I hear that Cia and Franco are exceling in their training and I hope to receive news on Dante in the next few weeks. Inishstorm Spinoni aren't what's known as 'sofa dogs'. They are essentially a working gundog and certainly have the genes to do well in this with the right training. They can make great companions too, but require stimulation to keep them enjoying life. They won't do well being left to their own devices all day whilst their owners work, but can fit well into family life if their owners give them the mental stimulation their need.
Going forward, all dogs that are considered in the breeding programme will no longer have their hips tested via the BVA Scheme. Their elbows will still be tested using the BVA Scheme, but all future hip scoring will be completed via the PennHIPP Scheme. This offers a far more accurate system for establishing the TRUE state of the hips as the current BVA Scheme does not offer consistency with their results. Those results are reliant upon which members of the BVA Panel sit, so essentially lacking consistency.
NEWS IN NOVEMBER 2018
Inishstorm Vincenzo ('ENZO') achieved his Qualifying Certificate under the Irish Kennel Club Rules. This is the Irish equivalent of the Show Gundog Working Certificate as awarded by the GB Kennel Club. This is testamount again that our Spinoni have a strong work ethic and are bred to do a day's work. I am immensely proud of the fact that so far 3 of our Spinoni have achieved this; my foundation bitch Bonnie Rock at Inishstorm ('DARCEY'), her daughter Inishstorm Vittoria ('TORI') and now her son (litter brother to Tori) ENZO.
After a long journey to Italy and a holiday, I am pleased to announce the arrival of a new addition to the Inishstorm Team. Dante as he is known, brings new working genes to the future breeding plans from an Italian kennel known for producing quality dogs. It is a great honour to be approved to bring Dante back to Northern Ireland.
A photo of Inishstorm Massimo ('Massi') out hunting with his owner Jonathan and French Hunters. A fabulous home where Massi is worked and loved by his human family here in Ireland.
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