Bracco Italiano

In his native Italy, the Bracco Italiano is known as a hunting dog breed, but he’s also gaining notice as a sweet and affectionate family companion. With his long ears, droopy lips, and soulful expression, the Bracco Italiano has a distinctive look. He’s believed to be an ancient breed, dating back to the fourth or fifth century B.C.

See below for complete list of Bracco Italiano characterisctics!

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Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability

Adapts Well to Apartment Living
1
Good For Novice Owners
2
Sensitivity Level
4
Tolerates Being Alone
3
Tolerates Cold Weather
3
Tolerates Hot Weather
3

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate with Family
5
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs
3
Dog Friendly
5
Friendly Toward Strangers
3

Health Grooming

Amount Of Shedding
3
Drooling Potential
3
Easy To Groom
5
General Health
2
Potential For Weight Gain
3
Size
4

Trainability

Easy To Train
3
Intelligence
4
Potential For Mouthiness
3
Prey Drive
5
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
2
Wanderlust Potential
3

Exercise Needs

Energy Level
4
Intensity
4
Exercise Needs
5
Potential For Playfulness
3

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
33 to 88 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 13 years

More About This Breed

  • In his homeland of Italy, the Bracco (plural is Bracchi) is primarily a hunting dog, but people are starting to discover that this attractive dog with the noble appearance and pleasant personality is also an excellent companion and show dog.

    Also known as the Italian Pointer, the Bracco is capable of all types of hunting and both points and retrieves. In the home, he's calm and sweet. Train this intelligent dog with gentleness and consistency and he'll always aim to please, but sharp corrections will cause him to stop trying. Ever alert, he'll probably bark when people approach the home, but he's too gentle to make a guard dog. The Bracco is accepting of other people and dogs, children, and even cats if he's raised with them.

  • Size

    Males stand about 23 to 26 inches at the shoulder, females stand 22 to 24 inches. Weight ranges between 55 and 88 pounds, depending on height.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    The Bracco's short, dense, shiny coat can be white; white with orange or dark amber markings; white with chestnut markings; white with speckled pale orange markings; or white with roan-chestnut markings. A weekly once-over with a grooming mitt is all that's needed to keep him looking sharp.