The Southern Italian Spinone Society


We are an independent breed society founded in 1999 by a group of owners and Spinone devotees living in the South of England. Our aims and objectives are to promote ownership, safeguard the welfare of and provide education and advice on this wonderful breed of dog.

The Italian Spinone is a hunt, point and retrieve gundog, excellent both as a working dog and as a companion. The first Spinone in Britain was thought to have been imported in the 1950's but the breed did not become established here until the 1980's and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

With the large number of Spinoni living in the south it was felt that the time was right to form a breed society that would enable Spinoni and their owners to get together regularly, have some fun and extend their knowledge of the breed without having to travel miles to meet up - Spinone and their owners do not like long car journeys!

We hold fun events, seminars and teach-ins, offer help and advice to owners and produce two newsletters each year for our Members.

Click on the following Spinone to see a record of previous year's events:

Events 20122012

If you'd like to ask a specific question about Spinone ownership or have any Spinone related topic you'd like to discuss why not visit our forum and set the ball rolling!








Click on the Spinone to visit other breed clubs :

The Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain ISCGB

The Italian Spinone Society of Scotland ISSS



Information on all the Gundog breeds from this link:

Gundog Web Links

We support "Ollie's Fund" for research into canine epilepsy, set up in memory of Spinone Ollie - click on the link for full information:

Member's Notice Board

Alll correspondence and forms regarding membership should be posted to: Martin Wellman at 12 Elizabeth Crescent, East Grinstead, W. Sussex RH19 3JA.

Membership renewals:

Annual subscription renewals became due on 1st January. If you don't currently pay by standing order and would like to renew your membership you can print out a renewal form from the following link:

Annual membership renewal form for 2018(pdf document)

and please e-mail the Membership Secretary if you don't intend to renew your membership.








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