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Looking for a new puppy

January 11, 2013 2 comments

In the belief that a spare food bowl should have a nose in it as soon as possible, we’ve started casting our eyes around for a new puppy to replace Kepler.

Our preference is for a female – under advice, as being less likely to wander – and we would ideally like a spinone or spinone cross.

A spinone is an Italian breed, often used for hunting woodcocks or finding truffles, but they’re intelligent, playful and affectionate.

According to one local breeder, they’re the only breed of dog which looks at you like a human does!

Taylor has a lot of spinone in him, we believe. This is what he looked like when he first came to us as an abandoned puppy.

Taylor when he first came to us

Taylor when he first came to us

But the most important thing about any new dog we take on is that he or she fits into the family.