Italian Spinone adult black and white

Italian Spinone

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

About the Italian Spinone

Naturally sociable, docile and patient, Italian Spinone are skilful hunters on any terrain. Excellent retrievers as well as pointers, they move quickly with an extended trot.

In a survey of dog lovers in Italy, the Italian Spinone 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

FCI Group 7, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
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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