Segugio Italiano

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Segugio Italiano History

The Segugio Italiano is another name for an Italian Greyhound. The Segugio Italiano is a medium-sized, long-legged, slim, elegant sighthound. The Segugio Italiano is an elegant, slender, and graceful greyhound. The Segugio originates from Italy, where it is called the Stradiota. The word “Segovia” means “from Segovia” in Spanish, and “Segovia” is the name of a city in Spain. The Segugio is a smaller version of the racing Greyhound, and is descended from the Sarda, a primitive sighthound that lived and hunted in the Apennine Mountains in southern and central Italy. The Segugio was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1984.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin



Tesem, Irish Wolfhound, Mastiff

Segugio Italiano Physical Characteristics

The Segugio Italiano is a small, tall, medium-boned, long-coated breed of hunting hound. The breed originated in Italy. There is no common agreement on the exact date of its formation, but there is evidence that it has existed for several centuries. The Segugio Italiano is a medium-sized, a perky, elegant, and robust-looking sighthound that can reach a height of 22 inches at the withers and weigh between 34 and 50 lb. It has a short, thick, curly and harsh, weatherproof double coat. The hair on the face, neck, and throat is short and thicker, and the hair on the ears, legs, and tail is longer. The tail is carried over the back. The head is of moderate length, and the skull is flat and broad. The muzzle is broad, with a scissors bite. The nose is usually dark. The eyes are dark and almond-shaped. The ears are small, V-shaped, and erect. The feet are compact with hard, tight pads.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, Fawn, Red, Pied

Height Range

Male Height Range: 20 – 30 inches

Female Height Range: 19 – 28 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 39 – 62 lbs

Female Weight Range: 37 – 60 lbs

Segugio Italiano Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Segugio Italiano Health Concerns

None Known, Ear Infections

Segugio Italiano Temperament and Behaviour

The Segugio Italiano is a lively, playful, and active dog that is intelligent, independent, and courageous. They are wary of strangers, but get along well with children and other household animals. They are highly trainable and excel at just about any type of canine competition.

Segugio Italiano Activity Requirements

The Segugio Italiano is an Italian hunting dog that originated in the 18th century. They are strong, smart, and loyal companions. Most Segugio Italians will need about two hours of activity each day. This can include anything from running to hiking and playing. Although they are an active and energetic breed, they are also alert and protective. The Segugio Italiano is an intelligent, independent breed that excels in many tasks. They are capable of being trained for a variety of jobs, from search and rescue to drug detection. The Segugio Italiano is best suited to a home with plenty of space where they can run around. If you live in an apartment, the Segugio may not be the breed of choice for you. They need room to play and a job to do.

Miles Per Day

16 miles

Activity Per Day

120 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Segugio Italiano is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Segugio Italiano is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Segugio Italiano is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Segugio Italiano is part of the Unclassified group.

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