- Full Name
- Bracco Italiano
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- Life Span
- 10 - 12 years years
- 55 - 88 pounds
Stubborn, Affectionate, Loyal, Playful, Companionable, Trainable
- Bred For
- Versatile gun dog
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Bracco Italiano good with children?
Yes! The Bracco Italiano is naturally friendly with children. As always, socialization is always important, but the Bracco Italiano is an excellent dog for anyone with small children.
Is the Bracco Italiano friendly with strangers?
Yes! The Bracco Italiano is naturally friendly with everyone. As always, socialization is always important, but the Bracco Italiano typically loves everyone they meet
Is the Bracco Italiano friendly with other dogs?
Yes! The Bracco Italiano naturally loves other dogs. As always, socialization is always important, but the Bracco Italiano typically gets along with every dog it meets
Likes to Cuddle
Does the Bracco Italiano like to cuddle?
The Bracco Italiano appreciates affection and that includes kisses and snuggles!
Does the Bracco Italiano like to play?
The Bracco Italiano is always ready for play! It's important to keep in mind, as they need to be stimulated with games and affection throughout the day.
Service Dog Ability
Does the Bracco Italiano make a good service dog?
The Bracco Italiano can be a service dog with the proper training. Bracco Italianos are not the most common service dog, but they certainly can be if their personality matches- smart, patient, and extremely dedicated to their owner.
Ease for Novice
Is the Bracco Italiano good for first-time owners?
The Bracco Italiano is a good breed for first-time owners. A good fit for first-time owners are friendly breeds that are motivated to please their owner. This means they can be trained, and are rarely aggressive and overpowering.
How well can the Bracco Italiano be trained?
The Bracco Italiano is about average when it comes to training potential. The Bracco Italiano can be seen in competitions and can have advanced training, but it would require much dedication and oftentimes professional training.
Amount of Shedding
Does the Bracco Italiano shed a lot?
The Bracco Italiano sheds a lot! They may still shed less than a few other breeds, but be prepared for dog hair throughout the home and on your clothes.
Ease of Grooming
Is the Bracco Italiano easy to groom?
The Bracco Italiano requires an average amount of grooming. Taking your Bracco Italiano to the pet salon will make your life easier, but its possible to groom a Bracco Italiano on your own as well.
Does the Bracco Italiano need a lot of exercise?
The Bracco Italiano needs a daily exercise partner! The Bracco Italiano is best suited for a family where it will get plenty of daily exercise; it has so much energy that exercise is mandatory to avoid destructive behaviors.
How smart is the Bracco Italiano?
The Bracco Italiano has average intelligence. They are smart and witty, but do not need to be constantly challenged mentally, as some other breeds.
Amount of Barking
How much does the Bracco Italiano bark? Does the Bracco Italiano bark too much?
The Bracco Italiano barks an average amount. It can vary widely between Bracco Italianos - some may be much more expressive than others.
Guard Dog Ability
Is the Bracco Italiano a good guard dog?
The Bracco Italiano is not typically used as a guard dog, although they can be alert and oftentimes notify you if there is a stranger at the door or otherwise something to be concerned over.
Tolerates Being Alone
Is the Bracco Italiano good at staying alone? Is the Bracco Italiano independent?
The Bracco Italiano is not very independent and does not do great when left behind for longer than a couple of hours. This is one of the most important things to consider when getting a new dog.
Good for Apartment Living
Is the Bracco Italiano a good apartment dog?
The Bracco Italiano is not a good dog for apartment living for several reasons. It is still possible to make it work if the owner is dedicated to plenty of training and daily exercise, but it may be challenging.
How big is the Bracco Italiano?
The Bracco Italiano is a medium sized dog breed. They can range in size depending on genetics, and males are larger on average than females.
How much does the Bracco Italiano tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Bracco Italiano?
The Bracco Italiano can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
How much does the Bracco Italiano tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Bracco Italiano?
The Bracco Italiano can tolerate cold weather well. Play time in the snow or on particularly cold evenings may need to be limited, but overall they can do well in cold climates.
Potential to Run Away
Does the Bracco Italiano try to run away?
It is natural for the Bracco Italiano to run away. They are easily distracted and excited, so the urge to run away should be expected and prepared for- a fenced yard is important.
Is the Bracco Italiano a healthy dog? The health of a Bracco Italiano should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
The Bracco Italiano has many health problems that should be considered. The Bracco Italiano can still live a perfectly healthy life, but it's important to consider all of these health risks ahead of time.
How energetic is the Bracco Italiano?
It seems like the Bracco Italiano never runs out of energy. If you are looking for a 5 AM run partner, the Bracco Italiano is your dog! A dog's energy level is one of the most important considerations when getting a new dog, and we would only recommend the Bracco Italiano for a family where it will get plenty of exercise.
Amount of Drooling
How much does the Bracco Italiano drool?
The Bracco Italiano drools an average amount- typically only after heavy exercise or if you are eating their favorite human food in front of them.
Does the Bracco Italiano have a large prey drive? Does the Bracco Italiano like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
The Bracco Italiano has some prey drive, so should not be left alone with very small animals such as birds, mice, or gerbils, but with some gradual introduction should be fine living with a cat in the same home.
Is the Bracco Italiano atheltic?
The Bracco Italiano is a true athlete. The Bracco Italiano is both fast, strong, and has a ton of endurance that suits it well for runs, hikes, and even marathons!
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The Bracco Italiano is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Sporting dog breed group.
Sporting group: Sporting dogs are the natural athletes of the dog world. They have high energy, and always look to be stimulated with some activity or challenge. These dogs thrive in the outdoors- particularly the woods and the water. Sporting dogs include the best swimming dogs, retrieving dogs, and other field activities. They have traditionally been bred to assist hunters find and retrieve birds and other smaller hunting game. Sporting dogs are not known as guard dogs, but because of their alertness and loyalty to their family, with proper training they can be good home protectors as well. Over the years they have become extremely well-rounded, so with plenty of exercise can make excellent home companions. They are willing to please their owners, so if you put the time into training and exercise you will be rewarded with an amazing dog.
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