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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.


Seeking AKC Gazette Coordinator / Contributor - Monday, May 6, 2019

Do you like to write about our beloved Spinone?  Would you like to coordinate other writers who do?  The SCOA Board is looking for you!  We also wish to extend our deep appreciation to Daina Hodges for her service in this position.  We hope she enjoys her time off.  Here is the mission and scope.  For more information please contact

Mission:  To prepare and contribute articles featuring the Spinone and to seek and work with Guest Columnists.

Scope of Duties:  The Coordinator contributes articles and works with Guest Columnists.  Members are invited to offer to contribute an article.


Seeking Registry of Merit Chair - Monday, May 6, 2019

The board is seeking a volunteer to manage applications to the Registry of Merit for the breed.  Please contact if you are interested.  We also wish to extend our sincere appreciation to Daina Hodges for all her hard work during the design portion and management reviewing and approving applications. 

A Registry of Merit is an award given to a sire or dam who has demonstrated their ability to produce offspring that reflect the breed’s character and purpose, as evidenced by the titles achieved by the offspring.

 ROM Conformation Dam form  ROM Conformation Sire form
 ROM Field Dam form  ROM Field Sire form
 ROM Performance Dam form  ROM Performance Sire form
 ROM Versatility Dam form  ROM Versatility Sire form

Welcome Tony Arduino, SCOA News Editor, Thank You Laura Kaeding - Monday, May 6, 2019

We wish to welcome our new newsletter editor, Tony Arduino, please see more about Tony in the committee reports, and we extend a huge thank you to  Laura Kaeding for her hard work during the interim. Check out the Newsletter link on the Home page and watch for exciting new idea for future news.


2019 SCOA National Specialty, Loveland, Colorado - Thursday, January 3, 2019

Save the dates:  June 1 - 7, 2019
Click HERE for all NS Information.  You will find many details and links to follow.  Additional details added as known.  Check back often.

Looking for National Specialty Proposals - Thursday, January 3, 2019

We are looking for folks interested is hosting the 2021, 2022, and 2023 National Specialties.

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