Bracco Italiano Dog Breed Facts & Information

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Adopting a dog is a big commitment and you need to find the right breed that fits your lifestyle. It's important to note traits like size, energy level, and personality when finding the perfect dog for you! Researching different breeds is a great way to start off the adoption process!

If you have the right kind of life for an active, smart, and loving, then you might want to consider the Bracco Italiano.

The Basics

The Bracco Italiano is a medium to a large-sized dog with an adult weighing 33-88 pounds, according to The American Kennel Club. Bracco Italianos can be up to 26 inches tall. Life expectancy of the Bracco Italiano is 13 years.


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The History

This dog, of Italian origin, was used for bird hunting originally. This breed is considered ancient and appears in many paintings and texts since the 4th and 5th centuries B.C.


On February 19, 1949, the definitive standard was developed by the Italian Kennel Club.

The Bracco Italiano is in the company of the pointer, vizsla, and golden retriever in the sporting dog group!

The Personality

Bracco Italiano are intelligent, faithful and loving dogs. They get along very well with children and other dogs.

They do have an active personality, so an owner with time and patience to exercise this dog properly will be needed.


The Appearance

The Bracco Italiano is large, strong, and muscular. They also have a fine, short coat. They have a distinctively shaped head, long ears, and well-developed jowls, resembling the bloodhound and basset.


Bracco Italiano essential facts:

  • Personality: Active, smart, loving
  • Energy Level: Medium energy
  • Barking Level: Barks when necessary
  • Shedding: Occasional
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Trainability: Responds well
  • Height: up to 26 inches
  • Weight: up to 88 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 13 years

Interested in other breeds? Check out this article about working dogs or this list of short hair dog breeds.