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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. ........................................................................................................................................................................................ .......................................................................................... .................................................................................. Reservations are now being taken for my next litter, which will be in early 2017. Please contact me directly at the Roadrunner email address for further information. The offspring of this mating will make superb pets, therapy and companion dogs and/or hunting companions. .................................. PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY at: .
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Spinone Italiano
Additional Services
Stud Services
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Maria Holt at
16 Salisbury Road
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 6 years.
Testimonials (34) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
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.
Submitted by: Jeffrey Ams on Apr 18, 2016
The entire process and time of working with Maria could not have gone better or easier. She is a fountain of knowledge and helpful ideas and guidance. My puppy has been wonderful and is the star of wherever she goes. If you are considering a Spinone, Maria is the breeder to work with!
Submitted by: John & Maryellen Geoghan on Mar 21, 2016
To say that Maria is the most outstanding breeder ever would be an understatement. The care and love that she gives her puppies is truly amazing to observe. The education and guidance that she provides the new owners along the way is above and beyond anything that we'd ever experienced (and we thought that we knew all about raising a puppy).
The second day we had our Luca, we took him out to begin socializing him. He ended up meeting many people of varying ages and each and every person commented on how calm he was and of course how handsome!
And last but not least her emails are Hysterical!
Submitted by: Lou and Joyce Tumolo on Dec 05, 2015
My wife and I lost our first Spinone in January 2015 and six months later found our way to Maria and her litter of pups. As a veterinarian I have dealt with many breeders over the past 45 years. I have found Maria and her dogs to be exceptional. Her own dogs are well socialized, well behaved, and live in her house. She is very committed to socializing and medically caring for her puppies properly before they leave for their new home. Through emails and phone calls she has been very supportive and helpful to every person that has purchased a pup from her. She cares very much about where every pup is going and vets out her potential puppy owners to be sure they are a good fit for a Spinone. Maria provides all her puppy owners practical and useful information to help them get the right start while not being pushy or judgmental. Her love for all her dogs and puppies and well as the breed is obvious. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for a Spinone.
Submitted by: Paul & Michele Decker on Nov 30, 2015
What a wonderful experience and puppy from a truly wonderful person! Maria treats theses pups as her own and is a wealth of knowledge and information. Mum Holt is like your puppies grandmother.
Submitted by: Mary Musante on Nov 03, 2015
This is my second Spinoni from Maria Holt. My first is Cosmo, now 4 years old and the most gentle giant in the whole world. Wanting a second Spinoni for companionship for Cosmo I did not even hesitate or look for another breeder, Maria is the most compassionate caring person for her dogs in the whole world. She pampers mom from the very beginning and pampers all the little ones from the day they are born to the day they leave for their new homes. My little Scarlett is the sweetest little girl, fiesty and torments Cosmo to no end but he is very gentle but firm with her when she needs it, no biting private parts allowed! Maria is always giving suggestion and will help you with any questions that you have no matter how old your dog is, and she loves to be constantly updated on the growth of the pups. As she always state they may be our new dogs but they are always her little babies. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in a Spinoni, she will answer any questions regarding the breed so that you can make an informed decision if a Spinoni is right for you, and if you are right for one of her Spinonies.

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