About the Cirneco Dell'Etna

These primitive-type dogs of elegant, slender lines and medium size are robust and resistant and not at all cumbersome. The square body, lightly built, is covered in fine hair.

This is a rare breed, which is mainly found in its native region. The standard was recognised by the F.C.I. in 1989.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Italy
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FCI Group 5, AKC Hound Group
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Determined / Loving / Gentle / Loyal

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  • Enjoys training
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise