My husband and I have had numerous hunting dogs, and spaniels are by far the best all around breed. I first met a Boykin Spaniel at a skeet shoot at Fort Bragg. I was very impressed with the demeanor, socialization, and always on alert for his owners commands. I was hooked. On our way to picking out our first Boykin puppy (Remi is on the left), we were so lucky to attend a field test in Camden, SC. The participants were very gracious and allowed us in the field to watch the dogs work - unbelievable!! We knew this was the breed for us - we do not compete in field trials, but my husband does travel and hunt pheasant, quail, and grouse. Lilah was my Mother's Day gift - I could not imagine our home without two dogs now.
Boykin Spaniels are high energy and very loyal. If you just want a companion dog that is low key, this is not the dog for you. They need lots of available land to run and chase balls. They love dock jumping, swimming, and taking walks/hikes with their human. The history of Boykin Spaniels is a great read.
I am thrilled to be a Silver Level Breeder. When I first started this journey, I learned quickly that there are many standards and expectations to meet. I have travelled so many miles to health fairs and a reproductive veterinarian to complete all health certifications.
Lilah hunting in the UP of Michigan.
She is a Rock Star in the field!! When I retire, I will go with Brian and video/take pictures - hard to do when flushing and shooting.
For Christmas, we took Lilah and Remi to a hunting preserve - she was 18 months old!
Lilah - she enjoys springtime and loves wintertime!!