Boykin Spaniel Dog Breed Facts & Information

By Sarah Jeanne Terry

When you're looking to adopt a dog into your family, deciding on the right breed that fits your needs is very important. Take into account things like size, temperament, and energy level. If you have a family and want a loving, trainable, energetic pup, then you might want to consider the Boykin spaniel.

Boykin Spaniel Dog Breed Facts & Information
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Boykin spaniels are a relatively new breed. They were first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009. While they may not be as popular as their Cocker spaniel or English spaniel cousins. Boykins are still a great option when looking for the perfect dog for your family.

Boykin spaniels are energetic animals that make great family pets.

If you have kids in the home, one of the biggest concerns with a new pup is that it might not get along with kids. But with Boykin spaniels, you don't have to worry about that. Boykins are great with kids!

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Plus, Boykin spaniels can keep up with your energetic kids, because they love playtime. They need plenty of exercise because they're bred to be enthusiastic workers. Boykins also love the water, which can be fun as well.

Boykin spaniels have energetic and loving personalities.

These pups are people pleasers, and they love attention. These dogs tend to be too friendly to make great watchdogs, but that means as long as they're properly socialized, they won't become aggressive. They're energetic and fun-loving dogs that will thrive with an active family.

Boykin spaniels are a great mid-sized dog.

The average Boykin spaniel male averages between 30-40 pounds. And females average about 25-35 pounds. Males stand about 15.5-18 inches tall, and females 14-16.5 inches.

Boykin spaniels are very trainable.

These loving dogs are eager to please, which means they take well to training. And having a pet that's easy to train also makes them great family pets. As many dogs do, Boykins respond best to positive training using rewards like treats.

Boykin spaniels are adorable, fluffy furballs.

You'll first recognize a Boykin by their beautiful, chocolate brown color. They have soft, wavy hair, and long, floppy ears. Because they're long-haired, Boykin spaniels do need to be groomed frequently. You'll need to brush their hair 2-3 times per week, and they need a haircut every once in awhile to keep their appearance neat. They do also shed seasonally, which is another characteristic to take into account.

Boykin spaniel essential facts:

  • Personality: Friendly, trainable, and lovable
  • Energy Level: Very Active
  • Barking Level: Moderate
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Trainability: Very good
  • Height: 15.5-18 inches (male), 14-16.5 inches (female)
  • Weight: 30-40 pounds (male), 25-35 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-15 years

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