Italian Spinone

Other name: Spinone Italiano

Photo: adult dog of Italian Spinone breed
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Life expectancy

The Italian Spinone has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 23 and 26 in
Male Between 24 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 62 and 66 lb
Male Between 71 and 82 lb
Coat colour
White Sand
Type of coat
Long Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Italian Spinone costs between £1030 and £1170

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More details about the Italian Spinone

Italian Spinone: Origins and history

In European countries, various regions developed and bred pointing and hunting canines depending on the type of game and of course, the terrain of the country. Because of this, the Spinone Italiano was first developed some 300 years ago, as an Italian Pointer dog. Initially, it was bred in the north west of Italy, in the Piedmont region. The parent dogs used to develop the breed are thought to have been a French Griffon and a white Mastiff, to produce a perfect hunting and pointing offspring.

FCI classification of the Italian Spinone

  • Group 7 - Pointing Dogs

  • Section 1 : Continental Pointing Dogs

Training a Italian Spinone

Certainly a dog that is eager to please his master. He responds well to consistent, fair training, especially when these routines have begun at an early age. These charming dogs pick up new things very quickly, although this also means that they collect bad habits quite easily too!

Italian Spinone: Purchase price

Expect to pay between £1,030 for a Non KC Registered and £1,170 for KC Registered dog. You may need to be added to a waiting-list with a certified Spinone Italiano breeder in the UK, as not many pups are registered annually.

Providing a good-quality, nutrient rich dog food to meet the dogs energy levels will cost between £50 and £60 monthly. You also need to take into account the costs to spay or neuter your pup, vaccinations, pet insurance and annual veterinary examinations. Then the monthly cost increases to between £80 and £100.

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