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Every litter is planned with breed type, soundness, health and good temperament as our priorities. We are not prolific breeders and we are certainly not commercial ones.  We opt for quality over quantity and primarily, we breed for ourselves. All our litters are raised in our home. By carefully selecting only the best stud dogs to use on our beautiful bitches, we are consistently producing top quality animals.  You will not find a Spinone of our breeding in the show ring that is not of sufficient quality. If you are wanting a puppy to show or work then please let us know as soon as possible.

We do not sell our puppies to the first person who comes along waving money, we have a strict criteria and we only sell our puppies to the best possible homes. Therefore, if you contact us for a puppy we will ask you a host of questions. No promise of a puppy will be given over the phone or in an e-mail and we won’t take a deposit until we have met you and are satisfied that you can provide our puppy with the life it deserves.

As we breed for ourselves you WILL NOT be able to pick your puppy until after we have picked ours and that will not be until after they are 7 or 8 weeks old.

All our puppies are sold with breeding restrictions which will ONLY be lifted if the dog is campaigned, has had all relevant health tests and if the dog is deemed to be good enough by us.

Please note that ALL puppy owners will be required to sign a contract when collecting their new friend.

We do not allow visitors to the puppies until they are at least 4 weeks old.


Each puppy leaves us with: Kennel Club registration document, Pedigree, Microchip, Four weeks insurance, a comprehensive puppy pack, a supply of Vet Recommended Diets Supreme Puppy food and a lifetime of breeder support.

We also give a written declaration that we will take the dog back at any age if you are unable to keep him/her any longer.

We are always at the end of the phone or email for a lifetime of advice on feeding, training, grooming or any other questions that our puppy owners may have. In fact, we expect to be kept informed of your dog's progress through life.

If you feel that you meet the strict requirements to be owned by a spinone and are happy to be pestered by his/her nosy breeders for years to come then contact us on 01322 667733 or email us at affilato-spinoni@virginmedia.com.

Please note that you will be expected to complete a questionnaire which covers most of what we want to know from you. The questionnaire is available for downloading here.