The Spinone is a very docile pet. Centuries of specific breeding has created a dog breed that can be considered patient and kind. It is overtly friendly towards people, even with strangers. If you have very young and very adventurous children at home, the Spinone Italiano may be the perfect pet for you.
There is but one advice when you are choosing Spinone Italiano puppies for adoption. Never buy one from a pet shop. It's that simple. Spinone Italiano dogs (plural Spinoni Italiani) are prolific breeders, and many pet shops don't take that into consideration. The sad news is that this trait leads to irresponsible breeding, which in turn produces offspring that are not befitting the dog's basic conformation, usually exhibiting behavioral problems, and have genetic medical conditions. It is best to seek the services of Spinone Italiano breeders if you want to acquire one as a pet.
Responsible Spinone Italiano breeders will not hand over a puppy upon demand. Firstly, they will ask you a series of questions just to verify that you will be taking care of the animal well. Some of the questions they may ask may be detailed inquiries about your home, your home life, veterinary references if you have other pets in your home, what your intention is upon taking in a Spinone Italiano puppy, and future plans for your pet. If you feel like you are applying for a baby adoption, then you know that the dog breeder you are talking to is passionate about their pups. There is that huge possibility that the puppy you plan to adopt is currently in the most capable hands, growing up in a very nurturing environment, and probably as fit and healthy as can be.
You can also try visiting your chosen Spinone Italiano breeder and check in with "your" puppy. Physically dropping in to see the health of your future pet is a sign that you are more than interested about the animal's welfare; and responsible Spinone Italiano breeders would welcome this. If, on the other hand, your chosen breeder won't even allow you to visit or see first hand how the puppy is doing, and insists instead of verbal but vague puppy descriptions, then that is a clear indication of something amiss. You are better off finding another Spinone Italiano breeder.
Also, in case you do visit, check to see whether your puppy and its mother reside in the same house or domicile as your Spinone Italiano breeder. Responsible breeders often house newborns under their roof so that they are under vigilant supervision, with heat and food always ready. If the dogs are chucked away in the barn or shed or some dank basement, then it may be a good idea to blow away the puppy deal. Obviously, by being careless with the welfare of their pets, the Spinone Italiano breeder wasn't keeping their part of the deal, which is to take care of your puppy until it is ready to be weaned from its mother. You wouldn't know if the puppy has had some medical or behavioral problems while it is still with the breeder.