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Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano
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Overview

Spinone Italiano, also known as Italian Spinone or simply Spinone, is a medium to large-sized dog breed originating from Italy. It was developed as a versatile hunting dog, able to work in a variety of terrains including forests, swamps, and mountains. Today, the Spinone Italiano is also kept as a companion dog due to its affectionate and gentle nature.

Temperament

The Spinone Italiano is known for its friendly and docile personality. They are loyal, devoted, and very people-oriented, making them great family pets. They get along well with children and other pets and are generally good-natured with strangers. While they are not typically aggressive, they can be protective of their families when necessary.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Spinone Italiano is between 10-12 years.

Shedding

The Spinone Italiano has a wiry, thick coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting and tangling. They shed moderately year-round and require brushing at least once a week.

Puppy

Spinone Italiano puppies are known for being playful and energetic. They require plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. Socialization and training should begin early to help them become well-adjusted adult dogs. As with all puppies, they require plenty of attention, patience, and consistent training to become well-behaved adult dogs.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #111
2017: #111
2016: #105
2015: #112
Origin:Italy
Breed Group:Sporting (AKC:2000)
Gun Dog Breeds (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Friendly
Loyal
Affectionate
Docile
Gentle
Patient
Height:22½-27½ inches
Weight:61-85 pounds
Colors:Brown Roan
Orange Roan
White
White & Orange
Litter Size:4-8 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1500 - $2000 USD

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