Weight: 9 - 11 lbs.
Height: 11" - 12"
Life Span: 14 - 15 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: Italy (1600s)
Also Known As: Volpino, Volpino Italiano, Cane de Quirinale
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
No special grooming requirements.
A lively, affectionate and devoted companion dog often mistaken for the Pomeranian. While too small to be used as a guard dog, the Volpino is an excellent watch dog that will bark to warn you of a stranger or disturbance. This breed is easy to train.
Compatibility with Kids
Good with children.
The Volpino first became popular among women in Renaissance Italy as a companion dog. It is thought that the Volpino predates the development of the Pomeranian in Germany -- it's often mistaken for this breed.
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