Spinone Italiano vs Vizsla

Compare the Spinone Italiano to the Vizsla. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Spinone Italianos and Vizslak.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Spinone Italiano and Vizsla are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Spinone Italiano and Vizsla are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Vizsla is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The Vizsla bark/howls frequently. The Spinone Italiano has an average level of barking.
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Breed NameSpinone ItalianoVizsla
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan9-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height22½-27½ in.21-25 in.
Weight61-85 lb40-65 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryItalyHungary
Origin Year500 BC1357 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorNoNo
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹20°F to 80°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumHigh
Top Running Speed24 mph24 mph
StrengthMedium-HighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowMedium
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountLowLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameSpinone ItalianoVizsla
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingHighBelow Average
ChasingHighHigh
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageAverage
HerdingAverageAverage
HuntingHighHigh
ProtectionAverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageHigh
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameSpinone ItalianoVizsla
Lifespan
Lifespan9-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesNo
CancerNoYes
Cerebellar AtaxiaYesNo
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Sebaceous AdenitisNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameSpinone ItalianoVizsla
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Wire CoatYesNo
Single CoatNoYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
ShaggyYesNo
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumYesNo
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Brown RoanYesNo
Orange RoanYesNo
TanYesNo
TripartiYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White&orangeYesNo
GoldenNoYes
Golden RustNoYes
RedNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
RustNoYes
Rust GoldenNoYes
Sandy YellowNoYes