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    I'd talk with Mike on this forum. He probably hasn't noticed this post yet or would have chimed in.
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    you should call or pm my friend butch herb, bamastripes on rtf. according to me, his boykin stoney is the best boykin in the world.(boykin specific field trial-2011-1st, 2012-4th, 2013 1st. 500 hrc points. mh) if stoney is being bred, it will be to a nice bitch and your friend should get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    I'd talk with Mike on this forum. He probably hasn't noticed this post yet or would have chimed in.
    Ta, Breck - but folks far more attuned to and accomplished with Boykins than I already have given guidance here. Top of the list: Do your homework with those who have hands' on experience with the breed - and don't go with a Boykin



    based on what somebody else may have read or heard about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerd View Post
    Ta, Breck - but folks far more attuned to and accomplished with Boykins than I already have given guidance here. Top of the list: Do your homework with those who have hands' on experience with the breed - and don't go with a Boykin



    based on what somebody else may have read or heard about them.

    MG

    Why is the book open to the Cocker instead of the Boykin Spaniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by frontier View Post
    Why is the book open to the Cocker instead of the Boykin Spaniel
    Now, Terrie, how do you know that ain't a black Boykin?

    Actually a friend gave me that book over the weekend and I didn't have time to see if it even included Boykins. That omission would make it seriously out of date in my book...

    Funny coincidence that it just happened to crack open to the photo of a cocker - though it does at least look like a fb cocker, eh? (Still haven't had a chance to look at the book, so just going by appearances, which can be deceiving. But no deceiving on Boykins: They only come in one color and one mode - chocolate/liver working gundog.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by frontier View Post
    Why is the book open to the Cocker instead of the Boykin Spaniel
    And actually, upon closer review, it could be a field spaniel - the one spaniel construct that originated 150 years ago to win dog shows (and came in black-only), but has moved away from its show roots somewhat and gotten afield maybe more than ever, and in colors other than black to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdboy View Post
    The first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem
    We need to talk to Chris about getting a like button added to this forum.
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    One of the 'Few' I haven't had the pleasure of.
    I embarked on a potential program with the Boykin last year after a few years contemplating what to do with such a thing that does all.?....Over here.
    Finances,time,work.life etc and the fact that ..There ain't nothing over here to 'stock from' kinda stopped me in my tracks. Following good advice on here There was potentially an avenue that would suit!..Turns out , I would be better moving to the sunshine state and be with the Boykin , than the Boykin with me

    Sure looks and sounds like an all or nothing kinda dog!
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    Quote Originally Posted by frontier View Post
    Just Ducky Kennel - Pam Kadlac
    Brandywine
    Pocotaligo - Kim Parkman
    Dovewood - Roy Thompson - health testing and has longevity in this breed and produces some nice healthy Boykins for hunters

    Proven sires would be listed on any of those web sites. There are also some very nice studs amateur owned that are bred frequently and a number of other responsible breeders who perhaps only breed one or two litters annually. The number of health tested and field titled sires available is very small in comparison to availability in other sporting breeds. Majority of Boykins are placed in pet/hunting homes.

    Finding a pup from a responsible breeder who is performing required health testing is very important. Boykins still have a very high rate of hip dysplasia; minimum OFA hips, ACO eye clearances, OFA cardiac, and DNA tested for Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC). There are also allergies epilepsy, patella, and thyroid issues.

    This^^^ Plus do all the research you can. They are great little dogs if your looking for a pocket retriever or flusher. Also you don't have to go to the "Top producing kennel". Like Terri said there are some great dogs bred by amateurs all the time. Just to your homework and make sure your dog has the proper health clearances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdboy View Post
    The first step to getting help is admitting you have a problem
    Bwahahahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by David McLendon View Post
    We need to talk to Chris about getting a like button added to this forum.
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