We breed occasionally, generally only once a year or every other year. We breed for quality, not quantity. The pups are raised in our home, with tremendous care and effort. Much effort goes into the selection of dogs used in our breeding program. Health, temperament, hunting instinct, conformation, coat, pedigree are just some of the things that go into the decision making process. We are breeding Spinone for conformation, hunting and family companionship.
We get a lot of calls and emails (and they are welcome) from people who have never seen a Spinone, but have read about them in a book. Although they have wonderful temperaments and are loving dogs, they are really not for everyone. They are a large breed. This is something that is hard to judge when reading a book. Adult males are generally somewhere between 85 and 95 pounds. Adult females are generally 65 to 80 pounds. That cute fuzzy beard that you see in photos causes one of two things. At best, when they drink water there are little drips left around the bowl for about two feet. At worst, they shake their heads and drool goes flying onto any nearby object. Another common misconception is their energy level. While they can be very mellow, they can also be active and energetic, especially the first couple of years of life. They are a sporting breed, bred for thousands of years to hunt birds. So that instinct is still there. They need exercise. They need enrichment.
GCH Spinfandel Mariah's Storm JH (Mariah) (CHIC 64811 CA320) and GCH Goldfly Gaiety's Frosty Jack (Nigel) (OFA Results) CA508 were bred and seven puppies were born (6 girls and one boy). There are no puppies available from this litter. Check their page to see new pictures as this litter continues to grow older.
CH Boxlock Florence (Trella) CHIC 64833 CA338 and GCH Standfast The Outlaw Josey Wales (Jojo) CHIC 76166 (Parents of Jojo (CA145 and CA146)) were bred. Eight puppies were whelped on 11/30/2011. There are no puppies available from this litter. Check their page to see new pictures as this litter continues to grow older.