Cane de Quirinale, Florentine Spitz, Italian Spitz, Volpino
The Volpino has been known and loved by Italian royalty for centuries, being a special favorite of the ladies. Although bearing a strong resemblance to the Pomeranian, the breed is much older and thus has a different background. The northern dogs found their way south very early in the history of domesticated dogs. The Volpino is also called a Lupino or a Volpino in Italian, meaning "Little Fox", respectively wolfy and foxy (dog is understood).
The Volpino makes a good watchdog, and some can even be used as gun-dogs (bird dogs) if trained properly. They will make extremely active, affectionate pets.
|Height||9.5-12 inches (24–30 cm)|
|Weight||9-14 pounds (4–6 kg)|
|Colors||Black Champagne Fawn Honey Red White|
|Good In Apartments||
Is suitable for apartment living. They easily adapt to their environment.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also friendly toward other pets.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
The Volpino Italiano is an active dog. They love to play and daily playtime will be sufficient for their exercise requirements.
Moderately Easy Training: The Volpino Italiano requires early socialization. This breed is a quick learner and is able to adapt quickly to the spoken command as well as body language.
Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is required to keep its fur in good shape.
Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!