The Spinone Italiano is a solid and vigorous dog. His well-developed muscles and strong bones reveal all the power of his build.
His general appearance is strongly reminiscent of that of a working dog, with an endearing gait and penetrating gaze.
Between 60 and 70 cm (23.62 to 27.56 inches) for the male
Between 58 and 65 cm (22.83 to 25.59 inches) for the female
Between 32 and 37 kg (70.55 to 81.57 pounds) for the male
Between 28 and 30 kg (61.73 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
The color of the coat can vary between pure white, white with orange patches, white with brown, roan or brown roan patches.
His hair, adhering well to the body, is slightly frizzy, tight and hard, and "wiry" style.
It measures between 4 and 6 cm (2 to 3 inches), and is slightly longer around the mouth, on the cheeks, and on the brow bone.
His head has an oval skull and a barely marked stop. His almost round eyes can be ochre, brown roan, brown or roan, or yellow.
His drooping ears are triangular, and have a slightly rounded tip, turned inwards, adhering well to the cheeks without being corkscrewed.
His nose is in harmony with his coat, which is generally flesh pink. The tail is usually shortened, between 12 and 25 cm (5 and 10 inches). It is drooping or carried horizontally.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 7, section 1 and is #165