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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. A great breeding with four different lines in their pedigrees. Toby is the son of a Westminster winner CH Dee Tias Julius Pleasar JH. Grandsire Risky Business Uno Smurf is from excellent hunting lines (Nico Del Benaco). Toby's dam is Epithelium Rugiada. Serafina is from two different Italian lines, sire CH Otello Del Mucroni and dam CH Illumination Del Subasio. All four lines from Italy are from breeders who hunt their Spinone. Many of my puppies are active hunting in the field. ....................................................................................................................................................... ..................... HEALTH RECORDS: Sire: Couchfields Tobias Too (Toby), SR 16649503 OFA (SI-743G53M-PI and SI-EL243M53-PI), CERF (SPI-658) and CHIC (64809) certifications Dam: Couchfields Serafina, SR 46353207 OFA (SI-808G26F-VPI), CERF (SPI-659) and CHIC (64842) certifications and SI-EL302F26-VPI .................................................................................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................................................................. PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY at: email@example.com .
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Breeder Contact Info
Maria Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Salisbury Road
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 5 years.
413-229-3319Send Email to Pook's Rise Spinoni
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Submitted by: Lesliejohn and Jim Roche on Mar 02, 2013After raising and breeding Brittany’s for many years as companions and hunting dogs we decided we wanted to research a different breed with hunting abilities and as my husband would say, I wanted a big fluffy dog. With research and many months of looking we found Pook's Rise Spinoni and Maria. From this point on Maria was extremely knowledgeable about the breed as well as personable and just a lovely individual. We set up a visit when her female Spinoni, (Serafina) was pregnant. As we approached her home and up the drive way four Spinoni’s greeted us at our car. That was it; these dogs are just magnificent in every way. Well, it is hard to believe in a little over a week Maizy will be a year old. Time has gone by fast and everyday has been a joy with Maizy. She is a kind and loving soul, wants to please and a joy to have around whether she is lying by your feet or playing catch outside. She was great most the time in obedience’s school other then she would decide when she just wanted to lay down and still get the treat. As a puppy Jim spent time everyday working with Maizy playing fetch, teaching her to come, going for long walks and introducing her to the field to bring out the hunting instincts. At every stage Maizy wanted to please and when hunting season came that was no exception. At seven months she proved to be a natural hunter in the field, both pointing birds and retrieving. She will only improve with time, and Jim can’t wait until the season begins again, and I am sure Maizy feels the same.
Submitted by: Bill Wadsworth on Feb 28, 2013We purchased Roman from Maria's 2012 litter and he is absolutely the love of our household. He is a very affectionate, intelligent dog who would if possible, rather lay on you than next to you. He infatuates almost everyone that comes in contact with him either through his almost regal looks or the comical things that he seems to do. He is developing already into a very athletic hunting dog locking up on either Chucker or Pheasant and would even honor the other two Shorthairs points at probably 6 months. I have been a duck hunter with Labs for some 35 years so Roman and others are teaching me alot about upland bird hunting but he will alredy heal unleashed as we jump ducks off the creek and amuse everyone with his ability to walk in the creek with his head below the water searching for whatever. He is an absolute joy to have in our lives so whatever you have been doing with these dogs Maria, just keep doing it.
Submitted by: Nathan on Oct 13, 2012We have an excellent male from Maria's newest litter. She provided an ideal experience. We met the parents prior to the breeding and got a real chance to see what we were in for. Toby and Serafina are very strong examples of the standard with distinctly enjoyable personalities we absolutely loved. The puppies held true to form when whelped and Maria really went the extra mile to raise them with excellent socialization and fine veterinary care. The puppy we bought home is beautiful and healthy. He enjoys a little pseudo-birding around the property, but mostly likes romping with us in the yard and brisk hikes over and through the rolling hills of the surrounding area that have easy access to grassy meadows. Indoors, he's playful for a while, then loves settling in for a nap. He's really a wonderful companion. We highly recommend Maria and her spinonis if you are looking for truly home-raised puppies with great pedigrees and wonderful temperaments.
Submitted by: Kathy & Ted Parge on Sep 25, 2012Ms. Holt is a very knowledgeable and caring breeder of Spinonis. She has continued to be an excellent resource to us long after having picked up our puppy. Her puppies come from great breeding lines and are healthy both physically and emotionally. Great "Spins" from an exceptional breeder. I would highly recommend calling Pook's Rise first when looking for a Spinone!
Submitted by: Dolores Hughes on Sep 20, 2012After many years of research (reading about, meeting with Spinoni owners and their dogs, going to the Westminster Dog Show and talking with breeders there, etc.), we purchased a Spinone pup from Maria Holt 6 months ago, and he has lived up to all our expectations of the breed. Sweet-natured, smart, clownish, he loves our 14 yr. old son, (and would love to play with our 14 yr. old cat if the cat would allow it). He has low indoor energy, and he loves playing outside, he's goofy, and yes, he sorts and eats laundry too, and we love him!
Our experience with Maria has gone beyond our expectations. She truly cares about her pups, and about them having great homes too. She has been a valuable resource for us, answering any questions we've had and a few we hadn't thought of yet. Whether it's a reading suggestion or a place to stay nearby, she's been very helpful, and she's a lot of fun, too. She still stays in touch with Spinone updates or stories, and we look forward to hearing from her. We feel very fortunate to have found her, and highly recommend her and her pups.
Submitted by: Ingrid DiGregorio on Sep 17, 2012Maria is always there for you; upon first contacting her about the spinone breed, thru the time the pups are born and in selecting the right pup for you. She is intensely interested in how your pup is doing. She is also tons of fun; it is quite an experience to go to her lovely home in the Berkshires and "meet the parents" and members of her spinone family. Our dog Nellie, is an absolute goof ball, she is sweet, silly, naughty but is a lot of fun to take to pup school and beyond for more advanced training. She learns quickly and doesnt have a mean bone in her body.
Submitted by: Aimee Toth on Feb 09, 2012Our pup is the kindest, most gentle, laid-back doggy soul you would ever want to meet. He is wonderful with my children. He is very willing to please and truly wants to be your companion. Fantastic and classic Spinone temperament.
Submitted by: Christine Drago on Jan 30, 2012This is our first experience with a Spinone and we are in love. She is the most beautiful, gentle, happy, goofy dog you could wish for. She loves to run free in the woods where she is sure footed and courageous under all conditions. She loves everyone and everything (except squirrels!). She is great with children, loves to play, but knows how to be gentle. She even does laundry - well at least she sorts and eats it.
Maria Holt is an exceptional breeder. She has been more like family than someone who sold us a dog. She is always concerned and informed, with a great sense of humor that I'll swear our dog inherited. I could not recommend the breed or the breeder more highly.
Submitted by: Richard Atkind on Jan 25, 2012Nellie is our second spinone and our experience with Maria Holt has been beyond comparison. We have a wonderful 75 lb female spinone that is truly part of the family. She is a delight to be with and is the perfect non-aggressive "puppy" as all the neighborhood kids will attest to. Maria has continued to inquire as to her well being and continues to show the caring she showed throughout the entire process of her matching the right puppy to the right family.
Submitted by: Ken Priestley on Jan 22, 2012We have a dog from Maria's last litter. He is a beautiful, happy, healthy Spinone, who looks like his father Toby. Maria does a wonderful job of socializing the pups from the day they are born. She is a very caring breeder, spending a tremendous amount of time and effort caring for the puppies. Although I am not a hunter, Enzo shows great instincts in pointing & flushing the birds in our back yard. We also have another Spinone, who is a year older, from Toby and a different female. The Spinone Italiano is a wonderful breed, they have very sweet dispositions, and everyone who meets ours are very impressed, both by their looks and their personalities.