My buddy

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My buddy

Postby Jimmy Goodtime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:47 pm

I’m pretty new around here, but I’ve looked through a lot of these old threads at these beautiful guns and wonderful dogs. I thought I would post some pictures of my buddy “Scout”. He is almost two, a Boykin, and the first bird dog I’ve trained. To say it’s been interesting is the least I can say, but what a fun ride! He’s an absolute pleasure I might add.
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Re: My buddy

Postby Jim Cloninger » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Really nice looking dog, your buddy, Scout. Is a Boykin a spaniel related to Springer Spaniels? Scout looks like a real good retriever, how about ducks? Does Scout also find birds?
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Re: My buddy

Postby Jeff S » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Those are great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Jeff
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Re: My buddy

Postby glassman48 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:42 pm

Jimmy,
Those are great pictures, thank you for sharing them. I am training my first bird dog a brittany. It has been quite a ride so far.
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Re: My buddy

Postby Jimmy Goodtime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:10 pm

Thanks to all for the kind words!

Jim- Boykin Spaniels do share some ancestry with Springers......along with many other bird dog breeds! They have an interesting story and if you’d like to learn more about them the Boykin Spaniel Society has a lot of good reading about their foundation. They originated from South Carolina in the Wateree region to hunt ducks and turkeys in the swamps. Scout is just as comfortable in water as he is on land. I have no doubt he will fetch ducks but unfortunately I didn’t get into any this year. The melanistic pheasant in the picture was a retrieve across a river. He is a natural flusher as well. Those pics are from a tower shoot last month at a local club. I didn’t shoot, I just worked Scout. It was a great way to get some work on real birds. He made about 30 retrieves that day!
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