Spinone Italiano Dog Breed Profile
by Luke Blaise
Spinone Italiano Dog
AKC Group: Sporting Group
The Spinone Italiano dog is a great retriever naturally and a skilled hunter. It has a wiry coat that is easy to care for and a distinctive beard. This is considered an ancient dog breed.
The Spinone Italiano dog breed is Italy's all-function hunting dogs. The breed is a Pointer from the older school, that's, an extremely sluggish-footed dog just like those used prior to the time of wing shooting. It's was breed likely from a mix of coarse-haired Italian Setters, selectively bred with those kept by Greek sellers among others from the Adriatic shore. As well as crosses with White Mastiffs as well as maybe French Griffons.
A buff dog with strong bone. Robust and vigorous, his objective as industrious gun dog is clear. His hard distinctive coat is climate resistant. He's got an amazing tendency to have a prolonged and quick trotting gait. The Spinone italiano is a superb retriever naturally.
His dense, wiry coat and solid skin allow him to barter underbrush and withstand cold water that could seriously reprimand any dog not typically shelled. The coat could be solid white; white & orange; orange roan without or with orange markings; white with brown spots, brown roan without or with brown markings.
The height at the withers is around 23 to 27 inches, with females standing 22 to 25 inches.
Devoted, gentle, and wanting to please their masters, Spinone Italianos are great family pets for anyone with the room and the time for dedication with these animals. The Spinone Italiano is pretty fast to teach and very reactive, with an interpersonal manner. These dogs have real sturdiness of personality, and whilst they may be fun and entertaining, it is usually very practical, casual, and even serious.
Common Health Problems
The life span of the Spinone Italiano is about 12 to 14 years. There are a lot of health issues to consider on this breed, although they're fairly healthy and robust dogs. The Spinone Italiano can experience hip dysplasia, bloat, and Cerebellar Ataxia.
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