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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

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 SCOASecretary@gmail.com

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.

 

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.
 

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.