Spinone Italiano

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 10in - 2ft 4in
Weight: 62-82lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount2/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

Spinone Italiano Information

Spinone ItalianoThe Spinone Italiano has won over many hearts in his native land of Italy and can now be found in households all over the world. His sweet face, shaggy and unkempt coat, and no frills presence are hard to resist.

This breed is patient and docile and loves to be around people. He’s a character who will keep you entertained! As a pet, he is great with kids, easy to train and gets along great with other pets.

Interesting, in Europe nearly every country had some sort of Pointer that adapted to that area’s climate and needs in a dog. In Italy, the Spinone Italiano served as an all-purpose hunting dog – exactly what people needed there at the time.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Spinone Italianos be apartment dogs?

Spinone Italianos don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Spinone Italianos be left alone?

While Spinone Italianos prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Spinone Italianos good with kids?

Spinone Italianos can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Spinone Italianos friendly with strangers?

Although Spinone Italianos can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Spinone Italianos get along with other dogs?

Although Spinone Italianos will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Spinone Italianos bark a lot?

A Spinone Italiano will most often bark only when alerting about something. They likely need something or see a stranger if they're barking.

Do Spinone Italianos shed a lot?

Spinone Italianos shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Spinone Italianos need a lot of grooming?

Spinone Italianos don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Spinone Italianos need a lot of exercise?

The Spinone Italiano has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Spinone Italianos easy to train?

Typically, Spinone Italianos are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Spinone Italianos handle cold weather?

Although Spinone Italianos can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Spinone Italianos handle hot weather?

Although Spinone Italianos can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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