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Italian Short-haired Hound

Dog Italian Short-haired Hound

The Italian Short-haired Hound is a breed of hunting dog originating from Italy.

The Italian Short-haired Hound is medium to large in size. Males generally measure between 58 and 64 cm at the withers, while females measure between 54 and 60 cm. The average weight generally varies between 20 and 30 kg.

As its name suggests, the hair is short and short all over the body. The coat can be fawn, brindle, black and tan or tricolor.

The head is proportionate to the body, with a slightly domed skull. The muzzle is of medium length. The eyes are oval shaped, dark in color, and the ears are set high and carried hanging down.

The Italian Short-haired Hound is renowned for its balanced, intelligent and determined character. It is a hunting dog used mainly for hunting large game, including wild boar. As a hunting dog, he needs regular exercise to stay mentally stimulated and physically fit. Walking, running, and following trails are beneficial activities.

He is also described as being loyal to his family, affectionate and sociable. Although he can be independent, he enjoys the company of his family.

This breed is generally robust and healthy. As with all breeds, regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are necessary to maintain health.


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