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Italian Spinoni - week 17Updated : 20/04/2017

AGAIN news is still very thin on the ground, but when you have dogs it is never a dull moment is it? They sit and listen to all your complaints and never pass a comment, they are your best friend as they never judge and never answer back. They make you cry your eyes out while you stroke them gently and they make you laugh so...

Italian Spinoni - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

NEWS IS really very thin on the ground these days, but here are a few things.      I know that the Club Italian Spinone (Ita) held an event at the beginning of April – social, show and working and I would love to hear from those of you who attended. Well done to the Griffins and the Sanjikas as I b...

Italian Spinoni - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

HOW THIS week has flown and temperatures are rising. Sunbathing for the first time this year. Dogs flat out frying! It is getting hotter by the minute but will they move? No way, a quick dip in the stream and they are back on the paving slabs or on the duvet which is a 13.5 tog.      Its fantastic going ...

Italian Spinoni - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

I FEEL like a proper grumpy dog owner and a touch of Victor Meldrew coming on – I don’t believe it! Don’t you just hate it when it comes to that time of year, again, when the clocks have to change? What is the point? Yes lovely with the so called lighter evenings but who tells the dogs? They are ruled ...

Italian Spinoni - week 13Updated : 22/03/2017

HERE IS a thought for you. Over the past few years a number of show societies have raised their entry fees, cost of catalogue and car parking and wonder why entries are down, so isn’t it then rather interesting that some ch shows have started to introduce cheaper entry fees, discount on catalogue and car parking if you...

Italian Spinoni - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

FIRST an apology to Ken and Pat Roberts for missing a result from Manchester where Mrs L Rossiter judged. It should have mentioned that Sh Ch Bannonbrig Likely Lad was BV.      Crufts over and done with for this year. Loved the fact we were there on the Saturday. I set off early as you do because you jus...

Italian Spinoni - week 11Updated : 08/03/2017

BY THE time you read this Crufts will be over and done with. We will have spent hours cleaning and grooming the dogs just to find that they are almost as mucky and untidy when they are put in the car as they were before we started. We finally set off in the car for that long or short drive to the NEC and I sometimes wonder w...

Italian Spinoni - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

WHAT AN exciting week we have had since the last breed notes. These past few days Storm Doris arrived, she was a bit of a wild one to say the least. Didn’t know what to put on, diving gear or winter gear with snow goggles for some of you up north and when you thought that was all done who should turn up? Her partner Ew...

Italian Spinoni - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

I THINK I spoke to soon with regards to winter being over. Cold, wet and damp down south and snow back up the north. Not much fun at all but the nice thing is that the log burner is roaring away, the Spins flat out on the floor in front of it. I sometimes wonder how on earth can they sleep there and fry? I swear I sometimes ...

Italian Spinoni - 8Updated : 16/02/2017

IT LOOKS like winter is over for now and back to the wet and damp. Spring is getting closer with evenings lighter. Oh joy. Now I am back to wet dogs, plenty of muck and slobber in the car after a most enjoyable walk across the fields where the mud is knee deep with foxes marking everywhere. Don’t you just love that fra...

Italian Spinoni - week 7Updated : 09/02/2017

HERE WE are again and I am so pleased to receive some emails and a really nice letter from Sonia Grief (Goldfly) so a bit of good news for the breed which has been a bit thin on the ground of late as we are still very much in the quiet times.      Goldfly Flowers Gay Gossip (Dazzle) at 18 months old has ...

Italian Spinoni - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

TIME FOR another write-up. How time flies, feels like I only wrote a few days ago. The weather has changed yet again. Down here it has been really foggy and damp but dogs must go out. I have taken them across the fields these past few weeks ‘safer’ than going in the forest where I can’t see if I am walking ...

Italian Spinoni - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

NEWS FROM around the show world is a bit thin on the ground this time but what has happened on the home front one may ask. The saga continues. Well actually, it’s a bit of a turnaround in this household. Riva who wouldn’t eat food unless it came from Grandson’s ‘high chair’ has now decided that ...

Italian Spinoni - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

HOW TIME flies! Just as I think I have a moment to myself then oops need to get pen to paper and get my notes sorted. It is still very quiet out there.      So my question to myself is what shall I write about in these notes. There must be something going on out there so an idea came to me. How about put...

Italian Spinoni - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

FIRST of all I would like to apologise for no breed notes in the new year issue – week 52. I obviously got my deadline wrong hence lots of notes in the first issue of 2017.      Not much going on around the shows at the moment – it’s been nice to have a bit of a break. I expect that a...

Italian Spinoni - week 2Updated : 06/01/2017

THIS BREED never stops to surprise me. I have discovered that a rather picky dog named Riva loves all the food that is thrown on the floor by my grandson but put that same food in the dish and it is nose up and a disgusted expression. The worst part is that Riva sits and drools waiting for the food to drop. It is rather comi...

Italian Spinoni - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

SO HERE we are, 2017 has arrived and all the festivities thankfully over for another year. No more fireworks and the dogs can chill.      A bit too much to eat and drink which is the tradition and that first real walk after having gorged ourselves is a bit of a chore. That extra kilo on man and his fri...

Italian Spinoni - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

CHRISTMAS is upon us and all the mayhem that it brings. Cooking, cleaning, making sure everything looks good and making sure the dogs are safe and happy. Yeah and this thing about keeping the house clean! Not much chance of that. The dogs have started digging again so I am considering growing potatoes up the walls. They don&...

Italian Spinoni - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

FIRST I have some information for you to keep in mind with regards to what I can and cannot put into my notes and by permission from Dog World to mention this. I have been advised by DW’s editorial department the following. They do not leave in championship show after a general championship show name as most people wil...

Italian Spinoni - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

WELL, HERE we are with my first proper notes. It might take a while for me to catch up with all the news so I am sure some of you go ohh that’s late and out of date but my first paper went out on Dec 2 (or week 48). For those who take both paper and paper free Dog World you will see that the notes are up and running mo...

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