Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog)

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Life expectancy

The Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog) has a life expectancy of between 10 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 24 in
Male Between 23 and 26 in

Adult weight

Female Between 55 and 88 lb
Male Between 55 and 88 lb
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Purchase price

The Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog) costs between £1050 and £1200

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More details about the Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog)

Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog): Origins and history

This is an ancient breed, mainly selected from the North of Italy, this dog was around in the Middle ages and common during the Renaissance. Brunetto Latini described the Bracco Italiano as orange and white in 1260. Their direct ancestors probably come from the Oysel dog, a hunting dog that has been around since the second Crusade. The breed was officially recognised by the FCI in 1956.

FCI classification of the Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog)

  • Group 7 - Pointing Dogs

  • Section 1 : Continental Pointing Dogs

Training a Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog)

Originally, because of poor breeding choices, the Bracco Italiano had a reputation for being stubborn and difficult to train. Today, it’s another story, they are very docile, remarkably intelligent and are quick to understand.

However, they are still hunting dogs! With working dogs, nothing is 100% guaranteed. It is important to always stay vigilant, give regular top-up training sessions, and continue to educate them in a way that stimulates them physically and mentally.

Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing dog): Purchase price

The price of a Bracco Italiano varies according to their origins, age and sex. There are not many puppies registered at the Kennel club, so if you are looking to purchase a Bracco Italiano, you might be on a waiting list. They cost on average between £1050 - £1200. 

The average budget needed to meet the needs of a dog of this size is about £45 / month.

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