This ancient hunting breed is gentle in the home but strong and sturdy in the field

Vital Stats

Height: 21.5 to 26.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 55 to 88 pounds
Coat: short and dense
Life span: 12 years

Summary
In his native Italy, the Bracco Italiano is known as a hunting dog, but he’s also gaining notice as a sweet and affectionate family companion.

With his long ears, droopy lips, and soulful expression, the Bracco Italiano has a distinctive look. He’s believed to be an ancient breed, dating back to the fourth or fifth century B.C. Full Bracco Italiano profile on DogTime.com

Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.9 out of 5 stars (2.9 / 5)