Volpino Italiano

Thinking about purchasing an Volpino Italiano? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Volpino Italiano breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Volpino Italiano owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Volpino Italiano and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

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It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Volpino Italiano and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Volpino Italiano Breed Profile

Spitz-type dog were found in the ancient world. Volpino Italiano name meaning "little fox". The Volpino Italiano is known by the Italian royalty for centuries being a special favorite with the ladies. Although this breed strongly resembles the Pomeranian, the Volpino Italiano is much older and has a different background. The Volpino Italianos were kept as guard dogs despite the small size of the breed alerting Mastiffs of an Intruder. Although rare the Volpino Italiano make wonder pets, guard dogs and even may be used as a gun dog if trained properly. Volpino Italianos are friendly affectionate and active.

Other Names: Cane de Quirinale, Italian Spitz

Type: Companion Dog

Height: 10-12in
Weight: 9-11 lbs.

Colors: White, Fawn, Black
Coat: Hair bushy, very long and exceptionally standing-off. Of harsh texture with straight stiff hairs; must never be falling; must be upstanding even when there is not a lot of coat. The body gives the impression of being wrapped up in a muffle, particularly on the neck where the coat forms an abundant collar. The skull is covered with semi-long hairs which hide the base of the ears. Hairs are short on the muzzle. On the ears, the hair is very fine and smooth. The tail is covered with very long hair. On the edges of the hindquarters, the coat forms fringes.

Temperament: Very attached to family environment. Lively, Happy and playful.
With Children: Yes
With Pets: Yes

Watch-dog: High
Guard-dog: Medium

Learning Rate: High

Country of Origin: Italy, Switzerland
Volpino Italiano History: The Volpino were found throughout the ancient world. Specimens from this group have been found preserved in European peat bogs which anthropologists trace to 4000 BC. The remains with curly tails, foxy heads, and small erect ears have been found dating back over 5,000 years. These little pets wore decorative ivory bracelets and collars.

Group: Utility
: FCI (Group 5), Italian National Kennel Club

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