I have been raising Boykins since I got my first one from Chris Bishop over 30 years ago. My family and my partner's family own a 25+ acres farm with ponds/swimming holes and lots of open land for the dogs (and kids) to run and play on and in. We tend to breed for wavy to curly hair, short snouts and not too tall. Our dogs have hunted in the past but are now pets for the most part. They have the instinct to hunt and they do retrieve sticks and tennis balls all day long. Five years ago we built a large new kennel and the dogs seem to love their new home. Please feel free to call with any questions you may have.