Beau's mom says: The Boykin spaniel is the state dog of South Carolina where we live. In these photographs, Beau is seven weeks old. The puppy loves to hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains with us, chase balls, and play with his stuffed reindeer. He is an excellent swimmer and actually likes baths. He loves meeting other dogs and running after squirrels. When Beau gets tired, he sleeps on his back with his paws folded across his chest.