Winterborn Spinone - Idaho Spinone Italiano Breeders

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About Winterborn Spinone

Dams: Fabrizia (top) & Sofia (bottom) ~~~ Flash (top & bottom) Hunting in Italy

Winterborn Spinone is located in Northern Idaho. We are a small breeder of Spinone Italiano, and our Spins are part of our family. We are committed to breeding quality Spinone and have chosen our pack from highly respected breeders with champion bloodlines. For more info. please check out our website:

Sofia x Flash 11 Puppies ~ "Fantasy" Litter (Pictured on Day 2)

~ One Cancellation = Reservation Available ~ Late Summer Litter 2017 ~

The Colors of Winterborn

All of our Spinoni have been DNA tested by the AHT (Animal Health Trust in the UK); and are "CA Clear" (Cerebellar Ataxia Clear). This is a rare genetic disease that kills puppies at a young age. Bloodlines that are "CA Clear" never need to worry about this disease.

Our puppies are sold with full AKC registration. All of our puppies come with puppy shot records, microchip identification, tails docked, dew claws removed, health warranty, information packet, and a familiar toy. Litter pedigree available on Gun Dog Breeder's (Top tab: Dog Pedigrees, to Spinone Italiano Pedigrees, to Winterborn Spinone). We will help facilitate domestic shipping at your expense.

Please let us know what you envision doing with your Spinone. Since each litter has a limited number of puppies to choose from, we will pre-screen the litter for the best candidates for your needs. From that selection we will give you a choice from that group (as long as they last).

Winterborn Spinone videos on YouTube:
‪New: Winterborn Progress Report ~ 4 Weeks:
New: Winterborn "Gunslingers" Litter ~Day 19:
Winterborn Spinone Fantasy Litter ~ Day 21‬:
Winterborn "Elements" Litter ~ Day 17:
Winter At Winterborn ~ Preparing for Extreme Cold:
Winterborn Spinone ~ "The Desserts" Litter ~ Thriving:
Winterborn Spinone ~ Meet the Desserts ~ Day 22:

Winterborn "Italian Cities" Litter, Fun & Games:
Winterborn "Italian Cities" Litter, Days 14 &15:
Winterborn "Italian Cities" Litter, Dinner Time:

Winterborn Flash Playing with Puppies:
Winterborn Presents "Forli" Week 15:
Winterborn "The Borgias" Litter Day 25:
Winterborn "The Borgias"Litter Days 13/14 Walkin' & Talkin':

Winterborn Artist Litter 2014 Highlights from 7th Week:
Winterborn Artist Litter 2014 "Comfy Crates" - 9th Week:
Winterborn Shares Teaching the "Go Potty" Command:
Winterborn Artist Litter 2014 Playtime, Day 27:
Winterborn Artist Litter 2014, Day 21:

When it comes to hunting, the Spinone is an all-terrain hunter with a steady trot, "hunting at a more human pace." When asked, "Does this hunting dog make a good pet?" my answer is, "Absolutely, but most are still hunters at heart so you will need a fenced yard."
Spinone are for people who like to spend time with their dogs.

In the Spinone Italiano breed boys are as sweet, or sweeter, than the girls.

We look forward to hearing from you,
Sherry Durst

Forli ~ Eyes on the Prize ~ Pictured at 15 weeks
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Spinone Italiano
Breeder Contact Info
Sherry Durst
Northern Idaho
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 4 years.
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Submitted by: Heather Georges on May 04, 2017
I cannot say enough good things about Sherry and Winterbourne. She is an extremely knowledgeable and caring breeder who is very focused on providing the best match between pup and owner. Our little Tino is a love and adapting well to his new home. Thank you Sherry for your hard work and dedication to the breed and your owners!!
Submitted by: Dr. Jk on Apr 30, 2017
Superior caring passionate breeder. I am lucky that I contacted Sherry by simple chance. She is rare find. An absolute positive experience. Ya can tell I lock my pooch Boone ( spinone Italiano, 10 weeks old)
Submitted by: Pamela Smith on Apr 30, 2017
I took a lot of time researching breeders before I chose Sherry's Winterborn Spinone. My research more than paid off in getting a puppy that is one of the smartest, sweetest, and beautiful puppies I have ever had or seen. Sherry and her family spend a lot of time with their puppies and ours came to us kennel trained, started with potty training, and does not bite or jump. She knew her name, comes to us when called, then sits looking up at us with those Spinone eyes. This all has made for the easiest transition for both our puppy and us.
Sherry also provided us with regular updates, photos, and videos. She also takes time observing each puppy to help place puppies with traits that match with what we Are looking for.
I was looking for a puppy that I could train as a therapy dog to work with me woring with homeless Veterans. Our new girl had been socialized in a way that has already made this very easy. She is very sweet, friendly, polite, and has already demonstrating the exact behaviors I had hoped for. Thank you for this amazing, almost human puppy. I can't express enough how appreciative I am for the time and effort put into ensuring that we get a healthy, beautiful, and perfect new member of our family.
Submitted by: Kay Comiskey on Apr 18, 2017
Sherry and her team do an amazing job with these puppies to get them ready to go home. Our little boy from the Gunslinger litter is so well mannered. He was 90% potty trained when he came home to us at 8 1/2 weeks, and crate trained as well. He is calm, cuddly and adventurous. Sherry matches you with the perfect puppy after talking to you and figuring out what puppy makes sense for you. She also makes sure your puppy is ready to go out into the big world! What more could you ask??
Submitted by: Mark and Gayle Lam on Apr 15, 2017
Currently we are on day 2 of our adventure with our puppy from Sherry and Winterborn Spinone. This was a new experience for us...purchasing a dog from a breeder we had not met and a breed we knew very little about. After having 2 Belgian Malinois, one a police dog, we wanted a different face + personality and fell in love with the Spinone! Sherry is so knowledgeable, a true expert in this breed. Our little girl is very well socialized because of the loving home Sherry's puppies are raised in and she already knows several commands at 9 weeks! Her attention and discipline to send picture and video updates regularly is something that was such a bonus and helped us in what seemed like an eternity while waiting for our new family member. I would also like to add her matchmaking skills are second to none. Our criteria for a puppy mostly focused on having a "buddy" for hiking, fishing, and running but we also wanted a dog with curiosity, a sense of humor and can travel. This little girl is all of this and more! We were so lucky to find Sherry.
Submitted by: ART MALISANI on May 02, 2016
We can't say enough about Sherry and Winterborn Spinone. Our experience could not have been better. She listened to us and picked out the perfect puppy for us - twice. She is a very caring and understanding breeder with great knowledge of the Spinone breed. Our Orsino was a goofy and majestic boy with great hunting aspect. Our Gia is a beautiful playful little girl who loves to fetch and also has great hunting instincts. These dogs are fabulous, well adjusted, and a great companion. You won't be sorry with Winterborn Spinone! Thank you, Sherry!!!
Submitted by: JoAnn Miller on Mar 27, 2016
Sherry is the best breeder we have ever dealt with. The puppies and their mom's are so well taken care of. Sherry gives the best information and websites included for caring for the dogs once you take ownership. She keeps you informed of the development of the puppies from pregnancy to birth. We waited a year and a half for a puppy from Sherry. I flew to pick up Amber and everyone that met her in the plane and airport could not believe what a relaxed well behaved puppy she was.
Submitted by: michele puiggari on Sep 16, 2015
Dealing with Winterborn is a joy! The process was easy and Sherry did everything possible to address our needs and answer our questions. We were able to arrange to visit when the puppies were 4 weeks old. All the puppies were wonderful and had great personalities. We picked up our girl at 8 weeks. She is healthy, happy and well adjusted. I would highly recommend this breeder to anyone.
Submitted by: Matt and Paula Williams on Sep 16, 2015
Winterborne was really wonderful to work with. Sherry made our search for a calm therapy termperment Spinone very easy. Throughout the process she was a wealth of information and ultimately made sure we brought home a puppy that was a perfect match for our family. Beautiful Spinones.
Thank you Sherry and the Winterborne team!
Submitted by: Jennifer and Gavin Clark on Sep 07, 2015
We love our girl Zita, she is exactly what we expected! Sherry and Wintrborn Spinone are wonderful to work with, from our first contact to pick up. They truly love this bred, We got so much information and support during the process. There was always photos, videos and phone calls to make sure Zita was a good fit for us. We can't say enough about Winterborn! We look forward to getting another Spinone from them!!

Jennifer and Gavin Clark
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