An intelligent hunter, the Spinone is aware of the difference between a real hunt and an exercise. For example, one breeder mentioned that his dog is perfectly willing to pick up downed birds, but he is reluctant to retrieve a training dummy. Nor does the breed perform in flashy style; instead being a slow, steady worker on the hunt or in the ring. The breed responds well to motivational training. The coat protects it from the water and freezing temperatures of the swamp, casually going into cold, deep water. It is an excellent swimmer and a model retriever.
Fiona on the hunt
Vinny earns his Junior Hunt title!
Bella on the hunt
Decoy, one of Mas' puppies, shows off his hunt treasures!
Tosi is a very versitile hunter. His primary function on the ranch is to scout ahead of the horses and scare away any creatures that may spook the horses.
Fonzy was the National Point & Retrieve winner in the "Puppy" age group in 2000.
Stella earns her Junior Hunt title!
Tuaca earns her Junior Hunt title!