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Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 21:03
by Dillondood
We have been on a smashing walk today, just the four of us (me OH and the boys) around Cerne Abbas :oops: , about 10k and approx three hours walking :D

We did not see alot of people, but today we were asked by four seperate dog walking groups if our boys were Spinones! This is not unusual, we maybe get asked the question once a week or so, but four times in one day is a record for us :roll: Have to say though, that everyone was VERY complementary about them, even with Darcy being quite 'enthusiastic' :lol:

It has been a great day, and we are off to Wellington Monument tomorrow to meet up with Inka (Dillons favourite girl :mrgreen: )

Sorry rambling on, just wondered how many time you have all had your dogs compared to Spinones :?:

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 21:08
by Pauline
Yes a few times, although we get asked if Colin is a wheaten terrier!

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 21:17
by ebug99
I usually get asked if Teddy is a poodle !

Not surprising really...............

Liz x

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 21:42
by candy's mum
and I just asked what Candy is..........lol

Lil
xx

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 22:07
by MrsAdmin
And why would anyone not think your boys utterly adorable, Ruth...? even with Darcy on full bounce :lol:

I know someone who is planning on getting a Spinone before too long... :wink: :wink: (and it's not me - before Hubbie sees this and has kittens :lol: )

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 22:09
by trinared
Been asked a few times if Marley is a wolfhound, but usually just "...and what IS he exactly?" although most people are also very complimentary and genuinly interested :D

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 22:12
by Dillondood
MrsAdmin wrote:And why would anyone not think your boys utterly adorable, Ruth...? even with Darcy on full bounce :lol:

I know someone who is planning on getting a Spinone before too long... :wink: :wink: (and it's not me - before Hubbie sees this and has kittens :lol: )
Ooooh yes Cecilia (was not thinking about that) I wonderd who it is :wink: :wink: :wink: :P

It would be lovely to see a Spinone puppy on here :D

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 22:43
by Bid
Daisy gets called a wolf hound, a spinone and a wheaten quite regularly, but the classic was the other week in Dorchester I had Poppy with me, and a man pointed at her as he walked by saying confidently to his wife "Now that's REAL poodle" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 22:51
by MrsAdmin
Aren't people funny :lol:

There are so many who see our Doodles and have such set ideas of what they should be like :lol:

Everyone tends to adore Beccles when we walk our two, probably because she's rubbing herself against them and gazingly soppily into their faces in the hope they have a ball about them somewhere :oops: :lol: They tend to ignore Jack more, maybe because he's smaller, not so pushy and apt to duck his head if they try to pat him :?

Yet Hubbie told me that there is a chap with a collie he sees every day who adores Jack and thinks everything about him perfect :P Apparently he reminds him of a dog he had years ago, same bouncy walk, intelligence, eyebrows, behaviour, everything, apart from the last comment ' He was a REAL Heinz 57' :shock: :lol: :lol:

We spend our lives telling people that they are actually BOTH Labradoodles and that Doodles come in all sorts, sizes, types of coats and colours and that is wonderful but the best thing is their PERSONALITY :lol: :lol:

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 23:06
by KateW
Dillondood wrote:We have been on a smashing walk today, just the four of us (me OH and the boys) around Cerne Abbas :oops: , about 10k and approx three hours walking :D

We did not see alot of people, but today we were asked by four seperate dog walking groups if our boys were Spinones! This is not unusual, we maybe get asked the question once a week or so, but four times in one day is a record for us :roll: Have to say though, that everyone was VERY complementary about them, even with Darcy being quite 'enthusiastic' :lol:

It has been a great day, and we are off to Wellington Monument tomorrow to meet up with Inka (Dillons favourite girl :mrgreen: )

Sorry rambling on, just wondered how many time you have all had your dogs compared to Spinones :?:
And where are the photos, Ruth :?: :) What a strange coincidence; I have just posted this re a found spinone.............

Newsflash
Created: Saturday, 13 February 2010 A male brown roan spinone has been found in the Leighton Buzzard area. Aged approximately 2 years old. Contact linda.mayne@lineone.net

We have been asked a lot if Rufus is a spinone puppy; indeed one local with two lovely spinones did not believe that he isn't a spinone even after I had explained that I had met both his parents..... We have several of these lovely dogs in our area and a new one has recently moved into town :D

Katherine

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 00:04
by Dexter_Mir
There is not a week that passes where someone asks "what are they" .... we are very naughty sometimes and have a bit of a giggle by making up some elaborate sounding breed (that does not exsist) or even naughtier (well my OH thinks so) is when people ask "what are they" I say... "oh, a dog! I think" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Dont get me wrong I am not nasty at all but we are asked soooooo much it was time for us to play with it :evil: :evil:

Dee xx

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Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 09:24
by watto
People can be funny, can't they :lol: I have started taking Charlie failry often to a nice off-lead area I discovered not far from home, and the other evening met a group of dogs/owners, all of whom were very admiring of Charlie. However one lady, who had a standard poodle, asked twice what he was, then looked me in the eye and said "there is no way he has any labrador in him"!! Admittedly he does have a poodly coat, but even when I explained that I knew his parentage, she looked at me pityingly :lol:

Generally though, people either recognise him as a labradoodle and make a beeline to say hello, or are very curious and admiring. Apart from the poodle lady (and the vet calling him a mongrel, but with a grin on his face!), we have never had any negative comments about him at all. Someone did ask me once if he was an Ayrshire terrier.

My husband says he's (Charlie that is :lol: ) a "chick magnet" (must be the mid-life crisis!) , and in fact we have just come back from an afternoon out with our daughter and her friend, and I left Michael holding Charlie while I took them to buy an icecream. Sure enough, I came back to find a lady talking to Michael....

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 19:37
by Rhonk
We were away for the weekend in shropshire - the lady in the little bookshop we went into knew bonzo was a labradoodle and said 'i used to have a spinone and got asked all the time if it was a labradoodle!'. Happens both ways round! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 20:42
by jeannie_matty
I love Spinones too!! but not more than my gorgeous doodle!!!

Re: Italian Spinones

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 21:15
by groover
Herbie is always being taken for a spinone

i don't mind one bit as i think they are beautiful dogs and can see why people make the mistake.

Herbs is similar build to most of the spinones i've met and has a similar head shape.

i think it works a lot in reverse to.
i've met a lot of spinone owners whos dogs are often mistaken for doodles 8)

xxx