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Pook's Rise Spinoni - Massachusetts Spinone Italiano Breeders

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About Pook's Rise Spinoni
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. ........................................................................................................................................................................................ .......................................................................................... .................................................................................. PUPPIES ARE HERE, AND MORE ARE COMING! Coco whelped nine beautiful babies on Feb. 17th, all of whom have been reserved. Loulou is due to come into her season any day now, and there is still some room on the Reservation list for her puppies. This will be the only other breeding planned for 2017. The offspring will make superb pets, therapy and companion dogs and/or hunting companions. PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY at: .
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Spinone Italiano
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Stud Services
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Maria Holt at
16 Salisbury Road
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 6 years.
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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!
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
Submitted by: Jack and Diane Kearney on Apr 21, 2016
Maria is a person who brings you in as part of her family. Getting a puppy from Maria is a rewarding experience. We have owned dogs before, but never the way Maria does it. She has a "puppy party" which I have never been to one before, but I will tell you it was the best. You get one on one time with Maria and potential puppy parents as well as interacting with the the puppies.She is the most compasionate person about her dogs that she owns and all of her puppies. She is there for you the puppy parents from the time they are born until they leave and after.She encourages parents to keep her up to date with emails and loves getting pics of her puppies. She also will send some really funny emails to you ,they are great. Highly recommend Maria Holt's Italian Spinone as your breeder.
Submitted by: Andrew Filler on Apr 20, 2016
Maria Holt is a one of a kind breeder. Her love of the breed and her pups is unshakeable. The pups are raised in her home from whelping and are well socialized when picked up. Her guidance through the process is great and a huge help. Her willingness help only begins when you leave with your new puppy. If you should have any issues with your dog she is a great resource and if she doesn't have an answer for you she will find one. I would recommend Pook's Rise to anyone looking for a Spinoni pup. They are smart, well socialized, and beautiful dogs.
Submitted by: Liz Spring on Apr 19, 2016
Maria is a wonderful and caring breeder. This was our first experience with a pure bred and first puppy, and from the very first phone call, it was clear the deep respect and affection Maria has for her dogs and their puppies. Our puppy gets many compliments on her calm demeanor with strangers and other dogs. Maria keeps you well informed (and entertained!) with email updates along the way, making the transition very easy.

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