Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 10-16 years
Weight: Male: 4.5-7, Female: 3.5-5.5
Height: Male: 11-12, Female: 10-11
Origin of Name: The Volpino Italiano or Volpino is an Italian breed of dog of Spitz type.
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Volpino Italiano goes back to the same ancestor as the German Spitz, of whom he is not a descendant, but a relative. They have been reared in Italy since time immemorial and are worshiped in nobles' palaces as well as in the homes of the common people, where they were particularly appreciated for their vigilance and tendency to protect. He was portrayed by Italian master painters such as Michelangelo in the 1800s, 1500s, Andrea Landini in the 1800s, Andrea Verocchio in the 1800s, Vittor Carpsco in the 1500s and H. Enrico Coleman Roma. In the 17th century, Volpini was the tireless companion of the Carters of Tuscany and Latium and was always ready to announce the noise of any strange person found on the streets.