Size : 4-5 kg (9-11lb ) , 27-30cm (11-12cm )
Groming : time consuming
Training : easy
Colours : white , fawn , black
Similar to the Pomeranian in its foxy appearance , the volpino , or cane de quirinale . developed separately in Italy in the 17th century , and remains much less well known than its northen counterpart . volpino were favourite by renaissance ladies , who would adorn them with ivory bracelets , and they still make affectionate and active companions . they are good watchdogs , and some have been successfully trained to act as gundogs , the volpino’s coat is usually white , with moderate ruff and a dense undercoat .