SHOW-ME BOYKINS of Charlotte - North Carolina Boykin Spaniel Breeders
About SHOW-ME BOYKINS of Charlotte
We are located just outside of Charlotte, N.C.. Have been involved with the Boykin Spaniel Society since 1996 when we got our first Boykin. I grew up in Camden but never had the privilage of owning a Boykin Spaniel as a child. We lived in Missouri when we got our first Boykin (hence Show-Me Boykins) and did a lot of pheasant and Chucker hunting in Iowa and Kansas. The Boykin is a natural upland flushing breed, the trainer (me) had a hard time messing up this natural instinct. We have been involved with the BSS National Trials since 1996 and my lack of expetise shows as a trainer but we have a lot of fun. Our dogs are HIP OFA, Heart OFA, EYE CERF, CEA, DM and EIC once of age. We have 3-4 litters a year and prices as of 2019 are $1500. This is not a job or work for us, so if we do not have the puppy you are looking for, we will be happy to help you find a puppy from a reputable breeder. We do not maintain a waiting list but if you would like to be contacted about pups once they are born, please send a text to make us aware of your need. We try to have two litters of pups in the fall and two in the spring each year. Our next litter will be ready Winter of 2019.Text is the preferred mode of communication. Email is ok. Voice Mail is worst since I have to write stuff down and I'm often driving when I listen to my voice mails. 704-564-9792 Text Please You can also see many of our Boykins and other owners of Show Me Boykins at Facebook Show Me Boykins.
This is a couple of my thoughts on Boykin Spaniels for what it"s worth.
1) Try to find a breeder that only breeds Boykin Spaniels. They are whelped and socialized very different from other breeds.
2) Considers a male. It has been our experience that the make has a more social personality, more eager to please, less hard headed and loving. All these we feel makes them easier to train for us.
3) Do not buy a dog that sire and dam have not been health tested for the recommended 7 health certifications listed above. The Boykin Spaniel Society and Foundation help offset the cost of testing and at most would cost a breeder 1/2 of what one puppy sells for to test both sire and dam. Confirm and verify.
4) If you get a Boykin Spaniel and are not given a contract/guarantee state what health test have or have not been done on sire or dam, please contact the Boykin Spaniel Society and provide a written notice. BSS Code of Ethics require this to be provided to new owners in writing
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Submitted by: Alex Silva on Apr 24, 2019
Bob is an ethical breeder. He is organized and will communicate and spend time with you making sure you and his pups are the right fit. Our Remy has been a joy so far. He is healthy and full of life. He turns heads everywhere we go, but just as important he is driven to retrieve and loves to swim even at 12 weeks! Great breeder and great dogs!
Submitted by: Denise Koch on Mar 02, 2018
I adopted my pup, Show Me Mia Rey, last April and am just thrilled! Bob helped me choose the perfect dog for me from the litter and she has turned out to be a perfect companion and is on her way to becoming a sterling retriever.
Submitted by: Bmakla@gmail.com on Apr 16, 2017
We have not met, but I have heard great things about you. My family and I are the owners of Sadie Smith who was born in the first litter from Tabby Langley (Laney and Scamp). If I recall correctly, Tabby got Scamp from you so Sadie is like extended family.
Last year, we were at a soccer game in Charlotte and someone came up to us and asked if got Sadie from Boykin Bob, I told them no, but that she came from the same line.
We love our dog so much and our lives are so much more full with Sadie in our family.
Submitted by: Wendy Edwards on Aug 19, 2012
Show-Me "Milo" just celebrated his First Birthday last month (07/29/11). He looks and acts exactly like Leo but with Reese's ears. I can't keep him out of the water. In fact, my boys just left on the golf cart to take him to the pond. A bath is only good for an hour around here. He is perfect for my boys...they give out of energy before Milo even thinks about it (and they are 6 and 8 years old)! I mentioned to both boys that we should give Mr. Bob a call to find out what certifications Milo would need in order to breed him so that we could have a "little Milo" one day down the road. Both boys were completely against the idea and looked at me as if I had some how lost my mind to even consider such a thing. So I continued to question them as to why they were so against breeding Milo a few years from now at least once...thinking to myself that they just do not understand. It is really not a big deal at all...or so I thought. Finally after extensive questioning, they responded and I have to admit that it blew me away... They are afraid that Milo will not love them the same. He might love "that girl dog more" and want to stay with her and their puppies. I went over the normal spill about how dogs do not think that way, feeling quite sure this would ease their mind. After a short pause they both looked at me and, my oldest son, explained to me that I just did not get it! Things would be different between them and Milo no matter what and getting a puppy out of it was not worth it since they had the best puppy anyway (wish I could stress how serious both boys were...a childs pereception)!
Bob's pups are very loving and special family members. If you want a hunting buddy...these dogs are equipped beacuse they love you and want to please you all the time.
Submitted by: David Frick on Feb 16, 2010
I am and always will be a lab lover...and have raised and trained several labs....but Show-Me Avery Mae is now 1.5 years old and is smarter than any lab I have ever been around. Great manners, house dog when at home and a hunting machine in the field. Probably one of the only Boykins that has retrieved hogs, axis deer, sheep, Whitetails...if it bleeds and is dead...she will find it. This took almost no training. Great flusher on birds and finiding dead birds also. A great breed that is not well known in Texas. I would recommend Bob's dogs to anyone.
Submitted by: Debra Lee owner RAVE Retrievers on Jan 16, 2010
I referred one of my friends/clients to Bob to get a Boykin. The pup has been working with me since his return to Texas. He is a well balanced dog. Great drive and enthusiasm and learns quickly. He retrieved a bird the first day out here...a super little retriever. Thanks Bob for a great dog. I will be referring Boykin clients to you again!
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Submitted by: Clay Black on Mar 18, 2009
I have a young female which is off of Show Me Buster and Show me Baby Ruth. Her name is Willow and she is just a wonderful dog. She has hunted pheasants in South Dakota, Quail and Dove in Mississippi and is absolutely wonderful. She was very well socialized and is a full time go anywhere companion dog. Her health is tops, OFA Good on her hips and her eyes and heart Cerf'd as well. Today, she gave birth to five wonderful pups and is doing great with them. I cannot say enough about how pleased I have been with her. I think the world of Bob and the pups he produces.