The Spinone is easy going, docile, and affectionate towards both people and dogs. It is well known for being loving and gentle with children. Its extremely patient nature also helps with this, but children should be taught not to take advantage of this trait. It is loyal to those it knows and still friendly to those it does not. The breed is not known for any aggression, but any dog breed can develop fear aggression if not properly socialized during the “window of socialization” from ages 6 weeks to 14 weeks.

Centuries of working with man as a hunting companion has created a loyal, intelligent dog that is easily trained, although some can be stubborn about performing a learned task if they see no point in it. Because they are sensitive, motivational training works best for this breed, as this gentle creature’s feelings can easily be hurt when handled incorrectly.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.


Some breeders listed here may not be members of an Italian Spinone Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


BRATISLAVA ; Three Colour Beauty, Kristina Vrtikova +00421905603528


LANCASHIRE ; Bannonbrig Italian Spinone Nicola Spencer +01942 497463
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ; Dewdhala Mrs & Mr D Wagh
YORKSHIRE ; Lucoru Lesley Coldwell +0114 281 0515


AZ , Tucson; Empire West Cary Marmis +520 909 8900
CO , Colorado Springs; Dry Grass Debby and Chuck Forry +719 433 4730
FL , Brooksville; Hootwire Debbie Perrott +352 540 9979
ID , Victtor; Mountain Valley Rebecca Koch