The Spinone is one of the earliest pointer breeds, dating back possibly to 500 b.c.The exact origin is unknown, as many records no longer exist, although, some believe it came from Celtic wirehaired stock.
During WWII, the Spinone was used to track German troops.
This breed has an excellent nose for scents and works closely with the hunter in a diagonal fashion to locate the game and is known as a versatile hunting breed.
This is a popular dog in Italy and some other European countries but not America. This breed needs to be heavily socialized starting at a very young age of 4 or 5 weeks. The Spinone Italiano puppy is generally easy to house train, potty train, toilet train, housebreak or whatever you want to call it.
The Spinone Italiano was registered by the AKC in 2000. The best method is by clicker training and positive reinforcement. If you have a puppy, decide if you want to crate or paper potty train it.
The Spinone Italiano is usually fairly easy to train. For the best results, we have a page at Crate vs Paper Potty Training which will help you decide and from there you can get all the information you need to get the job done.
Always praise the pup profusely when she goes potty in the RIGHT PLACE so she knows she has done a good thing. If you have an older dog, take the dog outside every two hours until she gets the idea which door leads to her potty area.Older dogs catch on to the potty or housebreaking pretty fast once they are shown what to do.The Spinone Italiano is a devoted, calm and gentle breed that is an easy-going companion, excellent house pet, and friend to children, other dogs and pets.She is also a superb gundog, pointer and retriever for the sporting enthusiast. If you happen to get a Spinone with a separation anxiety problem, that can be dealt with by investing a few hours of work on your part and some "tough love."Yes. Spinone Italiano's get along well with and is tolerant with kids.The Spinone is affectionate, playful, loves to run and jog, is enthusiastic about everything and enjoys life. The Spinone needs to be kept under control and subordinated in the family so she doesn't get the idea she’s an alpha pack leader, but once you have established her as the submissive member, all will be fine. Seems to enjoy their company and likes to run and romp with them.Very small children such as toddlers need close sui0pervision as this dog is quite heavy.