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.

FACT SHEET

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.

Aliases

Italiano Volpino, Cane de Quairnale, Italian Spitz

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

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

Coat

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

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

Yes

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Evening Standard
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