Italian Spinone

Italian Spinone

Character and temperament

Naturally sociable, docile and patient. An experienced hunter on all terrains, very resistant to tiredness. Has a remarkable capability for an extended fast trot, by nature is an excellent retriever.

Origin

Italy

General description

 Dog of solid construction, robust and vigorous, powerful bone, well developed muscles, rough haired with beard and eyebrows.

Food

Does well on most foods, so complete or meat and biscuit.

Exercise

Needs a minimum  of  1 - 2 hours of free running every day but will take much more.

Grooming

Daily brushing and 2 or 3 times a year hand stripping depending on coat.

Other information

Colours: White, white and orange, orange roan, brown roan, brown and white

Stats

Average height (dog)
23.5 - 27.5
Average height (bitch)
22.4 - 25.5
Average weight (dog)
70.5 - 81.5
Average weight (bitch)
62 - 66
Average life expectancy
8 - 14
Average litter size
8 (although litters can be 1 - 17)
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