Boykin, SC's official dog, excels in water retrieval with webbed-toes. Gentle, sociable, and active, ideal for lake/ocean homes. Loves positive training and cuddling.
Clumber Spaniel: Calm, mellow, not as active as other spaniels. Responds well to positive training but wary of strangers. Prepare for drool. Rare in the US, may require waitlist.
Cocker Spaniel: Compact, agile, originally hunting dogs. Now popular companions with silky coats and affectionate nature. Prefer homes with human company.
English Springer Spaniel: Active, driven, and affectionate. Thrives with scenting tasks and jobs. Used in police/military work. Reward-based training recommended.
Papillon: Toy breed, spaniel ancestry. Ears bred to form butterfly shape. Also called continental toy spaniels. Small but not just a lapdog, active and agile.
Welsh Springer Spaniel: Smaller than English counterpart, red and white markings. Affectionate, happy, and bonds strongly with family. Prefers company, wary of strangers, may alert bark.
English Toy Spaniel: Sunny, cuddly, companion dog like Cavalier King Charles. Devoted and attached to family, great lap dogs. Avoid leaving alone for long, easily portable, moderate exercise.
Field Spaniel: Energetic, playful, loyal, intelligent. Ideal for active households with space to run. Not suitable for apartments. Exercise is essential to prevent boredom and mischief.
Irish Water Spaniel: Medium to large gun dog, retrieves waterfowl and upland game. Affectionate with family, cautious with strangers. Unique look with cascading curls on the head.
Sussex Spaniel: Rare and low to the ground, developed for thick underbrush. Affectionate, intelligent, and loyal. Nearly extinct after WWII. Happy family companion with lots of stamina.