All About Gun Dog Breeds
Active and affectionate, the dogs in the gun dog group make wonderful companion pets.
These are the quintessential family companions. As a rule, they are loyal, friendly, active and affectionate. Also referred to as sporting dogs, gun dogs were bred to accompany hunters in the field and to work closely...
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Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as "rare" is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of...
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|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|AKC Group:||Sporting Group|
|UKC Group:||Gun Dog|
|Use today:||bird dog, retrieving|
|Life Span:||12 to 13 years|
|Color:||White, white with orange or brown, orange roan with or without orange markings, or brown roan with or without brown markings.|
|Coat:||Wiry and dense. No undercoat|
|Grooming:||Brush weekly. Bathe as needed.|
|Size:||Large Dog Breed|
|Height:||22 to 27 inches at the shoulder|
|Weight:||Proportiante to height|
Believe it or not, the Spinone is a dog, not an ice cream flavor. As its name implies, it's a native of Italy. The breed is somewhat rare in the U.S., but has many devoted followers. Extremely robust and untiring, the Spinone excels as a hunter's companion. The dog will hold a statuesque point, and it has an excellent sense of smell. Oily, leathery skin allows the Spinone to hunt in water. But the Spinone is also an excellent house dog, tranquil, clean, polite and even-tempered. Its dense, shaggy coat protects it in the field, but needs weekly brushing. The allowable colors are white, orange and white, orange roan, chestnut and white, and chestnut roan. The breed is currently registered with the Federation Cynologique Internationale in Europe and is included in the American Kennel Club's Sporting Dog Group. The Spinone Club of America encourages its members to register their dogs with and participate in activities of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. Additionally, their dogs are registered in the American Field Dog stud book.
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