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Spinone Italiano

A versatile hunting breed, the Spinone Italiano is a robust, powerful, muscular dog known for his superior nose, soft mouth and thick, wavy coat, which protects him from extreme temperatures. In the field, he is determined and tireless, but at home, this naturally cautious dog is sweet and calm. The affectionate Spinone Italiano is happiest when near his human companions. He requires daily exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
This ancient breed originated in northern Italy as early as 500 B.C. Throughout history, the Spinone Italiano has also been called the Italian Pointer, Spinone, Italian Spinone, Italian Coarsehaired Pointer, and Italian Griffon. “Bella” and “Tris” were the first-known Spinone Italianos in the U.S. They were imported in 1931 by Dr. Nicola Gigante.
Also Known As:
Italian Spinone
Italian Griffon
Italian Wire-haired Pointer
Italian Coarsehaired Pointer
Spinone Italiano
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 58.5 to 69 centimetres at the withers, Females – 56 to 63.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 32 to 36.5 kilograms, Females – 28 to 32 kilograms
  • Coat Wiry
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Brown-roan, orange-roan, white, or white and orange with brown or orange markings
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Therapy, Hunting Tests, Tracking, Field Trials
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor