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Segugio Italiano Puppies
Description: The Segugio Italiano is medium-sized, lightly built, square in outline. Gentle, affectionate, even tempered, is equally good as a working dog and companion. Ancestry going back to the coursing hounds of the early Egyptians, Mastiff blood was introduced to the Segugio Italiano to give more bulk. With long legs, like those of a sighthound and a head more like that of a scent hound, the beauty of the breed was highly regarded during the Italian Renaissance. This breed has an exceptional sense of smell and shows interest not only in the capture but also in the kill of prey.
Other Names: Italian Segugio, Segugio, Italian Hound
Height: 19 - 23 inches
Colors: Black/tan or any shade from
deep red to wheaten. White makings on head, chest, feet and tip of tail
Temperament: Sociable and even-tempered
fellow who is generally reliable with children and who gets along well with
other dogs. As with most hounds he thrives on companionship and he enjoys
the comforts of home. He needs to be regarded as one of the family and not
shut out in the yard or left alone for long periods of time. If deprived
of company and interaction with his people he will become bored and miserable,
with consequent behavioral problems such as digging, escape attempts and
nuisance barking - and his lovely voice may seem less than harmonious to
Care and Training: The coat requires
only minimal maintenance, a weekly brushing to remove dead coat; the addition
of boiled linseed oil to his feed will bring out the lovely gleam of the
black and tan coloration.
Activity: Long walks every day to keep their minds alert and active. Caution is needed with off-lead exercise in case the drive to hunt should make them wander, but if a safe area can be found the opportunity to gallop around and investigate interesting scents is exciting for them. The canine sport of tracking is an excellent way to provide an outlet for their energy, to engage the mind, and to allow them to use their superb nose. They also enjoy swimming and retrieving .
Special Needs: Fenced yard, leash,
socialization and training.
Health Issues: No known hereditary disorders. May be susceptible to gastric dilitation volvulus (GDV), bloat.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years
Country of Origin: Italy
Registries: AKC, FCI, KC
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