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Getting a Puppy from us

We have been breeding Italian Spinoni since 2007 and before that Border Terriers since 2003.  Claire's first litter was of German Wirehaired Pointers in 1995.  That's a combined experience of over 40 years breeding dogs.

Over the years we have bred dogs that have won awards for Top Puppy (several times), Top Italian Spinone (for four years running), Top Brood Bitch and the runner up for Top Gundog Puppy (all breeds) 2019.  We bred the current male breed record holder as well as having successes in Italy, Romania, Holland, South Africa and the USA. We also own a World Winner.

We know what we are talking about when it comes to breeding Italian Spinoni.

Getting a Puppy: About

We only breed for ourselves and the improvement of the breed is always foremost in our minds.

Our own dogs are primarily our pets and are part of our family.  They all live indoors with us (and the cats) and we never re-home any of our dogs - they are with us for life.

This means that we don't breed very often.

All our dogs are health-tested before breeding. Every puppy will be microchipped, checked by a vet, and come with a small supply of puppy food and a comprehensive information pack. 

Getting a Puppy: About Us

Buying a puppy is not like buying a TV. For starters you will have to satisfy us that you are going to (and are able to) provide a lifelong home for what will be a family pet. We need to know you are suitable to be owned by a Spinone not the other way around.

We are available for help and advice for the lifetime of the puppy.  We will always take back any dog at any age if your circumstances change and you cannot look after them any longer. 

If you are suitable and we have a puppy available you will NOT get to pick which one.  We will be picking the one we are keeping first, then potential show homes will be after that. This happens at about 6 - 7 weeks. Only after that will we even start to think about which puppies are going elsewhere.

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We always recommend that you speak with other breeders as well as us. We also suggest you visit the Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain's website as they have a wealth of information on the breed, pedigrees, health testing and show results.

Italian Spinone puppies are incredibly cute and irresistible.  Please understand that they grow very quickly and it is the adult that you have to live with for many years.  For this reason we recommend that you meet adult spinoni before looking at puppies. Attending shows, club events or visiting us (and other breeders) is essential before you decide that this is the breed for you.

We are always happy to discuss the breed with anyone and would prefer to have those conversations long before any potential puppies are on the scene. This includes if you are getting a puppy elsewhere and want to check what other breeders have told you.

Getting a Puppy: About Us

We do not keep a list of potential new owners.  There are so many variables in breeding (numbers, colours, sexes) and we can never guarantee puppies in advance. We do not want to discourage anyone from looking elsewhere if they wish.

Please keep an eye on this website as it is likely to be the only place we advertise and we will say when we have a litter expected.  This is normally only when we are sure that the bitch is pregnant (about 4 weeks).

Getting a Puppy: About Us

Everyone having a puppy from us will need to sign a contract saying what they and us are agreeing to.  All our puppies will be endorsed as "not to be bred from" and "not to be exported" and these will only be lifted in certain circumstances.

We have a questionnaire to gather information on potential new owners and any answers in this will form part of any contract with us if you do have a puppy. 

This questionnaire can be found on the link below.

Getting a Puppy: About Us
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