Italian Spinone Dog Breed Information - All About Dogs

Italian Spinone



Italian Spinone

ITALIAN SPINONE DOG BREED

Description:

The Italian Spinone ( Spinone Italiano ) is a very ancient breed, developed in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is believed that this dog is an offspring of the now extinct Spanish Pointer and the Retriever. Surprisingly, these days they’re virtually unknown, while their pedigree can be traced to 500 before Christ. The Italian Spinone is highly appreciated because of his hunting skills and abilities. The Spinone Italiano was officially recognized by the American Kannel Club in 2000.

Height: 24-28 inches  Weight: 62-82 pounds  Lifespan: 12-14 years

Characteristics:

The Italian Spinone is a noble and large dog. This breed is well known for its strength and endurance. Dogs of this breed are great hunters, equally successful in any terrain and any climate. Indeed, the Italian Spinone is quite a versatile breed. These dogs are not only excellent hunters but also wonderful household companions. Comparable Breed: German Wirehaired Pointer.

Character:

Somewhat shaggy and rough appearance of the Italian Spinone is the complete opposite of his affectionate and gentle nature. This is a very sociable, brave and loyal dog. These dogs have an independent nature but may also show excessive sensitivity. Therefore, the Italian Spinone is not recommended for families with young children. The Spinone is great with other animals, especially dogs. This pleasant and calm breed gets real pleasure from communicating with the man. This breed of dog is not suitable for passive people.

Coat / Care:

The coat is thick, long, slightly wavy and has a wiry texture. On the eyebrows, chin and lips, the Italian Spinone is adorned with long strands of hair, shaping mustache and beard. In order to keep the coat tidy and healthy, it is necessary to occasionally subject the dog to professional trimming. Otherwise, it is enough to clean your pet once a week with a stiff brush. Bathing is recommended only in case of urgent need.

Health Problems:

The Italian Spinone is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to elbow and hip dysplasia and eye diseases. The Italian Spinone has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.

Weight / Height

The male Italian Spinone dog breed’s height is around 24 – 28 inches and weighs around 71 and 82 pounds. Female Italian Spinone dogs can reach a size from 23 – 26 inches and weighs between 62 and 71 pounds.

Training:

The Italian Spinone is an apt student, he learns really quickly but can sometimes be too stubborn. Since this is a sensitive breed of dog, you should train them on the basis of respect, fairness and consistency. Hence, it is best to develop a motivational training. It is also recommended to carry out early socialization and the general course of obedience.

Activity:

The Italian Spinone is a working breed, very tenacious and strong. Therefore, these dogs are not suitable for living in a city apartment. They thrive in a spacious, safely fenced yard. This dog breed is appreciated friendly relations with a man and is excreted in hunting disciplines, agility, tracking, search and rescue and Canistherapy.

Italian Spinone

Photo Credit: francesco napoli/Flickr; francesco napoli/Flickr

 

QUICK INFORMATION

Other Names: Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointing Dog, Spinone, Italian Pointer, Italian Coarsehaired Pointer, Italian Wire-haired Pointer, Spinone Italiano

Origin: Italy, Europe                

Average size: Medium Dog Breed     

Color: White, Red and Brown

Intelligence:  Intelligent and smart dog

Personalitly: Sociable, Docile, Patient

Hypoallergenic: No

AKC Dog Ranking: 105th Most popular dog breed

Good family dogYes, Great family dog

Good with other pets: Yes, But need socialization

Good with children: Yes – Very good with childrens

Good with strangers: Yes –  Very good with socialization

Good apartment dog: Moderate – best in a home with a yard



Follow us


Tips and advice


Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks!

Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks! Dogs and fireworks often…

Read more

The Best Family Dogs

The Best Family Dogs Buying a dog with your family…

Read more

Health & Care


What Do You Know About Whipworms In Dogs?

What Do You Know About Whipworms In Dogs? As one…

Read more

Anaphylaxis in dogs

Anaphylaxis in dogs What is anaphylaxis in dogs? Anaphylaxis in…

Read more