Winterborn Spinone - Idaho Spinone Italiano Breeders

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About Winterborn Spinone

Dams: Fabrizia (top) & Sofia (bottom) ~~~ Flash (top & bottom) Hunting in Italy

Winterborn Spinone is located in Northern Idaho. We are a small breeder of Spinone Italiano, and our Spins are part of our family. We are committed to breeding quality Spinone and have chosen our pack from highly respected breeders with champion bloodlines. For more info. please check out our website:

Sofia x Flash 11 Puppies ~ "Fantasy" Litter (Pictured on Day 2)

We have one opening for our November 2018 Litter ~ Going home early 2019

The Colors of Winterborn

All of our Spinoni have been DNA tested by the AHT (Animal Health Trust in the UK); and are "CA Clear" (Cerebellar Ataxia Clear). This is a rare genetic disease that kills puppies at a young age. Bloodlines that are "CA Clear" never need to worry about this disease.

Our puppies are sold with full AKC registration. All of our puppies come with puppy shot records, microchip identification, tails docked, dew claws removed, health warranty, information packet, and a familiar toy. Litter pedigree available on Gun Dog Breeder's (Top tab: Dog Pedigrees, to Spinone Italiano Pedigrees, to Winterborn Spinone). We will help facilitate domestic shipping at your expense.

Please let us know what you envision doing with your Spinone. Since each litter has a limited number of puppies to choose from, we will pre-screen the litter for the best candidates for your needs. From that selection we will give you a choice from that group (as long as they last).
New photos of our puppies in our 2019 Winterborn Spinone Puppies calendar:
Winterborn Spinone videos on YouTube:
Winterborn Otter At One Month:
Winterborn Tessa Loves the Camera:
Winterborn ~ Sprouting Herbs ~ Day 14‪:
Winterborn Progress Report ~ 4 Weeks:
Winterborn "Gunslingers" Litter ~Day 19:
Winterborn Spinone Fantasy Litter ~ Day 21‬:
Winterborn "Elements" Litter ~ Day 17:
Winter At Winterborn ~ Preparing for Extreme Cold:
Winterborn Spinone ~ "The Desserts" Litter ~ Thriving:
Winterborn Spinone ~ Meet the Desserts ~ Day 22:

Winterborn "Italian Cities" Litter, Fun & Games:
Winterborn "Italian Cities" Litter, Days 14 &15:
Winterborn "Italian Cities" Litter, Dinner Time:

Winterborn Flash Playing with Puppies:
Winterborn Presents "Forli" Week 15:
Winterborn "The Borgias" Litter Day 25:
Winterborn "The Borgias"Litter Days 13/14 Walkin' & Talkin':

Winterborn Artist Litter 2014 Highlights from 7th Week:
Winterborn Artist Litter 2014 "Comfy Crates" - 9th Week:
Winterborn Shares Teaching the "Go Potty" Command:
Winterborn Artist Litter 2014 Playtime, Day 27:
Winterborn Artist Litter 2014, Day 21:

When it comes to hunting, the Spinone is an all-terrain hunter with a steady trot, "hunting at a more human pace." When asked, "Does this hunting dog make a good pet?" my answer is, "Absolutely, but most are still hunters at heart so you will need a fenced yard."
Spinone are for people who like to spend time with their dogs.

In the Spinone Italiano breed boys are as sweet, or sweeter, than the girls.

We look forward to hearing from you,
Sherry Durst

Forli ~ Eyes on the Prize ~ Pictured at 15 weeks
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Spinone Italiano
Breeder Contact Info
Sherry Durst
Northern Idaho
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 5 years.
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Submitted by: Jordana & George Hale on Nov 14, 2017
I'm not sure where to start. I was just inquiring about the available "orange girl" Spinone pup one day and then picking the precious pup up one week later from the airport. Sherry was simply amazing to work with, making this transition as easy as possible for all involved. The information she provided throughout the process was invaluable and it was obvious that she absolutely loves this amazing breed. And by the way, our sweet pup is incredible. Tessa is absolutely beautiful and she has personality plus! She is smart and totally "birdie". We are planning to use her to hunt and from what we see so far, we think she is a true natural. We could not be more pleased with our new addition, and we HIGHLY recommend Winterborn breeders if you are considering an Italian Spinone.
Submitted by: Allison Gosnell on Sep 14, 2017
Starting my search for a breeder for a Spinone, I was very lucky to find Sherry's Winterborn Spinone early on. Right away I had a good feeling about them from their detailed website and numerous youtube videos showcasing smart, beautiful spins. From start to finish Sherry was fantastic and great to work with. We ended up waiting a year for our puppy, as we had our hearts set on a brown roan boy. Sherry sent loads of pictures and video updates through it all, as well as numerous phone conversations with updates on our puppy (and even was willing and happy to continue phone conversations into ownership).
After bringing our beautiful Spinone puppy Luca home, it is evident all the time and effort that Sherry and her team put into their dogs and breeding program. Just from handling him initially he is at ease with pressure on his paws, looking in his ears and mouth, etc. It is obvious he was raised in a very loving home at Winterborn. Not to mention Luca is basically already potty trained! From the moment we got him he was happy to sleep in his crate too, which is wonderful.
What a great breed! So happy to have found the Spinone breed, and to have such a wonderful introduction to them through our amazing breeder and team at Winterborn. We are extremely happy with our choice of Winterborn Spinone and would choose them again in a heartbeat (And plan to in the coming years for #2)! Luca is very sweet, friendly, and SO smart. He is more than we ever dreamed of. Thank you for our amazing puppy. I can't express enough how appreciative I am for the time and effort put into ensuring that we got a healthy, beautiful, and perfect new member of our family.
Allison & Brett (and Luca!)
Submitted by: Polly on Sep 13, 2017
Sherry at Winterborn is a passionate & professional dog breeder. You can tell she loves what she does, adores this breed and each and every puppy. She was patient and kind with all of my questions and concerns. She handled the logistics of flying our puppy all the way across the country to us. We picked up the sweetest, most cuddly, loving puppy anyone could ever ask for. She was already well on her way to being housebroken and is already quite well socialized. I cannot recommend Sherry and Winterborn highly enough!
Submitted by: JESS WILLIAMS on Sep 11, 2017
Sherry at Winterborn has been absolutely wonderful to deal with. I did extensive research on breeders and I do not regret my decision to go with her. She put a lot of work into matching us to our puppy and she was spot on. She is not your average breeder she puts all her efforts into these wonderful dogs and it shows. I can't say enough good things about her and the dogs they have. Top notch.
Submitted by: Heather Georges on May 04, 2017
I cannot say enough good things about Sherry and Winterbourne. She is an extremely knowledgeable and caring breeder who is very focused on providing the best match between pup and owner. Our little Tino is a love and adapting well to his new home. Thank you Sherry for your hard work and dedication to the breed and your owners!!
Submitted by: Dr. Jk on Apr 30, 2017
Superior caring passionate breeder. I am lucky that I contacted Sherry by simple chance. She is rare find. An absolute positive experience. Ya can tell I lock my pooch Boone ( spinone Italiano, 10 weeks old)
Submitted by: Pamela Smith on Apr 30, 2017
I took a lot of time researching breeders before I chose Sherry's Winterborn Spinone. My research more than paid off in getting a puppy that is one of the smartest, sweetest, and beautiful puppies I have ever had or seen. Sherry and her family spend a lot of time with their puppies and ours came to us kennel trained, started with potty training, and does not bite or jump. She knew her name, comes to us when called, then sits looking up at us with those Spinone eyes. This all has made for the easiest transition for both our puppy and us.
Sherry also provided us with regular updates, photos, and videos. She also takes time observing each puppy to help place puppies with traits that match with what we Are looking for.
I was looking for a puppy that I could train as a therapy dog to work with me woring with homeless Veterans. Our new girl had been socialized in a way that has already made this very easy. She is very sweet, friendly, polite, and has already demonstrating the exact behaviors I had hoped for. Thank you for this amazing, almost human puppy. I can't express enough how appreciative I am for the time and effort put into ensuring that we get a healthy, beautiful, and perfect new member of our family.
Submitted by: Kay Comiskey on Apr 18, 2017
Sherry and her team do an amazing job with these puppies to get them ready to go home. Our little boy from the Gunslinger litter is so well mannered. He was 90% potty trained when he came home to us at 8 1/2 weeks, and crate trained as well. He is calm, cuddly and adventurous. Sherry matches you with the perfect puppy after talking to you and figuring out what puppy makes sense for you. She also makes sure your puppy is ready to go out into the big world! What more could you ask??
Submitted by: Mark and Gayle Lam on Apr 15, 2017
Currently we are on day 2 of our adventure with our puppy from Sherry and Winterborn Spinone. This was a new experience for us...purchasing a dog from a breeder we had not met and a breed we knew very little about. After having 2 Belgian Malinois, one a police dog, we wanted a different face + personality and fell in love with the Spinone! Sherry is so knowledgeable, a true expert in this breed. Our little girl is very well socialized because of the loving home Sherry's puppies are raised in and she already knows several commands at 9 weeks! Her attention and discipline to send picture and video updates regularly is something that was such a bonus and helped us in what seemed like an eternity while waiting for our new family member. I would also like to add her matchmaking skills are second to none. Our criteria for a puppy mostly focused on having a "buddy" for hiking, fishing, and running but we also wanted a dog with curiosity, a sense of humor and can travel. This little girl is all of this and more! We were so lucky to find Sherry.
Submitted by: ART MALISANI on May 02, 2016
We can't say enough about Sherry and Winterborn Spinone. Our experience could not have been better. She listened to us and picked out the perfect puppy for us - twice. She is a very caring and understanding breeder with great knowledge of the Spinone breed. Our Orsino was a goofy and majestic boy with great hunting aspect. Our Gia is a beautiful playful little girl who loves to fetch and also has great hunting instincts. These dogs are fabulous, well adjusted, and a great companion. You won't be sorry with Winterborn Spinone! Thank you, Sherry!!!
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