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Volpino Personality traits and Temperament

They are also known as the Florentine Spitz or the Italian Spitz. They are spirited, alert, intelligent, and friendly. They are very lively and has a great personality. They are full of energy and need regular exercising. They make good apartment dogs and are very devoted companion dogs. They like the attention given to them by the owners but are not clingy in nature.

They do very well around children and make great playmates. They love to engage in rough play within the house. Younger children should be taught how to handle these dogs. They co-exist well with other dogs too if introduced early.

Though small, they have a great bark and an amazing sense of hearing. Wary of strangers, this dog does not hesitate to bark, making him a reliable guard dog. They do not socialise very easily with visitors and take their own time to develop a rapport.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

These dog are moderate shedders. They need regular brushing and this breed should not be bathed too often. The coat is straight and long and very dense and in the absence of daily brushing can get matted very fast. Brushing his teeth should be part of the grooming routine in order to maintain dental and overall health. His ears should also be inspected and kept clean to prevent infections, and his nails should be trimmed once each month.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1500 – $3000

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS


Height: 10-12inches

Colors: White, Champagne, Fawn, Black, Honey, Red

How to Train this dog

They are easy to train and training must be done with a lot of firmness. Early house training, socialization and exposure towards many different people, sights, sounds, and experiences are essential make this an excellent animal. They should not be given repetitive procedures as this breed easily gets bored easily.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: They are to be fed food with fresh ingredients, without preservatives. High-quality dry dog food helps maintain a well balanced diet. They should have a proper balanced diet with vitamins and nutrients. They may prefer cooked eggs, cottage cheese, and fruits and vegetables. Chicken, turkey, or any other poultry bone should be avoided.

Allergies: May be allergic to corn and other fillers used in dry foods.

Health problems: They are strong and sturdy animals .They remain healthy when given regular inspections. They are far healthier than other animals. They can have heart and skin health problems. Some of other common ailments include Primary Lens Luxation and other genetic diseases.

Mixed breeds

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Volpino as Max or Lucky if he is a male and Fluffy or Coco if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

Volpino puppy

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