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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There are Swedish vallhunds, Chinese shar-peis and spinoni Italiani.
Neither Phil nor Lydia had ever showed, trained or hunted with a bird dog, but now, with two Spinoni, Phil says, "That's all we do
An Italian breed that dates back to the fifteenth or sixteenth century, Spinoni are being "discovered" in the United States as versatile hunting dogs specializing in pointing and retrieving game from the field or water.
On November 9, 2007, Fox News Channel 40 in Binghamton, New York, reported that Cooper, a 100-pound Italian Spinoni belonging to Andrea Irwin, had been diagnosed with MRSA, which caused sores all over the dog's stomach and legs.
But luckily for six-year-old Spinoni bitch Mia, she had expert help on hand to deliver her world-beating litter.
Just two months earlier, Mia's owner, Suzanne Whittingham, had taken her on a 3,000-mile journey to find a suitable Spinoni male to breed with.
Just two months earlier, Mia's owner, Suzanne Whittingham, had taken her on a 3,000-mile journey to Italy to find a suitable Spinoni male to breed with.
Some of the least common breeds in Kansas City include the Great Pyrenees, Silky Terrier and Spinoni Italiano.
Among the least common breeds in Philadelphia are the Old English Sheepdog, Silky Terrier and Spinoni Italiano.
The six Spinoni (that's the plural form) included one famous dog, Rufus, owned and trained by Lena Amirian from Haverhill, Mass.
A couple of shaggy Spinoni paraded past a booth featuring Deutch Kurzhaars (German shorthairs from Germany).
But I do owe it to readers who take umbrage and, while appreciating your enthusiasm about the breed, may well be asking, "With friends like this, do Spinoni need enemies?