WELCOME TO THE BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY®
The Boykin Spaniel Society® was founded in the summer of 1977 inThe Boykin Spaniel Society® , Boykin Spaniel Society® is the Official Registry for the Boykin Spaniel Camden, South Carolina. Within the first year the Society had over 300 members from 25 states. An official registry for the breed was started in 1979. The Boykin Spaniel Society® has now grown to over 2500 members hailing from every state in the union as well as Canada, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
The Boykin Spaniel Society's® first annual National Hunting Test was held May 23, 1980. Since then the competitors have grown steadily in numbers and ability, attracting dog owners and handlers from all parts of the country.
THE BOYKIN SPANIEL
The Boykin Spaniel was first bred by South Carolina hunters during the 1900's to provide the ideal dog for hunting ducks and wild turkeys in the Wateree River Swamp. Hunters on South Carolina's Wateree River needed a small rugged dog compactly built for boat travel and able to retrieve on land and water.