Spinone Italiano Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Spinone Italiano Dog and want to know if a Spinone Italiano is suitable for your household?

Use the Spinone Italiano information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Spinone Italiano and more.

Spinone Italiano Facts

  • Name: Spinone Italiano
  • Other Names: Italian Spinone, Spinone, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-Haired Pointer, Italian Coarsehaired Pointer
  • Origin: Italy
  • Breed Group: Sporting (AKC:2000)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Spinone Italiano Dog Facts

Spinone Italiano Information

The spinone Italiano has a hound look about it, with a fairly long head and muzzle, large, dropped ears and somewhat pendulous lips. It is a strong, muscular dog, able to trot at fast pace all day and then retrieve over water or land. Its dense wiry coat allows it to hunt under any conditions. The coat is generally single, consisting of rough, dry, thick hair about 1.5 to 2.5 inches in length. Longer hair garnishing the lips and eyebrows adds further protection in addition to adding to its intelligent and gentle expression.

This is a devoted and gentle dog, very willing to please. It is affectionate and gets along well with other dogs and pets and children. It is also courageous. The spinone is calmer and easier going than most pointing breeds.

What to do if you lose your Spinone Italiano

If your Spinone Italiano Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Visit the nearby vet clinics to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Telephone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Spinone Italiano

If you find a Spinone Italiano Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who normally scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.