Boykin Spaniel

USD $800-$1000 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 98
Origin United States
Other Names Boykin, LBD (Little Brown Dog), Swamp Poodle
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1000
How much does it cost to buy a Boykin Spaniel?
Boykin Spaniel are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $800 to $1000 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Boykin Spaniels can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Height 15-18 inches (38-46 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Retriever, Companion
Date of Origin 1900s
Ancestry Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Cocker and American Water Spaniel, Pointer, Springer

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors Brown
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Brown
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Dematter, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Companionable, Eager, Energetic, Friendly, Intelligent, Productive, Trainable
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Yes
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Cushing's Syndrome, Elbow Dysplasia, Heart Disease, Heart Problems, Hypothyroidism
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.75 - $2.25
Monthly Cost $52.50 - $67.50


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Boykin Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Boykin Spaniel is a small, energetic breed of dog that has become increasingly popular in recent years. This breed is known for its friendly and outgoing personality, as well as its unique appearance. The Boykin Spaniel has a medium-length coat that can be either wavy or curly, and comes in a variety of colors including liver, chocolate, and black. They have long ears that hang down to their cheeks and dark eyes that give them an alert expression.

The average lifespan of the Boykin Spaniel is between 12-15 years. They typically weigh between 25-40 pounds when fully grown and stand at around 15-17 inches tall at the shoulder.

The Boykin Spaniel is an intelligent breed with an outgoing personality. They are very loyal to their owners and love to please them by performing tricks or playing fetch. They are also very social dogs who enjoy being around other people or animals, making them great family pets.

Boykin Spaniels are generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals they come into contact with. However, they may be wary of strangers at first until they get used to them so it’s important to introduce them slowly in order to ensure everyone gets along safely.

The temperament of the Boykin Spaniel is generally calm but active when necessary; they love going on walks or playing games outdoors but also enjoy snuggling up on the couch for some cuddle time with their owners too!

When it comes to health issues the Boykin Spaniel can be prone to hip dysplasia as well as eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma so regular checkups with your vet are recommended in order to keep your pup healthy and happy!

In terms of adaptability level the Boykin Spaniel does quite well in both urban and rural environments; however they do need plenty of exercise so if you live in an apartment make sure you take your pup out for regular walks throughout the day! The benefits of having a Boykin Spaniel as a pet include their intelligence which makes training relatively easy; their loyalty which makes them great companions; their friendliness which makes them great family pets; and lastly their energy which means you’ll never have a dull moment when spending time with your pup!


The Boykin Spaniel is a breed of small hunting dog from the United States. The breed was developed in the early 1900s by hunters in South Carolina who wanted a dog that could hunt quail and ducks in the swamps and rice fields of the state. The Boykin Spaniel was named for its developer, Alexander L. White, Jr., who was known as "Boykin."

The Boykin Spaniel breed almost became extinct in the 1970s due to a lack of interest from hunters and breeders. However, a few dedicated breeders kept the breed alive and worked to increase its popularity. Today, the Boykin Spaniel is recognized as a distinct breed by the American Kennel Club and is one of the most popular hunting dogs in the United States.

The ancestry of the Boykin Spaniel is unknown, but it is thought to be a cross between an American Cocker Spaniel and a English Springer Spaniel. The first Boykin Spaniels were bred in South Carolina, where they are still popular today.