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Cirneco dell'Etna Puppies
Description: Almost identical to the Pharaoh Hound, the Cirneco dell'Etna has a similar history as well. The Cirneco dell'Etna, or Sicilian Hound, is a rare dog not commonly seen out of its native island, Sicily. They are smaller in size, with very short, glossy and harsh to the touch fur. They are thinly wired, with evenly distributed muscles, such as a greyhound. One of the ancient sight hounds, Cirneco dell'Etnas are excellent at catching their prey. They can sneak up to small animals, even birds, in total silence and snatch them from their hiding place. They were once used to hunt rabbit and other small game. They have excellent noses and almond-shaped, deep set eyes. Their eyes range from yellow to hazel brown color. Their appearance is one of wisdom and understanding, with high pointing erect ears and a thin face. Cirneco dell'Etnas will adapt to companion if needed, but does not readily adapt to other dogs and children. Cirneco dell'Etnas will sleep outdoors contentedly, keeping watch for you throughout the night.
Other Names: Sicilian Hound, Cirneco
Type: Sight Hound
16.5 - 20 inches. Females: 16.5 - 18 inches; Males: 18 - 20 inches.
Colors: Any shade
of fawn, with white markings on the chest acceptable. They may also come in
white, or white with orange markings.
quiet companion, the Cirneco dell'Etna it lively and friendly towards family.
They do not warm up quickly to other children or strange pets, though. They
are not easy to train, but are content with sitting outside to watch the yard
for intruders. Cirneco dell'Etnas were said to have "a supernatural instinct
to attack the sacrilegious and thief but to welcome enthusiastically the devout"
when guarding the temple in Ardano, Sicily. They are agile, swift, and hardy.
They are rustic in nature with a strong personality. They can be affectionate,
happy, and not usually aggressive. They are usually reserved with strangers,
and require firm training from puppyhood.
Sicilian Hounds are very alert and watchful.
Care and Training:
Cirneco dell'Etnas do not require much grooming. Their coat needs little attention,
as it is very short. Training is difficult with this breed, but watchdog capabilities
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
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