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Bracco Italiano

Overview

Native to Italy, the Bracco Italiano /Italian Pointer /Italian Setter is recognized as a hunting dog breed but however it is equally good and sweet to be family companion that is full of affection and loyalty for its master. It is capable of all types of hunting and originally been used for tracking, pointing and retrieving equally, in present days it is also used in field trials as gundog and companions. It stays quiet and calm at home with sweetness of companionship. The breed is full of intelligence and gentle, mild and consistent; moreover, it is always ready to please the owner. Though, the breed is ever attentive and bark possible when individuals approaching to homes but it is too mild to be a guard dog it co-exist with dogs, cats and kids cordially if raised together. It is easy to train and require a great deal of exercises because it is dog of country sides and gundog breed. The appearance of the Bracco Italiano is unique with droopy lips, long ears and lively expression. The breed is believed an ancient breed that is dating back to 4th to 5th Century B.C. it encompass a short and smooth coat that is easy to groom and care. The height of male Bracco Italiano is about 23 to 26 inches at the shoulder while females stand up to 22 to 24 inches. Weight is most probably in between 55 and 88 pounds, it depends on height of the dog. The life expectancy of the breed is 09 to 15 years and average life is 12 years.

Bracco Italiano History

The history of the breed dating back to 4th and 5th Century B.C. it is depicted on paintings and writings of formerly denoted specific centuries. It is believed that this breed is created by crossing Mastiff type dogs with an Egyptian native coursing hound. Italian Hunters developed this breed for hunting, pointing games and tracking in 1700s. In late 1980, the first dog of this breed was brought to United Kingdom. In present era it is still less in numbers.

Bracco Italiano Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy of Bracco Italiano is 09-15 years.

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Bracco Italiano Appearance

The appearance of the Bracco Italiano is unique with droopy lips, long ears and lively expression. It is a large sized dog with muscular body and strong boned. The head of the breed is distinctively shaped. Ears are long and jowls are well prosperous. The breed closely resembles to basset and bloodhound. It comes with a short, fine and smooth coat that coloring orange, white, chestnut, orange roan, white or chestnut roan.

Bracco Italiano Weight and Height

The height of male Bracco Italiano is about 23 to 26 inches at the shoulder while females stand up to 22 to 24 inches. Weight is most probably in between 55 and 88 pounds, it depends on height of the dog.

Bracco Italiano Temperament

the Bracco Italiano is recognized as a hunting dog breed but however it is equally good and sweet to be family companion that is full of affection and loyalty for its master. It is capable of all types of hunting and originally been used for tracking, pointing and retrieving equally, in present days it is also used in field trials as gundog and companions. It stays quiet and calm at home with sweetness of companionship. The breed is full of intelligence and gentle, mild and consistent; moreover, it is always ready to please the owner. Though, the breed is ever attentive and bark possible when individuals approaching to homes but it is too mild to be a guard dog it co-exist with dogs, cats and kids cordially if raised together. It is easy to train and require a great deal of exercises because it is dog of country sides and gundog breed. They are ideally suitable for families who are dwelling in country sides. It may be accustomed in apartment lie as long as they have sufficient amount of exercises. It cannot be a good breed for first time owner.

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Bracco Italiano with children and other pets

. It stays quiet and calm at home with sweetness of companionship. The breed is full of intelligence and gentle, mild and consistent; moreover, it is always ready to please the owner. Though, the breed is ever attentive and bark possible when individuals approaching to homes but it is too mild to be a guard dog it co-exist with dogs, cats and kids cordially if raised together.

Bracco Italiano Care and Grooming

The short, fine and smooth coat of Bracco Italiano is easy to groom and rather not difficult to maintain. The dead hairs and debris can be removed by using grooming mitt at least once a week or twice.

Bracco Italiano Health Issues

The Bracco Italiano is typically a healthy breed and can suffers from few health issues.

Bracco Italiano Training

The breed is full of intelligence that makes it rather easy to train. It will require firmness and consistency during training. It is eager to please and quick in learning dog. it must be kept in mind that the breed is too sensitive so harsh training will not support the dog to learn, it should be polite but gentle training.

Bracco Italiano Exercise

At heart, the breed is a country dog that is active and gets pleasure from long walks, random runs, and romping in the country side. These dogs also like to swim and to retrieve and have some activities to do for staying content. It is a breed that may tend to be stubborn if not exercised properly. It requires one hour to two hours per day exercise. It gets maturity within 3 years of age.

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Bracco Italiano Recognition

It is not yet recognized by AKC but is being recorded in its Foundation Stock ServiceĀ® (FSS).

Bracco Italiano Litter Size

The litter size is 1 to 8 puppies per litter, it may vary from said litter size.

Bracco Italiano Group

Gun Dog, Sporting dog.

Bracco Italiano Good Names

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