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#5920197 - 09/09/15 12:46 PM Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin?
Arbor Guy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 113
My wife and I are about to pick up another dog and we've been looking at the Boykin breed. From what I read they seem like a good hunting and family dog. Is anyone hunting behind one? If so can you give me insight into the breed? What about local reputable breeders?

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#5920226 - 09/09/15 12:58 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2557
Loc: Belton Tx
If you like the looks of them look at this breed Deutscher Wachtelhund I have one and very impressed

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#5920259 - 09/09/15 01:21 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
Arbor Guy Offline
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Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 113
Thanks!

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#5920606 - 09/09/15 04:27 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 521
Loc: TEXAS
No, I wanted one bad but there are only a couple breeders in the state and they are expensive in my opinion. I think they have a monopoly on the breed. I ended up getting a little chocolate lab puppy. But I will have a Boykin someday. From everything I've read and heard, they are hard to beat! I say get one so we can all see first hand!!!

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#5920630 - 09/09/15 04:38 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5128
Loc: Abilene, TX
Cdoz35 does and I've hunted with his dog many times. Great dog! especially for dove and upland. He got him from a breeder off the east coast but Texas Trace is a good kennel.



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#5921081 - 09/09/15 08:55 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
texas wetlands Offline
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Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 238
Yep sure are. Myself and two buddies looked for a long time and finally found three. Two came out of Mississippi and one out of Texas. They are all about 17 months old now and dove hunting machines. Looking forward to do a little duck and upland hunting with them as well. They are great pets along with a great drive for hunting. Mine weighs about 30lbs and the others weigh around 35-36 lbs. You can find breeders on the East Coast but they don't like giving them up to out of State folks. Good luck.

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#5921210 - 09/09/15 09:44 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
Posts: 1497
Loc: North Tejas
Similar to English cocker but bigger. Wouldn't trade my dogs for lab any day. Better nose, intelligence, natural retrievers. Hunt in SD, west tx, and 35+ days during duck season.

ONLY time lab will outhunt these dogs is under 25 degrees with thick ice. Obviously, a 30-40lb dog can have issues in these situations. Coat not made for 15-25 degree weather.

They are pocket rockets. Do some work on breeder. Great pets for indoors as well. Will not chew up everything in site like breed mentioned above-

They will do double and triple blind retrieves over water, fences etc. extremely intelligent. Very easy to train and hunt for the Gun.
These spaniels have amazing drive- all of them.


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#5921256 - 09/09/15 10:02 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
Arbor Guy Offline
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Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 113
Great info guys and love those picks. Backs up what I've read. I really like to dove hunt and I heard these guys are masters on the dove field. Can handle the heat better than most. 35 days hunting during duck season! That dogs get his work in for sure. By the looks of it finding a breeder may be tough. If I can find one I'll post some pics!

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#5921697 - 09/10/15 07:56 AM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
texas wetlands Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 238
Sent you a PM with some info. Good Luck.

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#5922270 - 09/10/15 02:02 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
cdoz35 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 251
Loc: Abilene, TX
I agree with everything said above. I love my boykin. He has a very strong instinct to hunt. If I would spend more time with him than I do training, I have no doubt that he could be an absolute killer dog. He handles the heat of dove season like a champ. Just last week I was shredding parts of the dove field at 2 in the afternoon, and he ran beside the tractor up a down the field for over two hours. As stated above if the temperature is too far below freezing I will not take him waterfowl hunting. Just doesn't have the thick coat to handle it too well. Although I have had him out on a few hunts where the water in his coat froze. I had to get mine from a breeder in SC, if you want one from Texas you better be willing to wait for a few years. Feel free to PM me with any questions, or I can give you my number. I am always more than willing to talk dogs.

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#5923099 - 09/10/15 09:09 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
Greekangler Offline
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Registered: 09/05/04
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Yes most likely will take finding one outside of Texas.
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#5923277 - 09/10/15 11:19 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
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Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 606
Loc: Forney, TX
Got a buddy that I hunt with weekly and he has a Boykin. She's awesome. Great family dog and great hunting dog.
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#5923523 - 09/11/15 08:26 AM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
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#5924343 - 09/11/15 04:00 PM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
yakinthebox Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 521
Loc: TEXAS
Loving the pictures!

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#5925134 - 09/12/15 09:10 AM Re: Anyone out there hunting with a Boykin? [Re: Arbor Guy]
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Registered: 02/21/06
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Loc: Belton Tx
She's not a Boykin but looks like one

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