Boykin Spaniel Breed Maintenance
To prevent the long hair from matting, brushing is a necessity for the wavy coat of the Boykin. Routine brushing should be done once to twice weekly, especially in the spring months when shedding occurs. With an occasional bath, your Spaniel will stay clean and not smell. However, if you notice a smell coming from your Boykin’s ears, it indicates an ear infection. Cleaning your Spaniel’s ears weekly with a good ear cleaner can help cut down on the chances of an infection, especially when performed after any swimming, water activities, or bathing. Be sure to keep the nails trimmed to prevent any cracking or splitting, and brush your Spaniel’s teeth twice a week. Boykin’s are an active breed that need lots of daily exercise, otherwise it can exhibit destructive behaviors. Although it has been bred as an outdoor dog, the Boykin can live quite happily in an apartment, so long as you provide adequate exercise to prevent boredom. Due to the possibility of skin allergies in your Boykin, be sure to feed a high quality food for medium-sized dogs. On average, Boykin’s can eat about two cups of food daily.