Mountain Valley Spinone - Idaho Spinone Italiano Breeders
About Mountain Valley Spinone
MVS sires and dams and any that MVS recommends, are health screened for sound genetic quality. Our Goals are: Health, Field Savy, Good Temperament, and Structure, for a well rounded dog. MVS hunt their Spinone but Spinone also make great family, obedience, tracking, agility, therapy, help, and much much more. The Spinone are a wonderful combination.In its early history, the Italian Spinone was generally a healthy breed. However, if allowed indiscriminate breeding practices due to ignorance, lack of concern, and monetary gain will change the landscape dramatically. It is important to insist on a minimum set of standards when acquiring a Spinone puppy. Our beloved breed has some issues that need to be addressed when choosing a sire and dam. These are hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and thyroid conditions. Testing for eyes (CERF exam) and C.A DNA testing is also appreciated. Any dog that has had a history of unexplained seizures or any other obvious hereditary medical conditions must never be bred. Remember that these are serious health conditions that will severely impact the quality and length of life of any affected puppies. Again, health screening of breeding stock cannot guarantee that your puppy will be excluded from any of these problems but the risk factor is mitigated substantially. A good dog breeder should be able to demonstrate testing of these issues by either providing a link to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals records, CHIC records through AKC or they should be able to supply copies of the certified paperwork they received after the test screen was completed. If they do not, or are not willing to provide this information, search out a breeder that is willing to disclose this information.Your breeder should also offer a minimum of 1-year written guarantee against genetic health conditions.Although I try and let the new owners chose the color and sex I will choose the pups to fit their new owners.Spinone pups will have a middle of the road temperament to fit well into any family. The Spinone puppy must be well socialized to adjust with new people, new situations, and travel to new places. The pup will have a sound conformation as well and great hunting ability. The Spinone are a wonderful combination of family and hunting,
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Submitted by: Joe Masar on Dec 27, 2010
We purchased a Spinone from Mountain Valley Spinone 6 years ago. We never looked back. What amazing hunting instincts and sweet personality the Spinone have. If your like we are and want a dog that can do it all then the Spinone are for you. Mountain Valley has been there for us the way.
Submitted by: Joe Masar on Dec 27, 2010
We purchased a Spinone from Mountain Valley Spinone six years ago and we've never looked back. What amazing hunting instincts and sweet personality the Spinone have. If your like we are and want a dog that can do it all then the Spinone are for you. Mountain Valley has been there for us all the way.
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Submitted by: Roger & Pam Rehurek on Sep 02, 2010
I'm an outfitter in Ft Smith Mt. My dog Norton is 5 years old. He is on the river with me every day. EVERYBODY loves this dog. He is gentle,quite, affectionate,and always happy. I hunt upland birds with him all fall and winter. This is the best breed bird dog I've ever had the pleasure of walking behind. He has a great nose,boundless energy and the most amazing instinctive ability I've ever seen. We hunt a lot of cattail swamps on the river bottem. I can send him into the cattails and he won't come out until he is called or runs out of ground to work. I.m not a dog trainer and didn't need to be with him. He was ready to go right out of the "box". A few simple commands and his genetics are all that was needed. Always remember "life's too short to hunt with an ugly dog".