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The Boykin Spaniel comes home for national trial

Event to be held in Boykin for first time in 15 years

Posted: April 1, 2014 3:43 p.m.
Updated: April 2, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The story goes something like this: sometime in the early 1900s -- likely between 1905 and 1910 -- Alec White was approaching his church in Spartanburg, close to finishing the 15-minute walk from his home, when he came across a little brown spaniel-looking dog. Accounts differ as to exactly which church White attended (most likely First Presbyterian) or whether or not the stray managed to get inside the church. The one fact that has held up during the 100 years is that the dog was waiting outside for him and followed him home.


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