Where to Find More Information


The Spinone Club of America (SCOA) is the AKC Parent Club for the Spinone Italiano. Founded in 1987, they 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! SCOA also has some helpful grooming information.

The International Spinone Web Page by Kevin McGrew remains one of the best websites thus far on all aspects of the Spinone in addition to links to Spinone owners around the world. I think you’ll find a trip to his website well worth your time for a comprehensive look at the Spinone.

The Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain is another very good website where you will find some very interesting material on our friends across the water.

Some Associations of Interest

The American Kennel Club (AKC) maintains one of the largest studbook registries in the world. In addition, it provides dog owners with a variety of services including sanctioned conformation dog shows, obedience trials, agility trials, and performance tests. It also sanctions the Canine Good Citizen Tests as well as Temperament Tests.

The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) is a must if you want to learn more about proving the versatility of your hunting dog. NAVHDA’s registry is also recognized by American Field Dog Registry. For more information on training your versatile hunting dog, be sure to visit this website.

The American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) provides an avenue for dog owners to exhibit their rare breed dogs. Known worldwide, ARBA is proving to be an excellent “stepping stone” for those breeds seeking full recognition by the American Kennel Club.

The United Kennel Club (UKC) is yet another avenue for exhibiting your Spinone in conformation and obedience. For a number of
years it has been an alternative to AKC and also maintains a studbook registry for many breeds not recognized by AKC as well as those that are.

A selection of other Dog-Related websites

The Behavioral Genetics and Animal Science website will give you a better insight into how heredity impacts the behavior of your four-footed friend. Have you ever asked yourself, “Why does my dog do that?” While its environment plays an important part, most of your dog’s actions and reactions are based on heredity.