Meet the official dog of South Carolina.
Height: 14 to 18 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 25 to 40 pounds
Coat: medium-length and flat to wavy
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
The Boykin Spaniel is known for his hunting skills, but he makes just as good a companion to a family as to a hunter, thanks to his smarts and his friendly confidence. The family should be an active one, however; this dog needs lots of exercise.
Amount of shedding
Ease at being home alone
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Good for novice owners