Temperament of a spinone shall
be good. It can be suspicious against strangers but never agressiv.
It`s a sensitive breed and must be treated that way. The voice
is enough to tell this dog what to do. Usually are the Spinone
good natured against humans and other animals. That makes it
easy to travel around with this breed. My Spinone can follow
me without a leash passing cows, horses and other dogs. Of course
this is a matter of training as well, but her nature makes it
easy for me. There are individually differences in the breed
of course, as it is with every breeds.
The Spinone has a coat that must
be trimmed. It is important to start with this as early as possible
to make the dog used to it. How much and have often you have
to trim the coat, depends of it`s quality. Some Spinone pups
has a harsh, short coat, when other can have a soft, furry coat
that need a lot more work. Anyway, you should come to a good
result if you just put an effort in it. You should never use
a scissor or something like that to get the coat shorter. Then
the coat wll be very soft. You can only use a scissor under
the feets and around the enitalia.Although this demands time
and pacient both for dog and owner, it will come out in a good
looking Spinone that with time will enjoy this moments of grooming!
IItalian Spinone is a large dog,
where the height of the females are between 58- 63 cm. The male
shall be between 60- 70 cm. Weight for females are 28-30 kg,
and for male 32-37 kg.
It is not a large numbered breed
in Norway, but it seems like more and morepeople is getting
the interest for this lovely breed. For those that wants a good
hunting dog, allround training/working dog and a good member
of the family, a Spinone can be the perfect breed. But we have
to keep in mind that this is a gundog, that has strong instinct
and is most happy to have the oportunity to hunt.
When you have decided to buy a
Spinone puppy, you have to find a good breeder. A good breeder
in my mind, is a breeder that not only tell you about the sucsess,
but also about diseases that can occur or has occured in the