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Happy Boykin Spaniel Day!

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September 1 is Boykin Spaniel Day in South Carolina.

It’s also the first day of dove season in South Carolina.

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I count this breed as a water spaniel, even though its original purpose was to flush wild turkeys.  It is the state dog of South Carolina.

The first one I ever saw was on the beach at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. I thought it was a field spaniel from a distance, but then I saw the coat and I realized that I was looking at a dog I’d only read about– the fabled Boykin  spaniel.

This little 12 week old has a lot of retrieving instinct. A nice little pup– could do with a name change though!

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