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Sknitter56
01-10-2010, 05:41 PM
It's been a few months since we had to put our Sadie down so DH and I decided it was time for another puppy to keep Coco company. Poor Coco...she's being so patient. I think she was enjoying being the only dog in the house.

Enter Lucy...an 8-week old Boykin Spaniel. I'd forgotten what it was like having a baby in the house.:hair: Without further ado, please say hello to Lucy the Terrible! (Not really, she's adorable, especially when she's asleep!)

Jan in CA
01-10-2010, 05:54 PM
I've never heard of a Boykin Spaniel. She's adorable!!

Sknitter56
01-10-2010, 06:11 PM
Boykins are a semi-secret breed that started in South Carolina about 70 years ago. It's only just recently that they've been available elsewhere. They're mainly a bird-hunting dog, but are well suited for non-hunting families as well. We had a male Boykin a couple of years ago that we think may have eaten some poisonous mushrooms or something, but he passed away while at the vet. Since then, we've wanted another Boykin but it wasn't until our other dog had to be put to sleep that we started thinking about another Boykin. They're a great breed of dog!

mks22300
01-10-2010, 09:18 PM
Oh my gosh, she's adorable!! :heart:

Sknitter56
01-10-2010, 09:39 PM
Thanks, MKS! She really is a cutie patootie. As she gets older her hair will start to get really wavy/curly and she should get a curly topnotch on top of her head. She's so soft she almost feels like mink!

Sknitter56
01-10-2010, 09:42 PM
http://www.boykinspaniel.org/images/boykin_pic2.jpgThis is how she should look when grown

rosefields
01-10-2010, 09:46 PM
awwww! what a cutie!:heart:

catlvr
01-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Puppies are fun, but a lot of work, kinda like a toddler. Thank God they grow up faster than kids do!! LOL Have fun, and good luck with both your furbabies. They're both adorable.

dreamingintx
01-11-2010, 10:17 AM
Awww she's cute! I have a Lucy but she's a 6 year old Chow/Retriever mix :)

Sunshine's Mom
01-11-2010, 10:41 AM
Adorable!

trvvn5
01-11-2010, 12:03 PM
OMG. I love a chocolate lab.

Ronda
01-11-2010, 12:25 PM
:inlove: :heart: :inlove: What a beauty!

marypat
01-11-2010, 02:36 PM
Too Cute!! Keep pics coming as she grows!

melmac51
01-11-2010, 05:37 PM
She's adorable! One of my co workers just got a Boykin pup. Now I know somewhat how it looks.

Sknitter56
01-11-2010, 10:20 PM
Boykins aren't a rare breed, just a well-kept secret. Lucy does look like a chocolate lab now, but she won't get that much bigger, maybe 25-30 pounds. I saw somewhere that the AKC may finally recognize this breed, but that's something that the breeders here are not that fond of as it could mean puppies being bred by puppy mills, which is a terrible thing. As it stands now, you have to really look hard for a breeder of these dogs because they are not that well known. They really are a great dog for hunting as well as just a fine family pet. Lucy is our second Boykin and we really love this breed.

HollyP
01-12-2010, 12:09 AM
I love sweet little puppy faces!! She's beautiful! I'd never heard of a Boykin before. Very cool!
Must.Resist.Getting.A.Puppy.
Enjoy her!!

saracidaltendencies
01-12-2010, 12:48 AM
Oh my GOODNESS!!! She's such a cutie!!! :heart::heart:

And I just LOVE the name...We also have a pup named Lucy! Well, she's not really a pup, she's a 3 year old Mastiff...lol