The Spinone Italiano (Italian pronunciation: [spiˈnoːne itaˈljaːno]) is an Italian dog breed. It was originally bred as a versatile gun dog. To this day, the breed is still a capable dog for that purpose. The Spinone is a loyal, friendly and alert dog with a close lying, wiry coat. It is an ancient breed that can be traced back to approximately 500 BC.It is traditionally used for hunting, pointing, and retrieving game (HPR), but, in addition to that purpose, the intelligent and strong Spinone may be practically anything ranging from a companion to an assistance dog.
Also known as
This breed is also called Italian Coarsehaired Pointer, Italian Griffon, Italian Spinone, Italian Wire-Haired Pointer, Italiano Spinone, Spinone, Spinoni as well as Spinoni Italiani.
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