Bracco Italiano

Also known as: Italian Pointer

Breed origin: Italy
Original purpose: Drive game into nets.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 55 to 88 lbs
Size: Height: males 22¾ to 26¼ inches; females 21½ to 24½ inches
Color: Orange and white, orange roan, chestnut and white, or chestnut roan.

Life span: 10 to 14 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Bracco Italian is tough and adapted to all types of hunting. They are reliable, docile, and quick to learn. They thrive on human companionship and make an affectionate and loyal family dog, but do best if given a job to do such as traditional 'gundog' work, obedience, or agility. They are highly trainable, but because they can be stubborn and because of their large size and high energy level, are unsuitable for most first-time dog owners.

Good with other dogs? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

Protective? No

OK for inexperienced owners? No

OK in apartments? Possible but only if you can provide adequate exercise.

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, agility

Recommended books for further reading:

Bracco Italiano (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Juliette Cunliffe
Published in 2003
158 pages

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Bracco Italiano Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page

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