Dog Breed profiles
Italian Spinone Breed Profile
Italian Spinone fact file
KC Group: gundog
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: medium
Jogging partner: short runs
The Italian Spinone or Italian Griffon originates from the Piedmont district of North West Italy. A member of the Hunt, Point and Retrieve section of gundogs, the Spinone is driven by his nose; whether this is sniffing out game or tasty morsels to snack on
Italian Spinone Character
A loyal breed (well, to whoever has food) the Spinone is characteristically slow maturing physically and mentally. They thrive on consistent, careful handling and need plenty of mental stimulation.
Italian Spinone Size
A large dog ranging from 58-70cm at the withers.
Italian Spinone Health
The Spinone is generally a healthy breed but prospective owners should be aware of health problems including Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Bloat and Cerebellar Ataxia.
Italian Spinone Special Care
Spinones have a passion for food and while this can be useful in training, this does mean they will steal any food they can find. They have even been known to open cupboards and fridges so free access to the kitchen is not recommended.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.