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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2019, 09:02:05 AM »
I'm not going to argue the semantics of this breed vs. that breed. I will say this: Boykins were bred exclusively with Chessies and American Water Spaniels. (Some breeders injected other breeds suchs as springers and GSP's later on creating issues not desired ) and if anyone is going to argue those two breeds are not cold weather capable I question their education. And if anyone thinks it is 85 degrees in South Carolina during duck season needs to go to SC during duck season.
Boykins are touted as hot weather dogs but they are conditioned for it, the same way we should all condition our dogs prior to more extreme weather. 
If you want more information, Commando, on Boykin, look up Western States Boykin Spaniel Club of Facebook. There are other clubs of FB, such as Northwest Boykin Spaniel Club, Boykins in Alaska, Utah Boykin Spaniel Enthusiasts, Boykins in Alaska, or Shasta Cascades BSC.
Or... Next weekend (nov1-3) we are having our annual Boykin-Only hunt at Potholes. We are featuring a guided goose hunt with Echternkamp's and will be doing a Duck hunt Sunday. Some may opt to just hunt for quail and pheasant. We are staying at Mardon Resort. Feel free to join us just to be around the dogs and owners. Bring beer.

Wow what an amazing invite and amazing opportunity for Cammando to really get to know this breed that he is interested in. I hope that the dates work out and I can't wait to see some pics and hear about how this turns out. Really cool of you Pens Fan  :tup:
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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2019, 10:59:16 AM »
I'm not going to argue the semantics of this breed vs. that breed. I will say this: Boykins were bred exclusively with Chessies and American Water Spaniels. (Some breeders injected other breeds suchs as springers and GSP's later on creating issues not desired ) and if anyone is going to argue those two breeds are not cold weather capable I question their education. And if anyone thinks it is 85 degrees in South Carolina during duck season needs to go to SC during duck season.
Boykins are touted as hot weather dogs but they are conditioned for it, the same way we should all condition our dogs prior to more extreme weather. 
If you want more information, Commando, on Boykin, look up Western States Boykin Spaniel Club of Facebook. There are other clubs of FB, such as Northwest Boykin Spaniel Club, Boykins in Alaska, Utah Boykin Spaniel Enthusiasts, Boykins in Alaska, or Shasta Cascades BSC.
Or... Next weekend (nov1-3) we are having our annual Boykin-Only hunt at Potholes. We are featuring a guided goose hunt with Echternkamp's and will be doing a Duck hunt Sunday. Some may opt to just hunt for quail and pheasant. We are staying at Mardon Resort. Feel free to join us just to be around the dogs and owners. Bring beer.


thanks for the offer! I would love top attend unfortunately I'm already committed to something else that weekend. thanks for the invite though!

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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2019, 06:40:30 PM »
We do this every year. We had one for last season in March of this year because of scheduling issues. It was about 4 degrees and we held it at Cooke Canyon. There was two feet of snow and we had mostly pups there who were introduces to birds for their very first time. Two pups were under 6 months old. They did great for a 2-1/2 hunt.
Carl, you are more than welcome to attend, as is anyone who wants to see these dogs.

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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2019, 02:02:29 PM »
How are Boykins at retrieving geese in water? I donít target Canadaís that much but will pop one of it flies close enough.

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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2019, 05:27:50 AM »
Yup, i think it's actually easier for them. There was a guy who was hunting up north where you can shoot trumpeters, i believe. His Boykin retrieved in water and tried dragging it up to shore. He didn't have anyways to take video and he only git the pic afterwards.

We didnt get many geese at our Boykin-only hunt two weeks ago, but here's a pic of one retrieve.

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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2019, 03:50:05 PM »
Half the size of a lab...twice the heart.

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Re: Boykins?
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2019, 12:34:34 PM »
I have a pair of American water spaniels , both have been completely covered in ice to the point I had to break icicles off their fur, still couldn't keep them out of the water. Like the boykin, smaller than a lab eat less, crap smaller and in my opinion ten times the nose for any upland hunting you like to do. Can't say enough good about the aws in one post and assume the boykin is similar other than the double coat.
I made a awesome one week trip to Virginia for my female and another week long trip to Kentucky for my male from a kennel called endless limits. They breed their dogs with goose hunting in mind And from their Facebook page looks like they kill  hundreds a season.
I always think it's nice to see something other than labs once in awhile around here.
Good luck with your search.

 


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