Bracco Italiano

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Bracco Italiano History

The Bracco Italiano is a medium-sized, short-haired, hound-type gundog. The Bracco Italiano is a versatile gundog that excels at tracking, obedience, and agility. The Bracco Italiano is descended from the now-extinct Large Munsterlander, which was developed in Thuringia, Germany in the late 18th century. The Large Munsterlander was crossed with local hounds to form the modern Bracco, which gained international recognition in 1966, when it was admitted to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The Bracco is a tireless hunter, and is very loyal to its master and family. The hardy Bracco is playful and affectionate towards children and other dogs.

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Bracco Italiano Physical Characteristics

The Bracco Italiano is a small, medium-size breed of hunting and guard dogs. These dogs are agile, intelligent, and stubborn. They are brave and alert and make good watch dogs. They have a round head, large muzzle, dark, almond-shaped eyes, and a thick, feathered tail. Their thick, double coat is white with reddish-brown markings on the face, ears, legs, and tail.

Eye Colors

Blue, Brown

Nose Colors

Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

White, Brown, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 23 – 36 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 34 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 88 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 88 lbs

Bracco Italiano Health

Description of breed health.


12-13 yrs

Bracco Italiano Health Concerns

Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Kidney Problems, Entropion, Ectropion, Bloat

Bracco Italiano Temperament and Behaviour

The Bracco Italiano is a playful, loving and outgoing breed. They are social and friendly, and often get along well with people, of all ages. They are gentle and sensitive, and can sometimes get along with other household animals.

Bracco Italiano Activity Requirements

The Italian Greyhound is known by many different names, including the Calcinari, the Copriletto, and the Piccolo Levriero. Regardless of the name, this is a small, sleek, elegant dog with a distinctive silhouette. Their beauty and grace make them a popular pet, but their intelligence makes them an excellent choice for activities that require some training. If you are looking for a high-energy companion, a Bracco Italiano is not likely the puppy for you. They do, however, require a certain amount of activity. They are also very intelligent and do well with challenging games and tricks. Their graceful beauty, small size, and affinity for people also make them excellent therapy dogs.

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Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Bracco Italiano is part of the Sporting group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Bracco Italiano is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Recognized by the Australian National Kennel Council

Bracco Italiano is part of the Gundog group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bracco Italiano is part of the Unclassified group.

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