Welcome to SCOA Online!

Spinone Club of America (SCOA) is the AKC Parent Club for the Spinone Italiano. Founded in 1987, we now boast 500-plus members who participate in dog shows, obedience and agility trials, hunt and tracking tests, field trials, therapy work and more. And, of course, just enjoying the company of their Spinoni at home!

Our Mission:  To promote the integrity of the Spinone by adhering to the breed standard, and by maintaining its versatility as a hunting dog and active companion, through responsible breeding and ownership in the spirit of good sportsmanship.

The Spinone Italiano

"What is that?" For Spinone owners, this is probably the question we most frequently hear. This big dog, with its unique profile, strong build, thick skin, wiry coat, rough beard and large, cushy nose, is a distinctive animal. But what most often draws people's attention are the soft, sweet, almost-human eyes that gravely watch you from beneath its eyebrows.
 
The Spinone is a versatile hunting dog, which means that it is bred and trained to dependably search for and point game, to retrieve on both land and water, and to track wounded game on both land and water. While the Spinone was bred to hunt, it is a breed that can be enjoyed in many other activities such as showing, agility, obedience and therapy work to name a few.
 
The Spinone also excels at being a family companion dog. This breed is not for everyone, and the information we provide on this website will help you learn more and decide whether this breed is right for you.
Enjoy your visit! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for further information.
 

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Announcements

AKC Reunite Appoints Chris Sweetwood as Ambassador for Adopt A K-9 Cop Program
Press Release 
 
Legislative Announcement
USDA-APHIS Seeks Public Input on Potential Changes to AWA Licensing Requirements.

This involves proposed changes and the public comment period for the USDA kennel/breeder licensing regulations.  Members should review the changes to determine if the changes will effect their operations and post feed back on the USDA website by October 23, 2017



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2018 SCOA National Specialty - Frederick, Maryland
Mark your calendars:  April 13 - 20, 2018  Details will follow as available. 
 
2019 SCOA National Specialty - Loveland, Colorado
Mark your calendars:  June 2 - 7, 2019  Details will follow as available. 
 
Proposals for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 National Specialties
We are looking for proposals for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 National Specialties.  We currently have approved a proposal for 2018 and 2019. We would love to hear from YOU!  
Email us 
 
 
Daina Hodges appointed AKC Gazette Coordinator/Contributor
The board is pleased to announce Daina Hodges has assumed the position of AKC Gazette Article Coordinator and Contributor for the club.  Daina may be reached by email.  Please contact her with suggestions for future articles or to offer to write an article.  Welcome Daina and Thank You. 
 
Updated Supported Entry/Specialty Application Form!
We have updated our Supported Entry/Specialty Application Form, which you can find here and in the Supported Entry Committee area. You will also be interested in this newsletter article which describes how to host a conformation event, which includes some helpful links. 
 
OFA Eye Data for the Spinone
Is now available under "Health Committee Updates" under the Members tab above. 
 

Contact Us

For Club Info: 
scoasecretary@gmail.com  

For Membership Info:
SCOAMembership@gmail.com

For Rescue Info:
spinonerescue@gmail.com

For Officers and Board Members: 
spinoneclubofamerica@gmail.com

 
For Health Committee: 
SCOAHealth@gmail.com

 
For Website:
scoawebmaster@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Board Works to Set Nominating Committee for Election

10/1/2017 - 10/8/2017

Board Works to Set Nominating Committee for Election

Announce Nominating Committee to Membership

11/2/2017 - 11/9/2017

The board must announce the members of the nominating committee to the membership in November.
Make the announcement as early in the month as possible to allow the committee time to work

SCOA Newsletter Deadline

12/15/2017

All articles, brags, news, upcoming event announcements, board submissions must be in by this date.  The newsletter will be published the following month.

SCOA Newsletter Deadline

1/15/2018

All articles, brags, news, upcoming event announcements, board submissions must be in by this date.  The newsletter will be published the following month.

Club Fiscal Year Ends

1/31/2018

The club fiscal years ends on January 31st annually.

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