Italian Spinone: Temperament, Exercise, Grooming, Health
Group: Sporting Dogs.
AKC Ranking: 117
dog with human-like eyes, the Italian Spinone
is an excellent swimmer and retriever. His
great strength and stamina make him suited
to hunting in all types of terrain including
cold and deep water.
He is superbly intelligent
and enthusiastic but will not do a command
unless he understands why. His mind and body
must be kept busy to keep him from getting
He is pleasant, happy and
easy-going. He desires to be with a member
of the family – preferably on top of
them. He gets along well with children and
other animals. He travels well. Socialize
him well and start obedience training early.
Some fur stripping is need for
their coat. Otherwise, a weekly brushing will suffice.
He needs a securely fenced yard
as he is also a jumper and tunneler.
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Grooming requires frequent brushing
and nail clipping and occasional bathing. This should
not be difficult for most owners but because of
their size, might best be handled professionally.
Some hip dysplasia, bloating, and an abnormal walking
gait have been reported.
Height: 22 ½
- 27 ½”
Weight: 61-85 lbs.
Life Expectancy: 12
or more years.
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