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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.


In light of the current status of the coronavirus epidemic locally and worldwide, the show committee and the board of the Spinone Club of America (“SCOA”) have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 national/parent specialty, hunt tests and all other activities related to the national specialty week that was to begin on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
The show committee requests that anyone wanting to cancel ANYTHING please refrain from doing so for the moment. Because the national specialty and all events associated with the event have been postponed and not cancelled, please do not make any additional payments or request refunds at this point.
For anyone who has paid for RV parking, registration, Top 20, entries, etc., additional information will be made available through direct emails to all members and posted on the SCOA Facebook page. PLEASE NOTE: The hotel is working with a skeleton crew, so please do not call them. The General Manager of the Holiday Inn will cancel ALL reservations after receiving notification from Bob Steele, the show chairperson. In turn, the General Manager will forward the cancellation confirmation numbers (“CCN”) to Bob, who will email each individual their CCN.
The SCOA board and the show committee are working hard to determine the next steps. Once further information is available, it will be disseminated to members through direct emails as well as posting on the SCOA Facebook page.
We will get through this unprecedented event. Our lives will eventually get back to normal. But in order to have this happen, everyone MUST listen to the medical professionals, who know what they are doing and know what they are talking about. Everyone’s life is more important than a dog show. This is not the last national that SCOA will be having; it’s just a hiccup!/
If anyone has any concerns or questions, please click here to email Bob Steele, show chair.
Please stay safe everyone and listen to the medical professionals.


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.



Dear SCOA members,

Please be assured that the SCOA Board and National Specialty Committee is actively monitoring the Coronavirus situation in the US.  The health and safety of our members is a top priority and we will work with local government and health organization recommendations to ensure this. 

Many current moratoriums on travel and group activity are for the next 30 days, so presently the 2020 SCOA National Specialty is still planned to happen in May.  The SCOA Board will continue to monitor and will keep you informed. 

Thank you for your patience.  We will keep you updated. 


The SCOA Board of Directors and 2020 NS Committee

2020 SCOA National Specialty [postponed, please see above]

[Postponed]   Click HERE for the Official NS Website.

[Postponed] - Hunt Tests - Mingo Sportsman's Club, Mingo Junction, OH

[Postponed] - SCOA National Specialty Week - At the hotel, see information below.

HOTEL: Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, WV 26062

2022 SCOA National Specialty

MAY 15-22, 2022

505 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, Oregon 97355








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