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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Vaughan View Post
    I'm seeing Boykins at more and more Hunt Test in NC/SC...it's not unusual to have 2 or 3 running in Jr/Sr tests this past fall. I have a neighbor that has a pet Boykin and another friend who owns a second Boykin after losing the first one to old age...all in NC. They are not as abundant as Labs, but give the breed some time. By the way, I don't ever remember being in your ob club building (although I have no idea what/where it is) either so what does that make me?
    only that I see alot of breeds come thru that I never see anywhere else other than there and I have yet to see a Boykin. not at class, an ob trial, a cgc test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139 View Post
    Not one boykin has ever been in the building of our ob club (somewhat down the street from you) when I've been in the building and I'm there a lot.
    The more germane question might be, "Has a Boykin ever seen you in a dove field, duck blind or goose pit, or wherever else



    they might work afield?" -



    because they're there a lot.

    Esy, I'll keep the photos comin' if you keep the Chief pups a'comin' when I'm needing another Boykin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esylivin View Post
    Mine was very easy to train. Not many retrievers have a Grand Title as well as a Master National pass. He's never failed an AKC hunt Test and has almost 2000 HRC points. So you can now say you have heard ""Man that was an easy dog to train?" when speaking of a boykin?"

    Crackered, keep the pics comin
    Those are great looking dogs! Did Stephen train yours or you? Either way, nice job!

    I never said they could not do the work, only that it maybe be slightly more "challenging". I certainly like the fact you are helping the breed by pushing forward and doing a fine job. I like seeing the cocky little guys come back to the line with the "bird in mouth, look at me, chest out, strut!" You can't help but smile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angie B View Post
    I love the breed and I'm pretty high on them. Yes they train differently then a lab, but I enjoy the change. You have to be patient and take your time. They are no 90 day wonders that's for sure.



    Hank Huckaby. 2 years old and running Senior successfully with his owner. He's a pretty good hunting dog too!!!

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    Nice looking dog! I recently pheasant hunted with Broadbill and his Boykin, Rebel. These Boykins can hunt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esylivin View Post
    Mine was very easy to train. Not many retrievers have a Grand Title as well as a Master National pass. He's never failed an AKC hunt Test and has almost 2000 HRC points. So you can now say you have heard ""Man that was an easy dog to train?" when speaking of a boykin?"

    Crackered, keep the pics comin
    Very cool!!! I think we need to talk!

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    Love the pics Crackered!!! Keep em coming!!!!

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    An opinion. I have seen a few Boykins in the field, there are at least 4 in our training group. From what I have seen it seems that you should be cautious about the breeding. I have seen differences in appearance, drive, and temperament. I know that I have not seen enough to really come to a valid conclusion but the variety did surprise me a bit.

    As far as hunting goes, Broadbill uses Rebel hunting ducks, hunting the uplands, does HRC and AKC testing. I really think Boykins are excellent gundogs.
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    a few more pics of boykins doing the work...



    and they will get wet....




    the shot flier last spring in a senior hunt test we we ran at 12 months...6 labs and a Toller went before us. 3 labs had to handle to the mark. 3 went out on this bird and the Toller never got in the right area code. Must have been the thick cover...


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    Quote Originally Posted by gdgnyc View Post
    DOP

    An opinion. I have seen a few Boykins in the field, there are at least 4 in our training group. From what I have seen it seems that you should be cautious about the breeding. I have seen differences in appearance, drive, and temperament. I know that I have not seen enough to really come to a valid conclusion but the variety did surprise me a bit.

    As far as hunting goes, Broadbill uses Rebel hunting ducks, hunting the uplands, does HRC and AKC testing. I really think Boykins are excellent gundogs.
    This is very true and happens quite often in a new or off breed. You're gene pool is rather small and everyone wants to outcross due to the lack of understanding in regards to inbreeding. Also many are pet owners who see things quite differently then those of us who actually work and compete our dogs.

    This attitude is very frustrating and you have to weed out a lot of "breeders" before you find one that really has a grasp or even a partial grasp of what the breed is about.

    Angie

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    I have seen differences in appearance, drive, and temperament. I know that I have not seen enough to really come to a valid conclusion but the variety did surprise me a bit.
    Is that any different than Labs, Goldens, Chessies or any other established retriever breed?

    So they "present a challenge for training?" Maybe you meant they like a challenge



    after they're trained, and always take it on with a sparkle in their eye?



    MG

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