Grand Rapid Dog Kennel
On one fine spring day an Italian came into my sister's Grand Rapids dog, asking if we could his Spinone Italiano while he went on a trip to Italy. The Spinone Italiano is an Italian dog breed. Its original purpose was as a hunting dog, which the breed is still a master of today. The Spinone is a loyal, friendly and alert dog with a close lying, tough, wiry coat that is hard to the touch. It is an ancient breed that can be traced back to approximately 500 BC. It is often used for hunting, pointing, and retrieving game (HPR), but the intelligent and strong Spinone can be used for practically anything ranging from companion pet to Seeing Eye dog for the blind. The name of the breed is pronounced spin-own-ay (singular) and spin-own-ee for plural. Centuries of working with man as a hunting companion has created a loyal, intelligent dog that is easily trained, although some can be stubborn about performing a learned task if they see no point in it. Because they are sensitive, motivational training works best for this breed, as this gentle creature's feelings can easily be hurt when handled incorrectly. The Spinone can be a very active breed, but it is not a racy dog like most other hunting breeds. The Spinone has a slow, relaxed trot that is characteristic of the breed. It has often been called the perfect dog to jog with, because it will not run off in front and leave its human companion struggling to keep up as it prefers the slower pace itself. It can be more than happy in a small yard and does not necessarily need acres of land which my sisters Grand Rapids dog has.