So you’re looking to adopt an Spinone Italiano, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Spinone Italiano (plural: Spinoni Italiani) is a squarely and solidly built all-around hunter. Spinoni are muscular and powerful, built more for endurance than speed. The dense coat has a natural, unclippered look and comes in various colors and patterns. The face conveys the breed’s abundant Old World charm. Those soft, sweetly expressive eyes set off by shaggy eyebrows and a tufted beard have won many a heart in Italy—and they’re making new conquests here in America every day. The Spinone Italiano, a densely-coated hunting dog, is sociable, docile, and patient, sometimes stubborn but always endearing. Of ancient Italian lineage, the Spinone is among the field dogs of Continental Europe famed for versatility.”
An Spinone Italiano typically ranges from 55.88cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from kg to kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Spinone Italiano breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Spinone Italiano insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.