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BayouBengalRubicon
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St. Gabriel
Member since Dec 2019
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re: Boykin Spaniel
You sound like the perfect candidate for a standard poodle: They're much calmer inside, much more intelligent, better family pets, hypo allergenic, no shed or smell. Mine is 50lbs and a fantastic dog, i'll never go back to another breed. You'll just have to get used to the Baws laughing at you


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nolaks
Member since Dec 2013
694 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
I just picked on up out of this breeding.
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so excited. I have Leine (the sire's) brother. As with any other dog, breeding is key to getting what you want out of a dog.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23084 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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I just picked on up out of this breeding.
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so excited. I have Leine (the sire's) brother. As with any other dog, breeding is key to getting what you want out of a dog.
I know that dude... very very solid litter to say the least.


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Capt ST
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: Boykin Spaniel
I'd get a silver lab before a boykin if you're looking for a designer breed. Boykin's don't listen. If you get one, name in Scout please.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23084 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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I'd get a silver lab before a boykin if you're looking for a designer breed. Boykin's don't listen. If you get one, name in Scout please
oh my aching ass


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Lonnie Utah
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Utah!
Member since Jul 2012
8806 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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Boykin's don't listen


Hey, don't blame the dog for the behavior just because it's smarter than you....

Boykin's listen just fine, but they take a different (gentler) hand than training a lab.


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
35931 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Gentler hand training is a under statement. One has to just about baby them thru a training cycle.


Capt ST
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re: Boykin Spaniel
I have an English lab, she gets her feelings hurt very easily.


Lonnie Utah
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re: Boykin Spaniel
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I have an English lab, she gets her feelings hurt very easily.



Make her a cup of tea.


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choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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23084 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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fishfighter
Gentler hand training is a under statement. One has to just about baby them thru a training cycle.
all three of our are not like that - more like chessies


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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
35931 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Hard headed? Had a chessie at one time. Great duck dog, but one hard headed bitch. She out worked a few black labs back in the day. One hunt it was so cold that we had to break ice in our ponds which was saltwater. Dropping a bird, she would fetch. Within a few mins, ice would form on her back. We had a black lab with us that couldn't handle that cold day and wouldn't work.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23084 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Not heard headed - strong willed not at all soft



Different to FF is all I found


Lonnie Utah
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re: Boykin Spaniel
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all three of our are not like that - more like chessies


My family has owned 3 boykins and a lab and I roomed with a guy that had a lab. With the exception of my buddy's yellow lab, they were all good dogs. His lab was just fine, but a bit aloof. I've always felt the Boykins were smarter. They also form really strong bonds with their owners. While that bond is one of their best characteristics, I think it's also why folks get in trouble with them. In my personal experience, and yours may vary, they almost take it personal if you get after them too much. I've had to lean on mine rather hard a time or two, and he "ditched" me for a day or two after that. On the other hand, that bond they form with their owners if you use that to your advantage, they'll do almost anything for you.

And they listen just fine. Particularly when you tell them to "Find 'em", "Hunt 'em up" or "Bust 'em"....

My wife says ours is one of the best dogs she's ever had. He's curled up to me "butt to butt", on the couch as I type this.


tigers84
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Jun 2008
2596 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Got our Boykin from Red Creek Kennel in MS 3 years ago. She has been a great dog. Great in the house and good with other dogs and people. Loves to duck hunt, go to the camp and will even sit in the box stand with me when making a rifle hunt. The only negative I would say is how much energy she has but all of my labs were pretty much the same till they got a bit older. I’ve always had labs but really liked the smaller size of the Boykin. Great dogs and very smart. I would definitely recommend getting one.


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Sport Wood
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Dec 2006
347 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
My female 5 year old Boykin is the best dog I’ve ever had. Extremely loyal, smart, funny, and an amazing duck dog. I trained her myself and i didn’t have the time needed to finish her the right way and she is still an incredible hunter. Don’t know what people are referencing when they say that Boykins don’t have the desire to compete and hunt like other breeds. My girl lives for it. As someone said you have to train them with a soft hand and a lot of love but they learn very quickly. She is also great with kids and as an added bonus is a pretty good guard dog. Will definitely get another one in the future.


Lonnie Utah
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Utah!
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re: Boykin Spaniel
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great with kids


They love kids, and most kids love them. My 8 y/o asked us if we could get a "girl boykin" over the weekend. His mom promptly told him no.


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geauxbrown
Southern Fan
South Carolina
Member since Oct 2006
7920 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Living in S Carolina I've had the opportunity to hunt over and be around a lot of Boykins. Personally, I love them. They are a little hyper and from time to time you get one that should be called a Destroykin instead of a Boykin, but overall they seem to be really good dogs.

It they weren't so damned expensive I would own one.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23084 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
That whole destroykin thing is training. And keeping closet doors CLOSED


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Manchac Man
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2014
1327 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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I want a hard drive, hard hunter, meat dog.


That right there would turn me off from the Boykin if this and ducks are most important. You can find smaller labs in the high 40 to 50 lb range that will out work most any Boykin. The Boykin is slightly more multi purpose and sheds less.
I’ve hunted and worked enough Boykins and Cockers to know that I wouldn’t rely on them to be my hard drive water dog. They just have a different style, but can get the job done.


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fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
35931 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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They are a little hyper and from time to time


A little? But mine is still young.

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you get one that should be called a Destroykin instead of a Boykin, but overall they seem to be really good dogs.


Mine has just settled down and quit chewing up everything. I still keep her in her kennel at night. Will tell her bed time and she goes right in.


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