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Italian Spinone: Temperament, Exercise, Grooming, Health

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About Italian Spinone

Country of Origin, History of Italian Spinones

The origins of the Spinone are unknown. As is commonly believed, that they descended from rough-haired dogs in the Italian peninsula. These dogs were typically like the Pointers.

Some Italian paintings of the 15th century have similar dogs. Needless to say, they were popular among the nobility because of their strong hunting skills.

The modern Italian Spione can be traced to Piedmont in Italy and was probably developed in the 19th century.

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A General Appearance of the Dog:

This is a strong, square-built, well-muscled, stout dog with human-like eyes. The length of the body is approximately equal to the height at the withers.


Their coat is rough, thick and flat and they have little undercoat. The coat on the head, feet and front of the legs is shorter while the hair on the eyebrows and lips are longer and stiffer. The dog thus has a thick moustache and beard.


It may come in various colors and combinations. It can be solid white; white with orange markings; white with chestnut brown markings; or brown or orange.

Height:22 ½ - 27 ½ inches

Weight:61-85 lbs.

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Italian Spinone Personality Traits

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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 into mischief.

He is pleasant, happy and easy-going. He desires to be with a member of the family – preferably on top of them.

He travels well. Socialize him well and start obedience training early.

Are they suited to homes with kids?

Italian Spinones get along well with children and other animals.

Living Conditions:

Italian Spinones need a securely fenced yard as they are jumpers and tunnelers.

Italian Spinone Activity Level

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.


Grooming for Italian Spinones 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 fur stripping from time to time may be need for their coat.

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Health and Care

Some hip dysplasia, bloating, and an abnormal walking gait have been reported.

This breed may also be prone to neurological disorders like cerebellar abiotrophy and idiopathic epilepsy

Life Expectancy: 12 or more years.

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Group:Sporting Dogs.

AKC Ranking:117

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You'll learn new commands to obedience-train your dog as well as how to housebreak your dog in 6 days or less.

You'll also learn how to eliminate bad habits like barking, nipping or biting, jumping, or pulling on the leash.Here's just s small fraction of what else you'll learn in the course:

  • How to lead and think like a pack dog - the new psychology.

  • 3 dangerous mistakes that most Spinone owners make when they are trying to potty train their dogs.

  • The 2 main reasons why your dog barks excessively and how to control its excessive barking.

  • How to obedience train your Italian Spinone to permanently end behavioral problems like Jumping, Aggression, Pulling on Leash.

  • A surprisingly easy way to teach your dog cool new tricks.

  • How to improve your dog's lifespan and keep it from getting overly heavy with a healthy and nutritious diet.

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  • One hidden psychological trigger that all Italian Spinones have... that practically allows you to "analyze" and "control" your dog's every action.

  • Priority access to the free online seminars conducted by our training experts.

Whereas other dog training related web sites and books offer generic information for dogs in general, ours is the ONLY web site that offers Spinone information specifically, from a renowned panel of experts - because as you probably know, Spinones have their own special training requirements that other dogs don't have.

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