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Spinone Italiano  

 

Oh, to be as handsome and utilitarian as the charming Spinone Italiano! They are Italy’s all-purpose hunting dog, capable in almost any terrain as a skilled hunting partner and retriever. Their wiry, dense coat protects them from the cold and the thorns as they accompany their human companions at a comfortable pace, for that is what they are bred to do. They are thought to be descended from course haired Italian Setters, the White Mastiff, and perhaps French Griffons. The Spinone loves its family but is naturally cautious so special attention should be paid to early socialization and training. Their wash and wear coat is best in its natural state but does need occasional brushing and stripping.

Spinone Club of America  

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Spinone Italiano

 

 


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