Bracco Italiano

Similar to the Bloodhound and Basset, the Italian Pointer has long ears and a distinctive head shape. With a fine, short coat this breed is low maintenance in the grooming area. Pointers have strong bodies and love to hunt but are also ready for a cuddle.

 

 

Other Names
Italian Pointer
Country of Origin
Italy
Colour
Colour options include: white and orange, chestnut and white or a combination of orange and roan.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
Pointers typically measure between 55 - 67cms and weigh between 25 - 40kgs.
Health
The Bracco Italiano appears to be a healthy breed that suffers from few health problems. It is best to purchase a puppy from stock that has been hip and eye tested.
Life Span
12-13 years
Intelligence
If trained in a gentle and consistent manner from a young age, there should normally be no issues when training this dog. Pointers love to please!
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

Nutrition is important to ensure early development of joins and bones. As adults they are generally good eaters.

 

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
This breed loves long walks, countryside runs, playing games and swimming. With regular exercise Pointers are generally quite calm but can become boisterous if not given the chance to run around.
Ailments
The Bracco Italiano appears to be a healthy breed that suffers from few health problems. It is best to purchase a puppy from stock that has been hip and eye tested.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

The use of a grooming mitt a couple of times a week is the only grooming this breed requires.

 

 

Grooming Frequency
A couple of times a week
Trimming
None
Bracco Italianos have been recognised in paintings and text from the 4th and 5th Centuries BC. They were further developed as hunters and trackers in Italy in the 1700s. Pointers arrived in England in the late 1980s although are not a popular breed in that region to this day. Although not officially recorded by the American Kennel Club, the Pointer was invited to compete in AKC competitions from 2010.


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