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Boykin Spaniel

Origin United States
GroupGun Dog
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Other Names
What other names does the Boykin Spaniel have? The breed also known as...
Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog)
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
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?
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 dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boykin Spaniel gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

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

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Boykin Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Boykin Spaniel's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
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 Spaniels shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
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.


What kind of personality does the Boykin Spaniel have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boykin Spaniel?
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.
Are Boykin Spaniels 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.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Boykin Spaniels, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Boykin Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Boykin Spaniels are loving and affectionate dogs. 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 need this dog?
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.
Do Boykin Spaniels bark a lot? Why does my dog 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
Are Boykin Spaniels good watchdogs?
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Boykin Spaniel do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an 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? This dog wanderlust potential:
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 leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Boykin Spaniels have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Are Boykin Spaniels good apartment dogs? 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.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
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.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Boykin Spaniels kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boykin Spaniels get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Boykin Spaniels get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Boykin Spaniels have health problems?
Boykin Spaniels are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Boykin Spaniels live? What is this dog average life span?
14-16 years
Is the Boykin Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
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? How high is the energy level of this fido?
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 Spaniels 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 to 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? The 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 cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
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
Do they drool? How much does it 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.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
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? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Boykin Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies


  • Drooling tendency: The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Trainability: Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.


  • Hypoallergenic: Boykin Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Mouthiness: Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.

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