|DID U KNOW?
THE SPINONE CLUB OF AMERICA AND THE CLUB ITALIAN SPINONE, U.S.A. WERE BOTH FORMED IN THE LATE 1980S.
THE HIGHLY ADAPTABLE SPINONE ITALIANO IS KNOWN FOR ITS SUPERIOR NOSE AND ULTRASOFT MOUTH.
THE SPINONE ITALIANO IS AKC'S 146TH BREED.
THE SPINONE ORIGINATED IN ITALY, WHERE IT IS ESTIMATED TO BE A CROSS OF COARSEHAIRED ITALIAN SETTERS, BRED WITH THOSE LEFT BY GREEK
TRADERS AND OTHERS FROM THE ADRIATIC COAST, IN ADDITION TO CROSSES WITH THE WHITE MASTIFF AND PERHAPS FRENCH GRIFFONS.
THE SPINONE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE ITALIAN COARSEHAIRED POINTER.
There’s something instantly endearing about these big, idiosyncratic Italians. Calm and a bit goofy around the house, Spinoni have unique habits like trailing water from
their beard after a drink, sitting with their butt on the sofa and their front legs on the floor, and sassing their owner with woofs and sighs when they don’t get their way.
These are very clever dogs, and sometimes stubborn, but great with kids and other animals. Their soulful expression and gentle manner make them ideal therapy dogs.
WHITE & ORANGE
|SNOWY DAYS SPINONE ITALIANO
Dr. Jen Basile