WINNSBORO — The Carolina Boykin Spaniel Retriever Club will hold a Field Trial in Winnsboro on Oct. 3.
Dogs and handlers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama are expected to be in attendance. The club offers five stakes: junior and senior puppy, novice, intermediate, open, and upland shooting dog.
If you are one of the lucky people owned by “a little brown dog” or are just interested in the Boykin Spaniel breed, the club invites you to come out and join them.
For more information call Eric Grubb at 864-809-7791 or Nan Richards at 803-427-7498. The trial will be held Oct. 3 at 2055 Newberry Road. Check in is from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and classes start at 8 a.m.
The Boykin Spaniel was first bred by South Carolina hunters during the 1900’s to provide the ideal dog for hunting ducks and wild turkeys in the Wateree Swamp.
Today the “little brown dog” can be found on hunts and in homes across America. They are favorites of the dove field, but have retained their flushing abilities and readily adapt to upland game hunting including pheasant, quail and grouse. Boykins are true dual purpose dogs.
On March 26, 1985, Gov. Richard W. Riley signed into law the act making the Boykin Spaniel the official South Carolina state dog.