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Bracco Italiano

A great personality! (other names: Italian Pointer, Italian Setter, Italian Pointing Dog)

Bracco Italiano
origin:Italia
life expectancy:12 - 13 years
classification:Gun dog
height:55 to 67 cm
weight:25 to 40 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Easyfeeding: Mediumsize: Medium
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History [ edit ]

The Bracco Italiano is one of the only two native Italian Gundog breeds and was very popular in Italy during the Renaissance. Its was developped in Piedmont and Lombardy in the early part of the 17th century. Some opinate that  it is a result of crosses  between the Segugio and an ancient Asiatic mastiff, others say that it descends from the St. Hubert Hound, while others claim that it is an ancient breed that came about from crossing a mastiff type dog with an Egyptian coursing with writings about it dating back to the fourth and fifth centuries B.C. After the Renaissance the popularity of the Bracco Italiano declined considerably, but recently it caught the attention of some breeders both in Italy and in other countries of the European Union and it