We have a cross bred spinone and it was quite by accident, we decided to home a 12 day old puppy that was being abandoned in Cyprus this is a usual practice for un-wanted puppies. It was not until we re-located back to the UK that l even knew what a spinone dog was, someone recognised our dog as a spinone.

We love our dog he is fantastic he and his mate, they cost us quite a sum to bring them into the UK far more than 4 spinones, but l would never have left our dogs behind.

l understand how people can get upset by crossbreeding, but all l can say is that our dogs personality is far nicer than any dog l have owned or met, and it is sad but quite a few crossbreeds are fashionable at the moment and the inevitable will and is happening.