Anyone have an Italian Spinone?

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Anyone have an Italian Spinone?

Post by Victoria » Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:14 am

Kind of a more rare breed. I was wondering what they were like. If anyone has ever had anything to do with them I'd appreciate hearing about it.



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Post by peg4x4 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:55 am

Good Grief! A breed I havent heard of! Almost impossable!
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Post by Victoria » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:23 pm

They are fairly new over here in North America. I have been pouring over dog breeds. Our dog has elbow dysplacia and we think she won't make it through next winter. :cry: So I thought now would be the time to research different breeds and see what would be a good match for us. We love our current dog - she is a Newfie crossed with who knows what but next time we want a little less hair. We love how calm she is though. I don't want a bouncy dog. The Spinone looks right from what I have read but I wanted to hear from someone with hands on experience.

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Post by Txwalt » Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:14 pm

I thought I was going to hear about food!! Wasting my time coming over here.

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Post by Victoria » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:35 am

:lol: :lol:
I wasted my time reading your reply I thought you actually knew something about these dogs instead of just bein hungry. ;-)

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Post by Alice » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:54 am

Victoria,

This made me curious so I googled it. It says those dogs can be traced back to 500 BC. :shock: That alone would make me think they might be worth owning...

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Post by Victoria » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:01 pm

Yeah they are an old breed just not around much. It makes me wonder why... :lol:
I put an e-mail in to a breeder to ask cost and told her what life the dog would have with us and asked if it would be good for us. Have to see what she says.

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Post by dun » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:38 pm

I walwasy that that was an Italian icecream
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Post by Victoria » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:35 pm

That would be spumone not spinone. :lol:

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Post by Bullbuyer » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:45 pm

How about a picture?

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Post by Victoria » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:16 pm

My husband thinks they are ugly, I can't totally disagree but I think they are ugly in a cute way. :) Here's some pics from the UK Spinone site.
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Post by angie » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:56 pm

I've seen plenty of puppies and those are just about the cutest i've ever seen! They're delightful!

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Post by Victoria » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:36 am

I like the beards and human like eyes.

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Post by peg4x4 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:54 am

Look kinda like a wirehaired German Shorthaired Pointer. Maby
a cousin?? Look like nice dogs..
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