DEL FOIONCO ZWERGPINSCHER FARM
Our history – The breed
Il Foionco | An imaginary bird and a small German dog
The Foionco is an imaginary bird featured in popular Emilian folklore. Similar to an eagle or a falcon, with feathers, it has three legs, a hooked beak, steals hens and drinks Lambrusco. The Zwergpinscher is a small dog of German origin: strong, courageous and a perfect guard dog.
These two animals, one imaginary and the other real, logically have nothing in common. When I got to know Zwergpinschers, I immediately associated them with the fantastic bird, so much so that I called them my little foionchini. In fact, in my imagination, the foionco has the same look as the Zwergpinscher. Hence the name “DEL FOIONCO”.
The breed | Zwergpinscher
Breed recognised by the FCI no. 185 Zwergpinscher (Dwarf Pinscher) origin Germany.
Small dog of square construction, between 25 and 30 centimeters in height, deer red or black and tan, the only two coats recognised in Europe. Ears and Tail are natural.
The dog’s character is strong, determined and courageous, making it an excellent guard dog and ideal companion for anyone.
It isn’t a dog to be left alone for long periods; it actively participates in the life of the family, becoming a fun and carefree elf.
TONINO AND THE FOIONCHINI
How did our love for dwarf pinschers come about?
Tonino didn’t grow very big, but he proved to be a dog with a big heart.
And so our love for this splendid breed was born.
They’re ideal companions for anyone, as long as they don’t have to remain alone for too long; in fact they don’t like isolation and once they’ve recognised their owner they rely on them completely.