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Spinone Italiano

(spĭnō`nē ĭtălēä`nō, Ital. spēnô`nā ētälyä`nō), also called Italian pointer, breed of large, all-purpose hunting dog developed in the Piedmont district of NW Italy over three centuries ago. It stands from 20 to 26 in. (50.8–66.0 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs about 56 lb (25 kg). Its weather-resistant double coat consists of a smooth, dense underlayer and a short, hard, wiry topcoat. It may be solid white or white with light-brown or yellow patches. The Spinone is considered by many to be the best gundog of the various hunting breeds native to Italy. It is exhibited in the miscellaneous class at dog shows sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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At other times she even orders the poor Italian Spinone into her cage - and then tells her off for misbehaving.
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Owners Nicky Peden, of South Shields and Suzanne, of Lobley Hill, Gateshead, were overjoyed ( especially Suzanne as it is the second time she has won the double in the Italian Spinone section.
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Alison, who as well as Italian spinone Max has an 11-year-old Pointer called Elsa, said: "Max was a bit of a naughty boy, but after Monday it was like taking home a new dog.
Italian Spinone Society of Scotland's annual general meeting at the Meadow Park Hotel Bridge of Allan, near Stirling.

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