Boykin Spaniel Dog
Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Boykin Spaniel Dogs, "Scientific name for Boykin Spaniel Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Boykin Spaniel is a common dog breed of South Carolina who was bred to hunt from small boats. The Boykin Spaniel Dog are small, dark brown Spaniels having waterproof coat and a docked tail. They are medium-sized dog developed for hunting because they are usually energetic, active and cheerful. The Boykin Spaniel Dog are good companion dogs when it comes to hiking, fishing and boating. Boykin Spaniel Dog exhibits a water dog par excellence because of its small nature and minimal weight. Nonetheless, he is larger than the Cocker spaniel with his small ears set high and covered by long, wavy hair.
Boykin Spaniel Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Boykin Spaniel Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Boykin Spaniel Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Boykin Spaniel Dogs eye protected and moist. Boykin Spaniel Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Boykin Spaniel Dogs are friendly dogs who can be trusted around children and other home pets. Because of their friendly character and their eager to please, the Boykin Spaniel Dog don’t make good watch dogs but rather excellent family and hunting dogs. They possess a unique hunting instinct. The Boykin Spaniel Dog are also intelligent and good family companions. Even though they can do well indoors, the Boykin Spaniel Dog are sociable, energetic dogs who need to get a touch of the outdoor environment each day. Generally, the Boykin Spaniel Dog is disposed as an obedient, docile and pleasant dog breed just like many other Spaniels.
Color, Body And Coat
The average weight of the Boykin Spaniel Dog is 25 to 40 pounds (11.3 to 18 kg) and the average height is 15 to 18 inches (38 to 45.7 cm) to the shoulders. The Boykin Spaniel are small dogs but the trail breeders are working on ways to improve their size. Boykin Spaniel Dog eyes are always bright and engaging. Its coat may be featured by liver or chocolate colors while sometimes it may be covered by shades of brown. However, the coat color and length isn’t consistent amongst many breeds of the Boykins.
Boykin Spaniel Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Boykin Spaniel Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Boykin Spaniel Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Boykin Spaniel Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Health And Care
The number one heath problems amongst Boykin Spaniel Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Boykin Spaniel Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Boykin Spaniel Dog like other Spaniels are prone to the hip dysplasia. Dog eye problems such as the cataracts, luxating patellas, endocrine and thyroid disorders, elbow dysplasia, cardiac issues and seizure are some of the other complications that surround the Boykins. The Boykin Spaniel Dog are moderately tough breeds and some of these health concerns occur quite rarely.
A Boykin Spaniel Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Boykin Spaniel Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Boykin Spaniel Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Boykin Spaniel puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Boykin Spaniel Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Boykin spaniels have normal dietary needs and require regular exercises to keep them happy and physically fit. The Boykin Spaniel Dog do require moderate grooming since their coat is short and light. These dogs live from 12 to 15 years.
Boykin Spaniel Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Boykin Spaniel Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Boykin Spaniel Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
When purchasing a Boykin Spaniel Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Boykin Spaniel Dog is in the Sporting Group and in 2009 and it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Female Boykin Spaniel Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Boykin Spaniel Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
Boykin Spaniel Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Boykin Spaniel Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.