Griffin's Hedgerow Hunters - Kansas Spinone Italiano Breeders

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About Griffin's Hedgerow Hunters
We hunt upland, and waterfowl regularly with our Spinone.Hot or cold they enjoy the hunt and want to please.We have our Spinone living both inside and outside.We have participated in shows, and in Versatile Hunting DogFederation tests. Our dogs are very family oriented and love being part of our household. We have self trained our dogs and found them to be a joy to work with. We also train select dogs. We believe that communication with the owners of dogs we train is very important and we work hard to help you learn the skills needed to continue behaviors the dogs learn here when they are home.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Spinone Italiano
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Chris Griffin
1342 Old Kiowa Rd
Troy, Kansas 66087
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 10 years.
Testimonials (7)
Submitted by: Jason and Amy Lindbom on Oct 17, 2020
We recently traveled from Illinois to KS to retrieve our first Spinone. We fell in love with the breed a few years back and then came across Bill and Chris on the breeders website. We couldn't be more pleased with the way they handled the process. They took into consideration our priorities for our puppy and picked out a wonderful little guy for us. He was already crate trained and did so well on the trip home. You can really tell how much they love their dogs and really take the time to walk you thoroughly how to train and care for a Spinone both as a family pet and future gun dog. We highly recommend this family of breeders.
Submitted by: Tara on Apr 13, 2017
We recently got our new pup, Enzo, from Griffin's Hedgerow Hunters. The whole experience was wonderful! They openly communicated with us through the puppies growth and development, with pictures too, until we got him. Our puppy has all the qualities we were looking for and more! His disposition is just perfect for us, you can tell he was well loved. We are very excited to see him grow!
Submitted by: Bruce & Rachel Shaw on Apr 10, 2017
We found Griffin's Hedgerow Hunters thru your website. We talked to Chris on the phone initially and then decided to make a trip to KS from SD to meet Chris & Bill. We fell in love with the puppies and saw how well-cared for and loved these puppies were. Since Bruce previously raised and professionally trained short hairs for 15 years he felt it necessary to visit the kennel which was not a disappointment. We were impressed by the Griffins and their knowledge and love for the Spinone.

We had two Spinoni, a male and female from the same parents a year apart. Unfortunately in 2/17 we lost our female, Gussie, to leukemia. After meeting Chris & Bill and visiting we realized that we each had a male named Kirby and they were littler mates. Small world...and by the time we left that evening we had decided to get two puppies, Willow & Sage.

Bruce & I would not hesitate to recommend Griffin's Hedgerow Hunters when you're looking for a puppy. You won't be disappointed and Chris & Bill are just like family. You'll love them as well.
Submitted by: Gareth and Caroline Harris on Apr 10, 2017
We are new to the Spinoni world having acquired our first pup from Bill and Chris. He is crazy smart, picking up on commands quickly and noticing everything. This little guy travelled halfway across the country with little complaint and maintained a clean kennel the whole way. We are looking forward to watching him grow into his massive paws. He definitely comes from high quality bloodlines!
Submitted by: Wes Moore on Apr 18, 2015
I highly recommend Hedgerow Hunters for training your Spinone. My dog Colt (14 month old) finds, points, holds, retrieves to hand upland fantastically and hunts waterfowl as well. I could not be more pleased with what Bill & Chris have done for him. They are true "Spinone Whisperers". They not only "talk the talk" but deliver as well. They have 5 spins of their own all of which are highly trained. So, if you're looking to develop your dogs true potential, contact them today!
Submitted by: Joe Stratton on Feb 18, 2015
I acquired an awesome orange roan-white with orange pup last spring from the Griffins. This is my third spinone so I know the breed pretty well...this dog from Hedgerow Hunters is true to breed standard, personality, and abilities. The Griffins operate a clean kennel and want the best for their dogs and new owners. I'd recommend Hedgerow to anyone seeking a solid Spin.
Submitted by: Loren Tilton on Jan 25, 2015
I bought 2 puppies from Chris and Bill last year. Silas and Myia are brother and sister and I self trained both for upland game hunting. Both pups have great natural hunting ability and they are excellent in the house also. This was their first hunting season and we have shot well over 300 birds. They handle so well that I was able to do a lot of their training together. So far they, hunt intently, hold point, back each other, retrieve to hand, and they are 99.9% steady to drop now. My point is you can not bring pups to this level, this quickly, unless they are well bred. Chris and Bill take the time to raise and socialize their litter so you will be sure you are getting a great healthy pup.

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