Cirneco dell'Etna
Italia FCI 199 . Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Cirneco del Etna

This lively and friendly Sicilian Greyhound is an excellent companion and guardian that requires regular exercise – 20 a 30 minutes a day –

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History

The “Cirneco dell'Etna“, also it is known as the Sicilian Greyhound, it can resemble a small Pharaoh Hound, but it is a different breed of Italian origin, with its own color markings, shaped tail and ears in a triangle. Named after Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, where their ancestors hunted rabbits and hares. Lurks silently, So you can even sneak up on birds.

A dog of the Mediterranean of ancient origin that probably descended from hunting dogs that existed at the time of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt and were introduced to the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians, Sicily as the region chosen for adoption. Evidence of the presence of the Cirneco on the island is given by its representation in currencies, engravings and mosaics that date back many centuries BC and was always considered the oldest hunting dog, select and highly respected.

Today, This rare breed is predominantly a family companion.

Physical characteristics

It is primitive and elegant shapes and graceful. Their size is medium and compact body, robust with a thin layer of hair and ears pricked, always alert. Its structure is sub longilinear.

Thanks to his innate athletic ability, It has a natural agility and ability to run after a complaint. The Cirneco It has a reputation for being easier to train than others hounds, provided that the training sessions are short.

SIZE AND WEIGHT:

Height to the cross: Males: 46 – 50 cm.. Females: 44 – 48 cm.. tolerance 2 cm below the minimum and above the maximum height. Weight: Males: 10 – 13 kg. Females: 8 – 11 kg.

Character and skills

The breed standard requires that the Cirneco be alert and be gentle, with an independent temperament. In this curious and playful greyhound loves to be with people. It's also smart and trainable, especially if positive reinforcement techniques are used as praise, games and goodies. Although small, the Cirneco is a hunter by nature. Always keep a tight leash, If you see a hare, the chase. However, tone stern voice should be enough to get him back.

Start training your puppy the day you bring it home. Even at eight weeks old, He is able to absorb everything you can teach him. Do not wait until you have 6 months to start training him or you'll have to deal with a more stubborn dog. If possible, take it to school for puppies when you 10 or 12 weeks of age, y socialize, socialize, socialize. However, Note that many kinds of training puppies require certain vaccinations (such as kennel cough) are a day, and many veterinarians recommend limited exposure to dogs and other public places until vaccines puppies (including rabies, distemper and parvovirus) They are completed. Instead of formal training, you can start training your puppy to socialize at home and among family and friends until immunizations are completed in the puppy.

Health

As there are so few of these dogs, Little is known about the health of Cirnechi. In general, They seem to be a tough race, but they can suffer muscle injuries and the toes to the running. A reputable breeder will show potential health problems, including any conditions have noticed in their own lines.

Careful breeders their dogs examined for genetic diseases, and only raise better-looking specimens, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas and a puppy can develop a genetic condition. In the majority of cases, still you can live a good life, thanks to advances in veterinary medicine. And remember that you have the power to protect your Cirneco one of the most common health problems: the obesity. It keep a proper weight is a simple way to extend the life of its Cirneco.

Grooming

The Cirneco has a bright coat, brown to brown, it is easy to care: Brush him every week using a glove dog or a rubber brush hair. If you constantly brush, You should not need a bath too often.

The rest are taken care routine: Often brush their teeth with a toothpaste pet approved by the veterinarian for general good health and fresh breath, and cut nails every week or two.

Ratings of the Cirneco dell'Etna

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Cirneco dell'Etna” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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Images of the Cirneco dell'Etna

1. Cirneco dell’Etna during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
2. Cirneco Dell Etna by Jan Eduard
3. Cirneco dell’Etna during International show of dogs in Katowice – Saucer, Poland by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
4. Cirneco dell’Etna during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Pleple2000 / CC BY-SA
5. Cirneco dell’Etna by Night-thing (Flickr)
6. Cirneco by Oknolaz / CC BY-SA

Videos of the Cirneco dell'Etna

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 5 –> Spitz and primitive types. / Section 7 –> Primitive type Hunting Dogs. With working trial in Italy.
  • FCI 199
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , ​KC , UKC
  • Standard FCI Cirneco dell'Etna race
  • Etna Cirneco FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Cirneco (English).
    2. Cirneco (French).
    3. Cirneco (German).
    4. Cirneco (Portuguese).
    5. Cirneco (Spanish).

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