who was it that said you can never stop at one Spinone? How right
they were! Spinone number 3 has entered the building! This pup has
been in my game plan for ages - in fact, I believe I put my name
on the list over a year in advance. Being updated with numerous
photos from Tracy over the days and weeks I thought I'd chosen my
favourite but when I saw them in the flesh that all changed and
Nora was the one.
Nora is just hilarious, she loves nothing more than nicking the
inner cardboard tubes out of loo rolls from the bathroom bin and
parading them around, so proud of herself! She's ever so sweet and
loves her cuddles which she'll actively seek out wherever she goes.
Many a person has ended up with Nora's paws on their shoulders,
whether they want them there or not! She certainly lives up to her
kennel name as she certainly is as Good As Gold, one of those dogs
that is as soppy as you like and never does anything wrong, she's
a complete pleasure to own, love her to bits!
Her puppy show career surpassed all my expectations with numerous
Best Puppy awards to her name and a real day to remember when she
won a large W&O Puppy Bitch class, Best Puppy Bitch & then
went on to Res Best Puppy In Show in fantastic company under renowned
Italian Breed Specialist judge Roberto Amadori at the Spinone Club
show in October 2011. Other highlights include her winning a strong
Junior class at Bath Championship Show under Breed Specialist Gael
Stenton & then just a week later winning her Junior class again
at Southern Counties Championship show under Italian Breed Specialist
Maria Grazia Poli. A few months later she went on to win her first
Yearling class at Richmond Championship show under another well
respected Breed specialist, Carolyn Fry.
Apart from showing she also partakes in weekly obedience classes.
She reached the top class at just 14 months old, the youngest by
quite a margin. She passed her Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze award
at just 7 months old and then went on to pass her Silver at only
14 months of age. Pleased to report that she's now passed her Gold
award at the first attempt, so proud of her, she's a star!