Bracco Italiano

Also Called: Italian Pointer Italian Pointing Dog

Bracco Italiano
Affection Level Balanced
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Medium

The Bracco Italiano is an ancient Italian mountain hunting dog that is an expert pointer and retriever. It has a muscular body and an abundant double coat that is solid brown, solid white, white with liver, or liver with white in color. The Bracco Italiano is sociable with people and also loves to please its owners.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Sporting
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Height: Large
  • Weight: Medium
  • Coat: Double
  • Coat Colors: Brown,White,Liver,White and Liver
  • Litter Size: 4-8
  • Family: Sight Hounds
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC, FSS, UKC
  • Size: Large

Training and Care

The Bracco Italiano requires consistent, fair discipline and routine training throughout its life. To be successful, reward-based training is an effective and recommended method. A Bracco can also benefit from daily exercise, such as walks, jogs, or play activities, as it needs physical and mental stimulation.

Diet and Nutrition

The Bracco Italiano is a medium-sized breed that requires a high-quality diet with appropriate calorie and protein levels for its size and activity level. It is best to offer two meals a day and avoid overfeeding.

Health Problems

The Bracco Italiano is a generally healthy breed, but is prone to hip dysplasia, ear infections, eye problems, and skin allergies. It is important to have your Bracco Italiano evaluated periodically by a veterinarian to detect any health issues.

Breed History

The Bracco Italiano breed is one of the oldest Italian traditional hunting dogs. It is believed to have been developed from crosses between native dogs in Italy and hounds that were brought by the Roman legions. For centuries it has been used to hunt birds, game, and large game like wild boar.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Bracco Italianos can be purchased from a reputable breeder or adopted from a local rescue organization. It is highly recommended that you do proper research when looking to purchase or adopt a Bracco Italiano to make sure you are getting one bred and socialized properly.

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