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The Bylaws of the Boykin Spaniel Foundation establish that the purpose of the Foundation is "to further by clinical study, laboratory and genetic research, and publication the knowledge of chronic diseases in Boykin Spaniels and other canines and the application of such knowledge to the prevention and treatment of these diseases." With that purpose in mind the Foundation created its health test clearance reimbursement program several years ago and as a result of that effort we have seen the incidence of hip dysplasia, for instance, reduce over time.
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.