Italian Braque

Other name: Bracco Italiano

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The Italian Shorthaired Pointer is a large hunting dog with a strong and harmonious build. Releasing an impression of power, it is characterized by a well-developed musculature and a rather large head.

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Hair type Short
Origin Italy
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 40 kg From 55 cm to 62 cm
Male From 25 kg to 40 kg From 58 cm to 67 cm
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History of the breed

the   Italian Braque   is of Italian origin and very old . It is depicted in various frescoes from the 14th century , some believe it dates back to the Greco Latin era. He quickly established himself as a versatile hunting dog, showing himself to his advantage both in net hunting parties and in report and stop. the Braque Italien quickly arrived in France, but it was abandoned by many hunters in favor of British pointers. The breed of the Italian Shorthaired Pointer was definitively recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) on June 7, 1956.

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Physical features

His hair: short, dense, shiny. Even shorter on the head and ears.
Its color: white with orange to brown markings and variegation.
His head: rather large and angular. The length of the skull and that of the muzzle are equal. Seen in profile, the skull is very arched. The occipital protuberance is pronounced, unlike the stop. The nose is voluminous with well open nostrils, pink to brown in color.
Its ears: long, closely attached, carried rather backwards and with rounded ends.
His eyes: rather large, more or less dark in color and displaying a gentle expression.
His body: solidly and harmoniously built. The neck is powerful and the withers are well defined. The rump is long and strong.
Its tail: thick at its base, tapering towards its end, covered with a short hair, carried horizontally when the dog is in action or in quest.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Italian Braque   is an alert , intelligent , affectionate and energetic dog. Hard, suitable for all types of hunting, it is known to be reliable and docile . Initially specializing in game birds, the Italian Pointer then established itself as a versatile hunting dog , gifted both for stopping and for reporting. In family, he is a pleasant companion for all his relatives, whether they are congeners, humans or other animals.

Education…
Endowed with remarkable comprehension skills and very attached to his teacher, the Italian Braque is a relatively easy dog to train. It must be done with firmness and gentleness.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Italian Braque   is made to live in the countryside and to enjoy maximum space and freedom. He can adapt to an urban lifestyle if he is sufficiently walked and stimulated.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

the   Italian Braque   is a strong and resistant dog. However, there are predispositions to certain diseases or abnormalities in this breed. They are mainly dermatological .

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

NC

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends an Italian Braque dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

The life expectancy of an Italian Shorthaired Pointer is, on average, less than 0 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

Due to its short hair, the   Braque Italien is easy to maintain . Its care must nevertheless be carried out on a regular basis to ensure its good appearance and health.

Exits…
the   Italian Braque   needs to work out on a daily basis. Long and frequent outings are recommended , but it is best to avoid activities that are too intensive so as not to put excessive strain on your joints.

Hygiene…
The hair of the Italian Shorthaired Pointer should be brushed once or twice a week in order to preserve its cleanliness and shine. The inside of his ears should be inspected systematically after outings, especially in wooded areas. They are to be cleaned regularly.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
1000 €
Maxi
1200 €

The purchase price of an Italian Shorthaired Pointer is between 1000 € and 1200 €.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
NC
Maxi
NC

The annual maintenance cost of an Italian Shorthaired Pointer is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale

Others

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– Active: the owner must be energetic and dynamic to live in harmony with his dog.
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