Argiano the German Shorthaired Pointer

Wine Spectator readers are sharing photos of their dogs. Owner Michael Lovett named his after a favorite Brunello di Montalcino producer

Argiano the German Shorthaired Pointer
Feb 16, 2021

Owner: Michael Lovett

Location: Paso Robles, Calif.

Dog Name: Argiano

Age: 4

Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer

In a Word: Uncorked

Job Title: Sniffer, excavator and squirrel eliminator

Star Quality: Faster than a speeding ground squirrel

Best Bud: Skye, our girl German Shorthaired Pointer

Favorite Reward: Chuckit! balls

Favorite Activity: Chasing anything that moves

Favorite Getaway: Cayucos Beach

Forgivable Flaw: Seat-stealing

Background Story: We visited his litter of 10 when they were 4 weeks old. I held several including Argiano and when I put him back with the others, I took a photo of the whole litter. It wasn’t until I saw the photo later that I realized he was looking straight at me. How did a German Shorthaired Pointer get the name of an Italian winery? His sire was named Molto Bene, so we chose to give him the name of our favorite Brunello, Argiano.

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