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nolaks
Member since Dec 2013
733 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
I've had 3 now, and had my hand in 5-6 others training.

I've made points here that others disagree with, and that is fine. I recognize that people's opinion is based around their personal dog, and I acknowledge that each dog is different. The puppy I referenced above, and his uncle (my main dog now) are the least hyper male dogs I've ever been around. They also appear second in inherent intelligence to my moms standard poodles (but the poodles have the personality of a cat). I completely agree that if you want to train a "meat dog" with rocks and a 2x4, your "average" lab is likely a better choice than your "average" boykin. Now if you can find someone with great boykins, the odds of getting a dog that you aren't embarrassed to bring anywhere lean toward the great boykin over your average lab. In reality, with all breeds, we'd be so much better off if we only bred the top 10% of dogs.


KJS
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Member since Oct 2010
232 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Yeah vet said spaniels have ear canals not designed to drain. Poor buddy lived in pain. I was anal about trimming ears, wiping down ears etc and I’d get one ear clear and the other would get infected. Vet performed a total ear ablation where they remove all the inner ear tissue so now no more infections but he lives with muffled hearing so hunting days are done. Next Boykin will def be a short hair. Mine has long jerry curl and YES, cuckleburrs are the devil!


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CootKilla
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In a beer can/All dog's nightmares
Member since Jul 2007
5322 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Duckaholic, how much does a DD puppy run?


duckaholic25
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Member since Nov 2010
140 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
They are around 1200-1800. If you want you can email at duckaholic25@yahoo.com and I'll point you in the right direction of some good litters


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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
39490 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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KJS trimming the inner ear hair nips the ear infections same with other spaniels


This per my daughter that is a Vet.


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Brown Dog
Member since Feb 2019
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re: Boykin Spaniel
I have had Boykins since 1981, when nobody this side of east Ga. knew what they were. They are great little dogs. That being said, size does matter as in their prime Sugar Ray Leonard isn't gonna whip Mohammed Ali day in and day out. With more folks becoming aware of Boykins you are starting to see more in the Hunt Test/Field Trail games. They can do the work. Two weeks ago David Lambert to had 2 Super Reteiever series passes and and 2 AKC Spaniel passes and picked up his WDX, Working Dog Excellent. His dog, Boudreaux is HRCH, OR, WDX, SH, MHR titled. A real busy/productive weekend in any dog owner's book. A fella in Tallahassee has a dog that has retrieved over 2600 bird in her 1st 2yrs of hunting. So they can do the work.
with the ear issue trim the underside of ear flap and below ear with a #10 blade so ear can get air to help it dry. Can also squirt a couple of cc's of white vinegar in ears after they finish in water as it helps create an acidic environment that impedes bacteria growth. I have also had success fighting ear infection with a concoction of 4 oz alcohol, 4 oz white vinegar, 4 oz betadine, 16 drops of gentian violet, and 3 tablespoons of boric acid. use it 2x a day for a week, then 1 x a day for a week, the every other day day for a week. I put it in a squirt type 'ketchup' bottle for the dollar store as it make it easier to administer. it Works, but do t outside as it will stain like grape Kool-aid.


Cracker
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Member since Nov 2009
11642 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Haha I have done the same! I had two lost my oldest in sept.
I need a new photo hosting service to post any pics.


EagleEye99
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Member since Dec 2017
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re: Boykin Spaniel
Appreciate reading all the informative post about the breed and it is enlightening. My cousin has a Boykin who is a hunting machine but too wired for my taste. I’m a lab guy and my boy will run circles around the Boykin while being chill around company, kids, etc... when the Boykin is constantly into shite and having to be constantly corrected. Love the Boykin though, calm and focused as frick on the water


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23731 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
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te. I’m a lab guy and my boy will run circles around the Boykin while being chill around company, kids, etc... when the Boykin is constantly into shite and having to be constantly corrected. Love the Boykin though, calm and focused as frick on the water

Run circles around what Boykin?

Ours a very chill around the house,


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choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23731 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Brown dog I agree with you but..... an NFL offensive lineman ain’t never gonna catch a runningbacK


First derby I ran in 1981 there wasn’t a dog over 75lbs in the field....


Last Akc test the three dogs ahead of my female all outweighed her by 60 lbs


And despite one judge telling me they always wondered about a Boykin as a lapdog. Both cleared all 4 marks w no handling.


That judge came to me before ribbon time and said “that ain’t no lap dog”. I said yeah she is and showed the pics to prove it......

This post was edited on 3/24 at 11:02 pm


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highcotton2
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re: Boykin Spaniel
Well if y’all are posting pictures I might as well throw mine in there. 48 lbs of the best dog I have ever owned. The only other dogs I have owned were Labs. Extremely smart and amazes me all the time how focused and still he is when waiting for the action to start.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/carJtUl.jpg


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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
39490 posts

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I need a new photo hosting service to post any pics.


I use this one.

LINK


Ziggy Pop
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Caddo
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Boykin Spaniel
I've had a Boykin for 5-years now and she's done everything I've asked of her. She's picked up a few hundred ducks and earned her HRCH. Mine is a daughter of Brandywine's Drake and is bred to Blaine's dog Buck which will be her first litter as timing just never worked out before. We are pretty excited about the potential of the litter and intend to keep a pup.


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
Member since Jun 2006
23731 posts

re: Boykin Spaniel
Aware of a pretty solid litter coming soon near Nashville


White Doug
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re: Boykin Spaniel
Thanks, I’ve got my eye on a few right now. If these fall through, I’ll be back.


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