Cirneco dell'Etna

KC Pedigree, Medium Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

This Sicilian rabbit hunter has been on the island for at least 2,500 years, featuring on hundreds of Sicilian coins in that time. The Cirneco is very similar to the larger Pharaoh Hound, from the neighbouring island of Malta.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Pointy dog' fans with tall fences. Not only is this a keen runner, but also an accomplished climber!

Not the best for ...

Bunny lovers. Don't be surprised if the Cirneco brings back rabbits or squirrels on walks.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Medium Large
A bit smaller than a Labrador

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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