The Italian Volpino, is a breed of dog originating in Italy, known for its charming appearance and its lively and affectionate personality.
The Italian Volpino is a small dog (30 cm), well proportioned and elegant (5 kg). It has an expressive head with round, dark eyes, erect triangular ears, and a black nose. Its coat is one of its most distinctive characteristics, being dense, thick, and profuse. It forms a mane around its neck and a plumed tail that curls over its back. Common colors for the Volpino's coat are white, red, and cream.
The Volpino is known for its cheerful and playful personality. He is full of energy and enjoys interacting with his family. He is also known for his intelligence and ability to learn quickly. However, he can sometimes be stubborn, which requires firm but gentle training.
As a companion, the Volpino is loyal and attached to its family. They generally get along well with children and can be friendly with other pets if properly socialized from a young age. However, he can be reserved with strangers and have a natural protective instinct.
In terms of care, the Volpino's coat requires regular brushing to avoid mats and tangles. There may be longer shedding periods, during which brushing should be more frequent. It is also important to monitor the Volpino's dental health by providing it with proper nutrition and giving it toys to chew on to help prevent dental problems.
The Volpino is an active dog that needs regular exercise to exercise physically and mentally. Daily walks, interactive games and challenging workouts are recommended to meet his exercise needs.