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Upcoming Events

 

BSS Sanctioned Upland Hunt Test

 

September 19, 2015 the Midwest Boykin Club will host a BSS Sanctioned Upland Hunt test located at 7722 E 400 S, Morristown IN.  There will be 2 events held on one day so you have the opportunity to get 2 passes toward your title. We will have Novice, Intermediate and Open classes.  The rules are available on the Boykin Spaniel Society website.  There will be a banquet held Saturday evening with raffle items and a gun raffle - a Beretta A300 in camo.  Tickets will be available to members only for $25 each or 5 for $100.  You do not need to be present to win.  Contact Eric Hicks for more information at sunrisewaterfowl@hotmail.com  Premium to follow soon.   Hope we have a great turnout. 

 

 

Boykin News

 

 

 

 

Quick Links

Boykin Spaniel Society

Boykin Spaniel Forum

University of MN -EIC

OFA

Paw Print Genetics - genetic testing for EIC, CEA and DM

 

 

 

Feb 2015 Newsletter

 

 

 

Membership Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2015

 

 

 

 

Health Testing Guidelines according to BSS Code of Ethics

Eye CERF - after 8 weeks old, must be done by an ACVO board certified
ophthalmologist vet, then send your paperwork to OFA for CERF number - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

Heart CERF - after 1yr old, can be done by general practioner vet, send paperwork to OFA for OFA numbers - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

OFA HIPS - done after your dog is 2 yrs old, send paperwork to OFA for OFA number - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

PATELLA - exam can be done by your vet then send in form to OFA

Genetic Tests

EIC - if your breeder doesn't perform this health check, can be done anytime by your vet by blood sample or by cheek swaps, send to Univ of MN for results - Exercise Induced Collapse - CVM - VDL, University of Minnesota

CEA/CH - Collie Eye - done at Optigen or Paw Print Genetics

DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) - can be done at Paw Print Genetics, DDC Labs or OFA

 

Training Resources

Recommended Reading

Tri-Tronics Retriever Training by Jim and Phyllis Dobbs  -  gundogsonline.com 

DVD Game Dog with Charles T Journey - using the techniques from Richard A Wolters. 
Evan Graham's Smarkworks - http://www.rushcreekpress.com

Finished Dog - by Charles Journey

This book is awesome and very easy to understand.  Learn how to read your dog.

Mike Lardy's Total Retriever Training - book and DVD  - www.totalretriever.com  

Puppy Training Guideline

SUGGESTED TRAINING SCHEDULE

 

7 12 weeks

 

Hallway training at least 3-4 times a week.   Each session should only be 5-6 retrieves or until the pup looses interest.  At this point training should be fun for the puppy.  Always make the puppy bring it back to you.  Never chase the puppy to get the bumper.

 

Crate Training Kennel command if you feed your pup in its crate it makes learning this command easy

 

Housebreaking

 

Leash training

 

Birds pup should have birds at least once every week to keep their excitement up.  You can use wings, frozen birds or live ones (quail)

  

3 - 6 months

 

            Birds

             Heel

             Sit

             Stay

             Come or Here

             Down

 

 6 12 months

 

             Birds

             Whistle training

             Quartering

             Deliver to hand

             Retrieves

             Force Fetch (8-10 months)

 

 

 

 

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