Barba Bagnata Mia's Basilio
'Boz'
Owned by Tom & Rebecca Kilpatrick of Colorado
 
  Selecting a breeder
While this is a Spinone website, the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (ESSFTA) has put together an all encompassing site to help puppy people select the right breeder. While this site's focus is the English Springer Spaniel, so some of the issues do not relate to the Spinone in regards to health, most of the suggestions do apply. An interesting note is that there is no mention of a breeder being a member of club as a qualification, and goes to warn against any that use a club as a marketing tool.

Some steps in selecting a responsible breeder

   
  Male or female?
Choosing between male and female dogs is a matter of personal preference. However, there are some characteristics which are common in bitches and other characteristics which are common in male dogs.  This is a general description of what you can expect with either sex of dog in an intact state. Spaying and neutering can make either sex more neutral in temperament.

Male or female?

 
  
   
  
  Feeding
 
    
   
   
      
   
 
  Puppy school
 
   
  
  Spay/Neuter
 
   
  Growing Stages
Linda Mayne and Jan Anderson of the UK have provided a wonderful example of a puppy bitch as she matures, so that we can see the growth process of a Spinone.

Growing stages

   

 

 

 

 

 

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