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Volpino Italiano Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Cane de Quirinale, Florentine Spitz, Italian Spitz
Breed Group: Working Group Height Male: 10-12 inches
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 10-12 inches
Breed Origin: Italy Weight: 9-11 pounds
Volpinos remain rare with about 2000 dogs world wide. Most are in Italy but some people are now breeding them in Scandinavia, the UK and the USA.

This lively, cheerful, playful dog has a strong personality. The Volpino is affectionate and a good playmate for children. Wary of strangers, this dog does not hesitate to bark, making him a reliable guard dog. Firm training is required.

The Volpino Italiano adapts easily to life as a house dog. Regular brushing is required. This breed should not be bathed too often.

Spitz-type dogs were found throughout the ancient world. Specimens from this group have been found preserved in European peat bogs which anthropologists trace to 4000 BC. The remainssâÂwith curly tails, foxy heads, and small erect earssâÂhave been found dating back over 5,000 years. These little pets wore decorative ivory bracelets and collars. Engravings of similar dogs were found in Greece, and these have been determined to date to about 400 BC.
The Volpino italiano is descended from European spitz that developed in central Italy during the Bronze Age. This ancient breed is esteemed for its natural guard dog instinct. The Volpino italiano looks similar to the German Spitz and the Pomeranian Loulou. The Volpino was loved by palace lords; Michealangelo himself even kept a Volpino. Cart drivers in Tuscany and Latium also favored this fluffy companion.
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Volpino Italiano

Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 5
Good with children? 5
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