Spinone Italiano

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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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Anne Vines (58) laced up her walking boots and wrapped up warm as she embarked on an epic three-hour trek with dog Ludo - a nine-year-old Italian Spinone - on Friday morning.
someone in the hunting party said as the two-year-old Spinone used his long legs to chase after a hen pheasant that flushed wild from the end of a cut cornfield.
My old Italian Spinone has started to lick and chew her feet and knees.
Ken Lumley from Whitby, who used to stand in the Holgate End with Ali, had even brought his dog - an Italian spinone called Rosie.
Annie Spinone looking forward to Christmas Picture by Sue Gillett
Schwartz envisioned the low-slung, two-bedroom, two-bath structure, which he called Hydeaway House, as a weekend retreat for himself; his spouse, Ron Flynn; and their two Spinone Italianos, Florence and Aldo.
All of our dogs have been of larger breeds: boxer, a bull mastiff and now currently an Italian Spinone.
Breeds include a variety of pointers and setters, the Weimaraner, Hungarian Vizla, Brittany, and Spinone.
The gelding is the second horse Eugene McDermott had with the trainer, who said: "The other one, Spinone, won at Dundalk, so I've got a 100 per cent strike-rate for the owner.
Barbara Abbishaw, 55, and her two-and-a-half-year-old Italian spinone, Louise, beat more than 25,000 rivals to claim the prestigious Best of Breed award in front of thousands of people packed into Birmingham's NEC.
After seeing a large, bearded, rough-coated dog at a dog show, the Perhams became enchanted with the Spinone Italiano's happy, upbeat, easy-going temperament, which contrasted with the dog's gruff appearance.