Italian Spinone

KC Pedigree, Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

This distinguished-looking all-rounder was bred to track, point and retrieve game on land and in water.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

An active home with energetic handlers and some experience in training dog sports.

Not the best for ...

The fiercely houseproud. The Italian Spinone is a doggy-type of dog. It sometimes wipes its beard on your leg, or shakes some drool and splatters whatever is in its path. It enjoys taking a dip and the coat can pick up all sorts of debris on walks. All part of being a dog. If it would drive you to distraction, pick a lower-maintenance breed – or a very clean goldfish.

Aliases

Spinone, Italian Griffon, Italian Wirehaired Pointer, Italian Coarsehaired Pointer

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

9 years

Good first dog?

No

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