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SCOA MissionTo 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.

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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. 

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A mother's love Thursday, July 19, 20120

A mother's love

Barba Bagnata Lola Bitanti with her daughter Barba Bagnata Lilliana.
Pete & Annie Thursday, July 19, 20120

Pete & Annie

Pete & Annie, New York City

Do They Eat Their Young? Looks Like It! Thursday, July 19, 20120

Do They Eat Their Young? Looks Like It!

Frequently we are asked how big they get.  Or hear comments about how large they are.  The wise crackers  around here say it's 'because they eat their young'.