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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!

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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SCOA's First Mentored AKC Hunt Test to be Held in Virginia
October 31-November 1, 2015


We will be holding Junior, Senior, Master Hunt Tests, and Water Tests, in Virginia on October 31 and November 1, 2015. This will be our first ever mentored event; we will have AKC judges walking out with the gallery to observe, explain and offer guidance to anyone who is interested in learning about testing their dog or even looking to move up to the next level. It will be a great opportunity to learn firsthand in the field what the judges are looking for in a dog's performance in all areas. Click for the premium and entry forms.

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2016 SCOA National Specialty – Everett, WA May 14-20


The webiste isn't done yet, but click here for information on hotels etc. for the 2016 Nationals/Annual Meeting. You can also find information on Facebook,

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CERF Data for the Spinone


Is now available under "Health Committee Updates" under the Members tab above.

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We are looking for proposals for the 2019 and 2020 National Specialties.  We currently have approved a proposal for 2017 and 
one pending for 2018.  
More information to follow.
And for future years as well. We would love to hear from YOU!
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Newest Newsletter Now Available On Line!
Click here for our latest newsletter. Read it now, for a complete update of what's going on at SCOA, including the news from our Nationals at the beginning of the summer and information of where and when next year's annual specialty events will be held!
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2015 National Specialty - Merchandise Available


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 2014 National Specialty Results

We are very pleased to make available the results of the hunt tests, the national specialty and the parent club specialty that recently took place in Loveland, CO. Congratulations to all!

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2013 National Specialty Results
The official results of the National Specialty are now available, at, or click below to see them.
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2012 National Specialty Results

The results of our national specialty, which took place in Whittington, IL from April 23-28, 2012, are now available on the Specialty Dog Shows website, at