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Volpino Italiano

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.

Size Small
Height 9.5-12 inches (24–30 cm)
Weight 9-14 pounds (4–6 kg)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Colors Black Champagne Fawn Honey Red White
Origin Italy
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
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

Exercise Needs

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.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is required to keep its fur in good shape.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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