Saffron

Barba Bagnata Zafferana Ultima di Mia
Saffron at 12 months of age.

Saffron at 12 months of age.

About Saffron

Breed: Spinone
DOB: August 31, 2005
Breeder: Tamara Morgan (Barba Bagnata)
Color: Brown Roan
Height (at withers): 24″
Weight: 62 lbs
Breeding Status: Spayed
OFA Hips: Good
Click here for Saffron’s Pedigree (and click on the Barba Bagnata link to see pictures of relatives)Offspring: None

Meaning of Name: Saffron means “yellow flower”, but the spice saffron, which we named her after, is reddish brown when dried. As for her registered name: Barba Bagnata is her breeder’s kennel name which means “wet beard” which is a feature Spinoni are known for; Zafferana is the feminine Italian form of “saffron”; Ultima is the feminine form of “ultimate”; di Mia means “of Mia” which is her mother’s name and also means “of mine”. We decided to include Ultima because Saffron is the ultimate dog, and we plan to hunt with her and show her. Also, it is a tribute to her mother Mia, as she is a wonderful dog and this is her last litter. Thus, Ultima di Mia can also be taken as “ultimate of Mia” or “last of Mia”.

Nicknames: Sasquatch, Gorilla
Special Talents: Saffron likes to “talk” and bring you things. She likes to make a low “rrr” noise that we refer to as talking. If you make that same noise to her instead of calling her by her name, most of the time she we start looking for something to pick up and bring to you before she actually comes to you.
Song: Donovan “Mellow Yellow” (The “I’m Just Mad About Saffron” song)

If you haven’t figured it out just yet, Saffron is not a Pointer. Saffron is a Spinone, which is an Italian pointing breed. Saffron is Kyle’s girl, and the first dog that has truly been his. Kyle trains both Saffron and Larch in the field, and they make great hunting buddies. Saffron is quite the dog, and has already become an integral part of our family. We look forward to great times ahead with her.

Saffron the Show Dog

Despite her good looks Saffron has never quite taken a shine to the show ring. In fact she laid down in the middle of the show ring during her first show.

Saffron the Birddog

Saffron is an awesome bird dog that is dream to train and work with.

Saffron on her first "hunt" as a pup.

Saffron on her first "hunt" as a pup.

Saffron still "hunting".

Saffron still "hunting".

Saffron training as a puppy in hartland, MI.

Saffron training as a puppy in hartland, MI.

Pictures of Saffron

Whether she's a pup or a year ol saffron loves hanging out with her dad.

Whether she's a pup or a year ol saffron loves hanging out with her dad.

 No matter what the condition that hairy head stays cute.

No matter what the condition that hairy head stays cute.

Saffron at 12 months of age.

Saffron at 12 months of age.

Did I mention that spinoni are pretty laid back.

Did I mention that spinoni are pretty laid back.

Although laid back, spinoni are capable of playing and being active.

Although laid back, spinoni are capable of playing and being active.

no matter what the weather, Saffron, doesn't mind being outside.  In fact the spinoni are often the last ones to come inside in the dead of winter.

no matter what the weather, Saffron, doesn't mind being outside. In fact the spinoni are often the last ones to come inside in the dead of winter.

Saffron was quite the social butterfly as a puppy.

Saffron was quite the social butterfly as a puppy.

Just our sasquatch wanting to be a temproary yeti.

Just our sasquatch wanting to be a temproary yeti.

Pictures of Saffron’s Parents

Briccoldo Del Abruzzi (Sire) to the left and Ch. Mia Di Morghengo (Dam) to thr right.

Briccoldo Del Abruzzi (Sire) to the left and Ch. Mia Di Morghengo (Dam) to thr right.