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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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Committee Is Now Accepting Nominations for SCOA Awards


The Awards Committee is starting to take nominations for our annual awards, including the Kemo, Rufus, Ty and Cos Cups, Asti's Compassion, Awards of Recognition, which recognize our dogs' accomplishments, and Volunteer of the Year, which recognizes a human. The nominations need to be submitted to the committee no later than February 28.

Don't hesitate to nominate your own dog; you should be proud of your accomplishments!  Your dog must be nominated to be eligible for an award. For a complete description of the awards and the accomplishments they recognize, see the nomination form (link below) or the Titles and Awards area under the "About SCOA" tab above.

Click here for the nomination form. If you have any questions, please email us at
SCOAAwards@gmail.com.

 
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Trophy Sponsorships for the Upcoming SCOA Nationals

 

 

Consider sponsoring a trophy at the upcoming nationals, or making a donation to help defray the costs. Even if you can't participate in the events yourself, these trophies are a great way to recognize our dogs' performance, and can be used to express appreciation or the memory of the greats in the breed, human or canine. Here's the form.

 

 
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 2015 NAIA Annual Conference - “Joining Forces to Save Our Animals”

On October 31 and November 1, 2015,  the annual conference of the National Animal Interest Alliance was held. There were 13 programs presented over the two days, focusing on various topics about breeding and on the issue of animal rights activism (AR). On Saturday there was one dog-related program and four about other animals; Sunday was all about dogs. At the end of this report are biographies of the program presenters.

This is a good read for everyone with many different topics concerning dogs. CLICK HERE to read the report.

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

 

Click here for information on hotels etc. for the 2016 Nationals/Annual Meeting. You can also find information on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/2016SCOANationalSpecialty?fref=ts

 
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We are looking for proposals for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 National Specialties.  We currently have approved a proposal for 2017. 
More information to follow.
 
And for future years as well. We would love to hear from YOU!
 
 
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OFA Eye Data for the Spinone

 

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