Italian Pointing Dog

The Italian Braco is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in Italy. They are sleek, muscular dogs with a short, smooth white and orange or white and brown coat. They are known to be affectionate, affectionate and intelligent.

General details

The Italian Braco is a medium-sized dog breed, usually weighing between 25 and 40 kilos and measuring between 58 and 67 centimeters at shoulder height. The average lifespan of this breed is 12 to 14 years. According to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), they belong to category 7, which includes continental pointers.

Breed history in brief

The Italian Braco is a breed of dog that originated in Italy in the 18th century. It is believed to have developed from several European hunting dog breeds, such as the Pointer and the German Shorthaired Pointer. It was originally bred for hunting birds and other small animals. During the Renaissance it was common among aristocratic Italian families. However, Paolo Ciceri, international dog breeder and judge, worked hard to bring the breed back to the standards described. Eventually, it again became a popular breed among Italian hunters and was officially recognized as a dog breed in Italy in the 1940s. Today, Italian Braco Italians are highly prized for their hunting and outdoor sporting abilities, and also as companion pets in active households.

Breed characteristics

The Italian Braco has a muscular and well-proportioned body, with a solid bone structure and a strong, straight back. Its head is proportional to the body and the eyes are large and dark amber in color, with an alert and intelligent expression. The ears are long and fall forward, with a rounded tip. The tail is short and held erect. The coat is short and dense, with a soft, shiny texture, closer to the skin on the head. They can be of various colors, but the most common are orange and white, or brown and white. White is the dominant color and the other two appear as spots. It is a loving and obedient dog, reliable with children. They are dogs that get along well with people and love their owners. His past as a hunter makes him an easy dog to train and teach, but has not made him as needy of activity as other hunting dogs, being calm. He also gets used easily to other animals and has no problems of coexistence.

Common health problems

Like all dog breeds, the Italian Braco is susceptible to certain health problems. Some of the most common health problems in the breed include hip and elbow dysplasia, volvulo-gastric dilatation, entropion and ectropion.

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