Bracco Italiano

Bracco Italiano

Bracco Italiano


The Italian breed, Bracco Italiano, became very endangered back in the 20th century. Though they are no longer at risk of extinction, they are a very rare find in the United States. They were prided on their superior abilities at hunting for poultry producing animals, such as chickens and ducks.


The Bracco Italiano is much more suitable to outdoor living. They love to be outside and wander freely. They expend a large amount of energy on a daily basis. When cooped up in small spaces, the dog can become destructive and hyper active. They will find something to do whether something is really there or not.


The Bracco Italiano is somewhat prone to bloating. Try to minimize bloating and stomach cramping by browsing for food that is made for dogs with sensitive stomachs. If they are faced with bloating or cramping, they can become very moody puppies, indeed. Otherwise, all other concerns center on the dog's coat.


The Bracco Italiano is primarily white with tan or red markings, and is a decently large size. The body of this breed is a strong one. Their build is muscular, but their skin is a bit flabby looking. Don't be deceived by the look of the skin. The muscles underneath hold great power.


Though the Bracco Italiano has a shiny coat, it is actually somewhat coarse in texture. Their coat must be maintained with a firm bristle brush. There is no set bathing routine to follow with this breed. You need only bathe the dogs when they dirty themselves. These dogs are normal shedders.


Though the Bracco Italiano may always hold a serious expression and seem more like an old business dog, but this dog actually has a very sweet and gentle nature. They are fully capable of getting along with other dogs, and older children. They are very loyal to their human families, and will guard them with love and bravery.


Bracco Italiano dogs are not hard to train so long as you are devoted to the task. They can be taught, but they can also be very stubborn, which may make the training process last much longer to reach complete effectiveness than it would for most other dogs. Start early, and don't be too harsh.