I'm still planning to get my Ibizan hopefully in a few years, but I'm researching into a few breeds that my husband might be interested in for when we get his dog. He's really into hunting birds (mainly turkey) and he also hunts large game as well (whitetail deer, etc). I don't know any dog breeds that aid necessarily in deer hunting or anything, but I've heard that Boykin Spaniels are good bird dogs and can be used for hunting turkey as well as smaller birds. Thing is... I don't really know much about them and while I can do research online about them and I have been, I'm also interested in hearing other people's takes on the breed if anyone here is familiar with them at all. There are numerous dogs he mentions being interested in, hunting dogs and non hunting... but I know he's going to want to take his dog hunting with him... he talks about it a lot. I know he'd prefer a dog that's not super huge and I know Boykins are on the smaller side... though I'm not exactly sure what they do exactly when they help hunt turkey. I'm also curious to know more about how they are around other dogs generally, with strangers, kids, stuff like that. I've been looking at quite a few different gun dog breeds for Josh (we're not getting another dog right now fyi), and I feel like I've heard of Boykin Spaniels before, but never thought to actually look into this specific breed until now. Really don't know much about them at all.