Owner: Michael Lovett
Location: Paso Robles, Calif.
Dog Name: Argiano
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.