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Spinone Italiano

These tireless dogs will happily get in among thorns or enter icy water if it means getting the job done.

About the Spinone Italiano

Naturally sociable, docile and patient, Spinone Italianos are skillful hunters on any terrain. They are excellent retrievers as well as pointers and move quickly with an extended trot.

In a survey of dog lovers in Italy, the Spinone Italiano came out as an ideal companion dog, which takes nothing away from its hunting skills.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Italy
Group
FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Resilient / Sociable / Calm / Athletic

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Enjoys training

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