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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.


Get Ready for the 2022 SCOA National Specialty!

MAY 15-22, 2022
505 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, Oregon 97355
Contact: [email protected] 
See our National Specialty page for updates.

Spinone Club of America 2022 Calendars and Photobooks are now on sale under our Merchandise tab.



Running Order for AKC Hunt Tests at the National Specialty Is Posted here



Photo Contest!


Congratulations to the Calendar Contest Winners for the 2022 Calendar and to Jolene Newcomer for winning Best In Show!

Calendar Committee

Congratulations to the Winners of our 6 Categories! 




View SCOA's First Member's Virtual Gathering


On May 26, 2021 we held our first virtual meeting. Visit SCOA on our YouTube channel  to view it if you missed it.

While you are on our YouTube channel, please take the opportunity to subscribe so that you will receive updates when we add new content.

2021 Calendar Is SOLD OUT!


Thank you to the Calendar Committee, who work so hard on this project every year, and to the people who figured out how to make this work online. Most of all, thank you to everyone who submitted photos and who voted!


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Upcoming Events

Club Fiscal Year Ends


The club fiscal years ends on January 31st annually.

Deadline for Additional Nominations


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

Club fiscal Year Begins


The club fiscal year begins on February 1st annually.

Club Membership Lapse


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


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