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Bracco Italiano Dog 4 months old Gunstrux Lugana Brolettino Enzo
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Origin / History The Bracco Italiano is an ancient breed that originated in Italy. There are theories stating that it is a cross between the Asiatic Mastiff and the Segugio Italiano. This breed has two variations, the first of which originated in Piedmont and is thus called as the Piedmontese Pointer. The other variation originated in Lombardy, which gives it the name Lombard Pointer.

During the Renaissance, these dogs were abundant in number and they were used by the aristocracy for hunting. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, though, dogs of this breed decreased in number, putting them on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, Ferdinando Delor de Ferrabouc, an Italian breeder, led efforts to revive the breed. These dogs first came to England during 1988, but are still relatively unknown in America.

Appearance These dogs are powerful and athletic-looking. They have square builds, which means that their height at the withers is equivalent to the length of their bodies. They have large, oval-shaped eyes that come in colors of brown or dark ochre. They have spongy, large noses, deep muzzles, and ears that are set level with their eyes. Their coats are short, glossy, and dense.

Colours Dogs of this breed have coats that are white in color with chestnut, amber, or orange patches on their ears, face, tail base, and body. Black markings or patches on their coats are considered as faults.

Temperament Intelligent, loving, and faithful, these dogs get along well with other dogs and children. They love people and have a need to bond with their family members. They are highly trainable, but they can be stubborn as well. Since these dogs are very eager to please, they take their jobs seriously and try to do them well. They excel in hunting, and they need to be given something to do in order to be happy.

Height and Weight They are 56 - 66 cm in height and and 25 - 41 Kg in weight.

Common Health Problems The Bracco Italiano can develop elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia. This breed is also susceptible to bloating, and can also have eyelid entropion or eyelid ectropion. Aside from that, these dogs can also be afflicted with umbilical hernia and are prone to getting ear infections.

Living Conditions They can live inside apartments, but it's best if they have a large yard wherein they can run around and do some activities.

Exercise Requirements Since these dogs are naturally active, they need to be exercised regularly. They should be taken out on walks daily, and owners can play with their dog to keep them active. These dogs enjoy swimming and retrieving. Adult dogs can also be made to run alongside a bicycle. It is important to note, though, that puppies should not be overexerted as doing so may damage their bones and joints. They shouldn't be allowed to go up and down staircases excessively.

Training Requirements Training these dogs needs to be done with a gentle but consistent approach. It would be best to use positive reinforcement methods as these dogs respond well to praise. They are sensitive to a person's tone of voice, and they using harsh training methods will bring about negative effects. It is important that these dogs undergo obedience training while they are still young, since they tend to be quite stubborn. It would also be good to properly socialize these dogs so that they grow up to be well-mannered.

Life Expectancy These dogs have life spans that range for approximately to 9 to 15 years.

Grooming Grooming these dogs' coats does not need much effort. Owners just have to brush the coats occasionally to remove dead hairs. These dogs' coats should be given more attention when they are shedding. Aside from that, the ear passages of these dogs also need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

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Bracco Italiano Heinaaron Gioia di Natale
Heinaaron Gioia di Natale


Bracco Italiano Gunstrux Puppy
Gunstrux Puppy
Bracco Italiano Gunstrux Puppy
Gunstrux Puppy
Photos with thanks to Jo,



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