Cirneco dell’Etna

  • Size

    Medium
  • Height

    Females – 16 ½ to 19 inches; Males – 18 to 19 ½ inches
  • Weight

    Females – 20 pounds; Males – 23 pounds
  • Coat

    Short
  • Color

    Light to dark shades of tan or chestnut
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Hunting, tracking, retrieving, agility, obedience, conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

An ancient Sicilian breed, the Cirneco dell’Etna originated 2,500 years ago as a hardy hunting dog in Egypt before being transported to the Mediterranean basin by the Phoenicians. The breed, whose origins are similar to those of the Pharaoh Hound, evolved by adapting to the environment. Friendly and affectionate, the Cirneco dell’Etna is an excellent family companion. The breed’s intelligent and inquisitive nature makes daily physical exercise and mental stimulation a must. His sleek coat only needs occasional grooming.

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