Volpino Italiano Dog Breed

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

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

Volpino Italiano Facts

  • Name: Volpino Italiano
  • Other Names: Cane de Quirinale, Florentine Spitz, Italian Spitz, Volpino
  • Origin: Italy
  • Breed Group: Northern Breed (UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Volpino Italiano Dog Facts

Volpino Italiano Information

The Volpino has been known and loved by Italian royalty for centuries, being a special favorite of the ladies. Although bearing a strong resemblance to the Pomeranian, the breed is much older and thus has a different background. The northern dogs found their way south very early in the history of domesticated dogs. The Volpino is also called a Lupino or a Volpino in Italian, meaning "Little Fox", respectively wolfy and foxy (dog is understood).

The Volpino makes a good watchdog, and some can even be used as gun-dogs (bird dogs) if trained properly. They will make extremely active, affectionate pets.

What to do if you lose your Volpino Italiano

If your Volpino 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. List the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Contact the local vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

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

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Volpino Italiano

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

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

2. Report 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 assigned to your suburb.

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

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.