I am a breeder of Spinone Italiano dogs. My puppies' parents come from Championship lines. My focus is to breed for sweet temperament and good health. The puppies are raised in my home from the day they are born to the day they leave for your home. Hips / Eyes / Elbows have been tested in the parents. No Spinone in either background are from the known CA, SAS, or epilepsy lines. All lines are from Italy and are from breeders who hunt their Spinone. Some of my puppies are active hunting in the field - and several others have become licensed therapy dogs, or service dogs. ........................................................................................................................................................................................ .......................................................................................... ......................................................................................................... All puppies from the recent Coco-Henry litter have now been reserved. Please contact me regarding a reservation on the planned late Spring 2018 litter. These offspring will make superb pets, therapy and companion dogs and/or wonderful hunting companions. PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Submitted by: Gail on Sep 04, 2017
This was our first experience with a Spinone. We have a puppy from Coco and Henry's Spring 2017 litter who has been a great addition to the family. Working with Maria was a pleasure. She made the entire process smooth and seamless. We particularly like the fact that her puppies are raised in her home. Maria is a very knowledgable breeder and eager to share her knowledge, experience, advice, pictures, etc with new owners. We would highly recommend Pook's Rise Spinoni.
Submitted by: Ed Bernald on Jun 22, 2017
Both my wife and I can heartily recommend getting your next puppy from Maria Holt. We were heart-broken and devastated after we lost one of our dogs. We would have traveled anywhere to get the perfect dog. Upon meeting Maria, we knew we wanted our next puppy from her. You can see that she pours her heart, love, experience, insights, and instincts into developing an extraordinary line of beautiful Spinoni. // Being an avid outdoorsman, I wanted a joyful and lively dog who could backpack, hike the high peaks of the Adirondacks, and fish with me. My wife is an artist and preferred a dog with a calm, sweet, loving disposition who would be at ease resting peacefully in her art studio as she worked. And of course, both of us wanted a Spinone who would get along with our 7 year-old cat and our other 4 year-old Spinone. Maria met all our expectations and then some. She was a marvel and pure joy to communicate with. After the litter of puppies was born, Maria sent us regular updates and photos so we could see what was taking place. She also sent us helpful information on how to raise a healthy and well-adjusted puppy after we brought him home. And get this: two weeks before we officially "adopted" our puppy, she even had a puppy party so we could meet our new addition. Best and most important of all, Maria provided us with a puppy who is special and has a wonderful wow factor. Simply put, our experience with Maria and Pook's Rise Spinoni has been absolutely positive and magnificent!
Submitted by: Elisa on Jun 17, 2017
We had always had mixed breed dogs, but after one of our beloved mutts died we decided that we would like to have a puppy, and because we had a young baby, we wanted to have some sense of the personality we would be inviting to join our family. Neither my husband or I are hunters, but during research of other breeds were encouraged consider a Spinoni, as a gentle, trainable family dog (and so cute!). I contacted Maria and felt like we were being welcomed into a family> she was very forthcoming about the breed, and talked about her dogs with love and respect. It was clear that she was interested in making sure that her pups went to a good home as we were interested in working with a good breeder. Maria shared knowledge as the puppies were still with her, and also photos and stories so we felt like we knew our little fellow even before he came home. He has been a wonderful addition to our family, and Maria has encouraged a community among the families who got from the same litter to share photos and advice. Would highly recommend a Spinoni, and would very highly recommend one of Maria's beautiful Spinonis.
Submitted by: P.Emery on Jan 18, 2017
After 30 plus years of giant schnauzers we made the switch to Pook's Rise Spinoni . We did the research, liked what we read and made the move. Whatever Maria said about her puppies were spot on. Lovable, friendly(especially with kids),smart and loyal and great to have around. A very laid back dog. Just what we wanted.
If you are interested in a Spinoni, I have no hesitation in recommending her dogs to you.
You could not ask for a better breeder than Maria.
She will guide you through all aspects of having a spinoni.
Submitted by: Gary Christian and Sandra Shriver on Jan 10, 2017
Our search for the perfect puppy took us here, where we found the perfect breeder. Maria's love for her dogs shows through and if it's not contagious you couldn't prove it by us. Our happy girl Gabriella is lovely, loving and lots of laughs. She is a great farm dog, maybe even approaching perfect.
Submitted by: Gina Offner on Jan 08, 2017
Maria's love of the Spinoni definitely shows. At the time I was looking into the Spinone breed one of her pups became available and we now have a beautiful Spinone Italiano. I cant say enough about what a wonderful breeder Maria is. Her Spinoni are beautiful. She is so informative, stays in contact with you and offers much advice about her pups. We love our Sofia so much. She is the happiest dog we have ever had!!
Submitted by: Michelle sullivan on Jan 06, 2017
I cannot say enough about Maria and her beautiful Spinone pups! Maria is devoted to her dogs and is an exceptional breeder. She will give you so much info on the breed and helpful hints on raising your pup. She wants to know you as a person and to make sure that her puppies will be loved and cared for. She knows her puppies and places them on personality and to make a good match for everyone. We have a 10 month old puppy from Maria. Stella is gorgeous and has a wonderful personality. She has such a sweet temperament and loves people of all ages and has completed our family!
Submitted by: Timothy Muldoon on Dec 24, 2016
Maria Holt is an exceptional breeder. Maria picked the puppy that was the most suitable for our family with 5 children. Violet loves being around the kids. From the weekly pics of Violet's first 8 weeks to the puppy parties. I can't say enough. Violet has weekly play dates with her half sister and uncle who also have exceptional personalities. I would recommend Maria to anyone looking for a spinoni.
Submitted by: Jennifer Mahoney on May 04, 2016
We picked up our wonderful puppy this March from Maria. I can not say enough about what a positive experience it was dealing with a breeder like Maria Holt. She was so full of useful information and helpful tips throughout the entire process, as well as completely willing to give advice after we picked Lola up. She is also has a fantastic sense of humor!! We have an 11 year old Spinone and are familiar with the breed, but a lot of years have passed since we had a puppy, I am not sure we would have had such an easy transition without all of the great conversations with Maria. I would not go anywhere else for a spinone!
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Submitted by: Jack and Diane Kearney on Apr 21, 2016
This is our first Spinone and Maria Holt was the best. She is a person who brings you in as part of her family, getting a puppy from her was nothing like we have experienced. We have owned dogs before, but never had a "puppy party" before. But I will tell you Maria has the best. You get to meet the puppies for the first time as well as potential puppy parents what a great idea. She is so knowledgeable of the breed, Everything she does she does for her dogs that she owns and all of her pups. She is great with emails before, during and after the puppy process. From the time they are born until you pick up your puppy and after Maria is there for you.No question is to big or small. She encourages puppy parents to keep in touch ,she loves getting updates and pictures of her pups.She is the most dedicated breeder I have come across. Would absolutely recommend Maria Holts spinone's