The Volpino Italiano (that means little Fox, in Italian) It is a dog of very ancient origins, as the strain that belongs to the Spitz. It was a very widespread breed of dog in the Renaissance in which appears in some of the representations of the period. Unfortunately, the race, in 1965 was in danger of extinction (The Italian Club Cinológico, only five copies that year), and for a short time, recovering numerical and qualitative.
Even bearing a strong resemblance with the Pomerania, the breed is much older and thus has a different historical background. Northern dogs found their way South very early in the history of domestic dogs.
The Italian word for Wolf is lupo, the Keeshond is called both Lupino and Volpino in Italian. Volpe, means Fox in Italian, Hence "volpino" that, to say, little Fox in Italian. Despite its long history, the Volpino is unknown outside of Italy and is now rare, even in his homeland..
Despite its small size, This dog was originally as a watchdog. Its function was to alert the mastiffs (Big Dogs) the presence of an intruder. However, due to his lovely temper and great intelligence, also, they became very popular as pets, dog company.
For unknown reasons the popularity of the breed fell in 1965. In 1984 an attempt was made to revive the race. Y, currently, You can see the Volpino race living as guard dogs in breeding farms, or as a companion dog, But even so the Volpino is considered a rare breed, position that there are only about 2000 copies to the length and breadth of the world.
The majority of the Volpino, It is found in Italy but some people are raising them in Scandinavian countries, in the United Kingdom and the United States.UU.
Despite the temperament of the Volpino, and its small size, It is a very committed and energetic dog. Cheerful and playful and very attached to their masters. They are very territorial and defend their environment with lots of character. The Volpino, is always alert, warning and has a stunning intelligence. It is a dog that adapts very well to living in apartments or small houses. It is a dog that far from being shy, He is always ready to play and receive affection.