The Boykin Spaniel is a small, compact hunting and retrieving dog weighing between 30 and 40 pounds. It is a popular duck and bird hunting dog and is comfortable on both land and water. It is also the official state dog of South Carolina. In addition it makes a wonderful family pet.


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  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    Jane, this is a beautiful image of a gorgeous dog! I love that beautiful face and that silky coat.

    Our boy, Duxbak (nicknamed Dux) was a Boykin-Lab mix. His mummy was taken to training and went into heat. There was a lab in her cage the next morning. And then Dux appeared! They are loyal and wonderful dogs!

  • Thank you PBWright. Interesting to hear aout your Dux. I imagine a Boykin-Lab would be a wonderful dog to have as both breeds are great. Not many people have ever heard of Boykins.

    – Jane Best

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 4 years ago

    He is such a beautiful dog with pretty eye….Love this shot of him.

  • Thank you Donna. It is hard to get her to sit still.

    – Jane Best

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 4 years ago

    This is lovely Jane – especially the contrast between the chocolate and the golden grass

  • THank you FelicityB. Thanks to for noticing the contrast with the background. I tried taking some of the Golden Retriever with the same background and it was hard to see the retriever because her coat was so similar to the grass color.

    – Jane Best

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 4 years ago

    Nice capture in a lovely natural setting.

  • THank you Carla. It was a challenge to get her to sit still.

    – Jane Best

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    I adore these dogs, and you have captured the love for life in this one’s heart! Gorgeous shot!!

  • Thank you rodeorose. She enjoys being outdoors but it is hard to get her to sit still and pose for the camera. I had to bribe her with treats.

    – Jane Best

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Jane; I like the colours and the amount of detail that is showing in the dog’s coat. Looks like a plucky smart dog!….Linda

  • Thank you grannyshot. I have been trying to photograph her more because so few people have ever heard of a Boykin Spaniel and want to know what one looks like. Photographing her is a real challenge because she is so energetic.

    – Jane Best

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you very much Gary. Glad to hear from you again.

    – Jane Best

  • Sandy Keeton
    Sandy Keetonover 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much for this honor to be featured in Cats and Dogs group! A nice surprise.

    – Jane Best

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    gorgeous, lovely capture too

  • Thank you very much Ryan!

    – Jane Best

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful image, Good colors too!

  • Thank you very much Ellen and for your comment re the colors.

    – Jane Best

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