WELCOME TO THE BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY®
The annual puppy issue certainly reminds us that the Boykin Spaniel breed is truly special. It also reminds us that they depend on us to protect their future. Among the photos in these pages are pups that will bring great joy in homes across America, excel as hunting companions and succeed in a variety of competitive environments. They are also the dogs from whom future generations will be bred.
A principal purpose of the Boykin Spaniel Society is to establish and maintain the Boykin Spaniel Registry and in fulfilling that mission we have become the principal registry for the breed. Our registration statistics speak for themselves, as the number of litters and dogs registered each year continues to grow.
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.