The Spinone is a versatile hunting dog, he can point, set and retrieve. He is solidly built with plenty of muscle and stamina to trot all day. His thick skin and rugged hair protects him from cold and difficult terrain.
The coat colors are: solid white, white and orange, orange roan with or without orange markings, white with brown markings, brown roan with or without brown markings, and chestnut roan with or without chestnut markings.
The eyebrows and beard are of longer and stiffer hair, this protects the face from rough brush and briers .