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Bracco Italiano

Distinguished heavyweight

Breed
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Pointing Dogs
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Original Name : Bracco Italiano

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 22¾-26½ inches

Male weight : 55-89 lbs depending on height

Female size : 21½-24½ inches

Female weight : 55-89 lbs depending on height

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Italy

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Hardy and adapted to all types of hunting, Bracco Italianos are reliable pointers with an excellent sense of smell, docile and easy to train.

Head+

Angular and narrow at the zygomatic arches, length 2/5 that of the height at the withers.

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Body+

Two-part topline: the first, from the withers to the eleventh dorsal vertebra is oblique, virtually straight; the second, to the croup, is slightly convex.

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Coat+

White, white with orange or lighter or darker amber patches of varied size, white with more or less large chestnut patches, white speckled with pale orange, white speckled with chestnut.

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Ears+

Reaching to the end of the nose without being stretched when properly developed, at least half as broad as they are long.

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Tail+

Strong at the base, straight, tapering slightly, covered with short hair.

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Hair+

Short, dense, glossy, finer and smooth on head, ears, rear of the legs and feet.

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A veteran breed of Italian origin, used as a bird dog, the Bracco Italiano has developed through the centuries. At one time used in hunting with nets, these dogs are now adept at following the gun. Fourteenth century frescos provide hard evidence of the breed’s long history, clearly showing animals with the same morphology and hunting skills.Bracco Italianos are vigorous dogs that are robustly and harmoniously built, preferably with lean legs, well developed muscles and clearly defined outlines. Their head is well sculptured, with clear chiseling around the lower part of the eye sockets, contributing to their distinguished look.

Did you know ?

With their hound-like bone structure and build, Bracco Italianos are one of the oldest dog breeds, with mentions in writings going back to the 15th century.

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