Spinone Italiano – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
22 to 28 inches
Weight:
61 to 86 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Prey Drive

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The Spinone Italiano is a hunting breed, mostly known for his calm nature and occasional stubbornness.

Originally from Italy, this breed is among the most famous European breeds when it comes to versatility.

The Spinone Italiano (plural: Spinoni Italiani) is a strong and all-around hunter. They are powerful and muscular in appearance.

Yet, they are not many runners like many hunting dogs. As a hunting dog, the Spinone Italiano is not much of a runner, but more a dog known for his endurance.

Their coat is dense, and comes with a natural look, and may vary in patterns and colors. Their eyes are soft and expressive, making that sweet look overall.

They also have rather shaggy eyebrows and a tufted beard making them a favorite among lovers of more rustic dog breeds.

From the side, the length of the body is approximately equal to the height at the withers.

The Spinone Italiano is a well-muscled and well-built dog to hunt and move with confidence. The Spinone Italiano is also a great swimmer and never thinks twice if the water is too cold before he jumps in.