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Spinone Italiano

You probably haven't heard of this ancient Italian hunting breed, but the Spinone Italiano makes a great companion dog for active families, especially ones who enjoy hiking and camping. Spinoni Italiani (that's the plural form) take their sports seriously — whether that's hunting, agility, flyball, rally, obedience or anything else — but with training, can be docile and gentle with children. Just be sure that they're ready for a wet dog beard in their lap!

(Sam Clark, Animal Photography)

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