Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel


The first Boykin Spaniel, or the precursor of today's breed, was reportedly a small, stray spaniel type dog that befriended a banker walking from his home to the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina around 1900.

Care and Health

As with all dogs, the Boykin Spaniels require daily exercise and regular grooming. Clipping the coat regularly is recommended especially if the dog is in the field, as the soft coat collects foxtails and briars. Spraying the dog with cooking spray is also recommended to help defend against tangles in the long fur. This breed should be tested for hip dysplasia, hereditary eye disease, heart/cardiac abnormalities (specifically pulmonary stenosis), hereditary patellar luxation, hereditary exercise-induced collapse, degenerative myelopathy, and Collie Eye Anomaly. Eye examinations should be done annually.

Fun Fact

It is the state dog of South Carolina

Good For

Hunting and family dog


The Boykin Spaniel is a friendly, social dog that is considered a good family pet


Size medium, medium Fur, sheds medium, high energy.

The Cutest Boykin Spaniels on Pet Parade

  • Kiko
  • Ko zine
  • Buster brown
  • Tho Lay
  • Kok
  • Kozo
  • Demo
  • Koe koe
  • Poppy
  • Gargar
  • Ko ko
  • Ben10
  • Dee
  • Rattler
  • Brandi