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Boykin Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Boykin Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Boykin Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Boykin Spaniel drool?
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Boykin Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Boykin Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Boykin Spaniel pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Boykin Spaniel pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Boykin Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Boykin Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Boykin Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Boykin Spaniel

Pros
  • Trainability: Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Boat Dog: Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Boykin Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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