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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.

Announcements

Announcement date - Thursday, June 20, 2019

2020 SCOA National Specialty

SAVE THE DATES:  May 16 - 22, 2020            

May 16-18, 2020 – Hunt Tests - Mingo Sportsman's Club, Mingo Junction, OH

May 19-22, 2020 – SCOA National Specialty Week – At the hotel, see information below.

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, WV 26062  See the flyer below for details! 

 

Announcement date - Monday, May 6, 2019

Welcome Tony Arduino, SCOA News Editor, Thank You Laura Kaeding

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.

 

Contact Us

For Club Info: 
scoasecretary@gmail.com  

For Membership Info:
SCOAMembership@gmail.com

For Rescue Info:
spinonerescue@gmail.com

For Judges' Education:

SCOAJudgesEdChair@gmail.com

For Officers and Board Members: 
spinoneclubofamerica@gmail.com

 
For Health Committee: 
SCOAHealth@gmail.com

 
For Website:
scoawebmaster@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events

Club Fiscal Year Ends

1/31/2020

The club fiscal years ends on January 31st annually.

Deadline for Additional Nominations

2/1/2020

Additional nominations for the SCOA board must be postmarked by February 1st to be valid for consideration.

Club fiscal Year Begins

2/1/2020

The club fiscal year begins on February 1st annually.

Club Membership Lapse

3/1/2020

All Members who have not paid their current dues by March 1st are considered lapsed and need to re-apply for new membership.

Contested Election Ballots Mailed

3/15/2020

If we have a contested election, the balloting service must mail the ballots to the membership on or before 3/15.