Yes, I have had spinones before. They are big dogs but loving and loyal. They are hairy and can smell. They have a beard which will contain food, dirt and usually they come and say hello when they have just had a big drink of water.
My last spin was called Rodger. Amazing dog. Loved the bones off him.
It can be hard to get a good one. Many breeders have waiting lists. Please be sure you are using a reputable breeder.
I wanted one but DD wanted a smaller dog. DD got her way. Met one at the vets who was so quiet and calm. Owner thought it was just her dog until she went to Crufts. She said the Spinone waiting area was full of dogs lolling around. I will have a Spinone one day!
These are my favourite dogs! It's my dream to have one but at the moment the DC are far too small.
They are wonderful, patient, kind and hilarious dogs. They do lose their fur, drool lots and smell a bit doggy but I love them. I've spent time with a local breeder because I'm totally smitten with them and she knows that as soon as my family is more appropriate I will have a puppy.
A friend has mentioned Italian Spinone puppies in our area that are looking for homes. We have been thinking of a large breed, though an old English sheepdog, as we have some experience with them. Only ever met one Italian spinone who was lovely.
Very interested in any views on them as family dogs?