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Boykin Spaniel
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.
Boykin Spaniel profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners