Spinone Italiano Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Spinone Italiano is that they are intelligent, happy, upbeat, enthusiastic, easy going, satisfied, serious, clownish, entertaining, stubborn, and devoted.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog gets along well with children, provided the children are taught to display leadership skills.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 61 to 85 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to hip dysplasia and cerebellar ataxia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog as they prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush weekly.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment and condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. This breed of dog lives for the outdoors in a secure HIGHLY fenced in area. Keep in mind this breed of dog can jump really HIGH and would easily scale over a normal sized fence.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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