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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.


Watch your Mailbox - News from the Health Committee

2021 Calendar Is SOLD OUT!

SCOA's 2021 calendaris on sale now, don't forget to buy them for all your friends, too!  Click here to go to the ordering page.
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!


Well, 2020 will be a year to remember – a lot of firsts. But, now on to more positive news!

The dates for the 2020ne national and parent specialties are May 22-28, 2021. Make your reservations now! A new, proposed schedule of events will be posted on the Spinone Club of America’s website shortly. Keep checking for additional information and notifications.

Please stay safe and listen to health professionals: wear masks.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Steele at [email protected]

We had to delay our Nationals, but there's still good news


Every year as part of our National Specialty events, we take the opportunity to honor very special dogs. Even though we couldn't be there in person this year, we're presenting these events on video. Take a look at the newsletter, to see what we've been doing. 

2020 SCOA Awards

 Click through to our newsletter to see this year's winners of our Spinone Club of America Awards. We couldn't be prouder of these dogs and their handlers, who excelled in performance and conformation events in 2019! 

The Top 20

The top twenty dogs in terms of points earned in AKC conformation are both beautiful and talented. Take a look at them in the video in our newsletter. We hope to have the opportunity to see these wonderful dogs in the ring again soon!

Veterans Parade

Every year we get to see our veteran dogs and hear a bit about them, and it's hard not to have a tear in your eye when we get to the oldest! Take a look at the video (see the newsletter) and may all our dogs live so long and be so well loved.

The Calendar!

One of the fun things we do at the Annual Meeting and associated events is voting on the entries to the photo contest. We wander up and down the tables, looking at the boards full of great photos, and put in our two cents worth on which ones should be in the next year's calendar. Since we can't do it in person this year, our hardworking calendar committee has brought the entire process online. SCOA members can enter their photos online (see the Photo Contest Submissions button under the Members Only tab) up to June 1, 2020, and then the voting starts. See the newsletter for information on how it works.


2022 SCOA National Specialty

MAY 15-22, 2022
505 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, Oregon 97355

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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.