Volpino Italiano

Non-KC Pedigree, Small

Fluff monster

Good for first time owners

Michaelangelo included his Volpino puppy in the Sistine Chapel artwork. Queen Victoria showed them at Crufts and asked for one to lie with her on her deathbed.


Attractive to ...

People who don't like doggie smell or bathing dogs, their coat (which still needs grooming) acts like teflon and mud just falls off!

Not the best for ...

Those who want to show at Crufts, the Kennel Club don't recognise this ancient breed. They can also be quite barky, but usually to tell you something.


Italiano Volpino, Cane de Quairnale, Italian Spitz

Cross between





Small enough to carry when necessary.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.


Fluff monster
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Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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