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Italian Volpino adult in black and white

Italian Volpino

Italian Volpinos have a very distinctive coat. The body appears to be layered in a muff, especially on the neck, where it forms an abundant collar.

About the Italian Volpino

Italian Volpinos are lively, cheerful, playful dogs with a distinctive temperament that grow very fond of their home patch and their family.

They have been bred in Italy since time immemorial, loved in palaces and hovels alike, especially for their guard instinct and vigilance. Perhaps most famously, it was the breed favoured by Michelangelo. In the 18th century it was used by carters in Toscany and Lazio, Italy, barking as soon as strangers approached.

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Italy
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FCI Group 5
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Small
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Loving / Assertive / Alert / Playful / Lively

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  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Suitable for small homes
  • Makes a great family dog

A healthy start to life

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