Spinone Italiano

Sporting Group

Lena and Tessa from Grouse Rouster Spinone

The Spinone Italiano is a gun dog bred to hunt alongside its master in a non-flashy, efficient manner.  The Spinone is also a dog that will bond closely with its family.  It is excellent with children (may be too big for the very small), and great with other pets including non-canines.  They should be socialized early to avoid shyness among strangers.  Very loyal, and it expects the same loyalty in return.  The Spinone should be boarded with the family and not in a kennel.  They need moderate exercise and will do well in a fenced yard.

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Notes for owners
Wire-haired Minimal Inexhaustible.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Spinone Italiano Club of America


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet stores and Internet sellers may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA ( ita408@comcast.net), and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.