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Volpino Italiano

This small Italian breed is unmistakably a spitz type, its face being not unlike that of a fox, with the muzzle short, straight, and rather pointed. The Volpino is usually pure white in coloration, the sable form now being rare. A fawn variety existed at one time, but this has now been lost.

History of Volpino Italiano

The early ancestors of the Volpino Italiano were originally brought from northern Europe in the 1600s, but the breed itself was developed entirely within Italy. Today, it is quite scarce in its homeland.

Remark

The name “Volpino” originates from the Italian word, volpe, which translates as “fox”.

Other names of  Volpino Italiano: Names Cane de Quirinale.

Identification keys of Volpino Italiano

  • large, rounded, dark eyes
  • small, triangular-shaped ears
  • tail curls back over body
  • dainty hindfeet
  • cobby body shape
  • profuse thick coat

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