Bracco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano[a] is an Italian breed of pointing dog.

Bracco Italiano
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Other names
  • Italian Pointer
  • Italian Pointing Dog
OriginItaly
Traits
Height Dogs preferred: 58–67 cm (23–26 in)[1]
Bitches preferred: 55–62 cm (22–24 in)[1]
Weight 25–40 kg (55–88 lb)[1]
Coat short, dense and glossy
Colour
  • white
  • white with orange, amber or chestnut markings
Kennel club standards
Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

HistoryEdit

The first dog registered by the Kennel Club Italiano, founded in 1882, was a Bracco Italiano.[2] Early in 1949 a breed standard was approved by the Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana, and later the same year a breed society, the Società Amatori Bracco Italiano, was formed.[3][4] The breed was fully accepted by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 1956.[5]

In the 41 years from 1970 to 2011, a total of 24,613 of the dogs were registered.[3] From 2010 to 2018 there were approximately 700 new registrations per year in Italy, of which in every year the majority were of white-and-orange colouration.[6]

DescriptionEdit

The Bracco Italiano is roughly square in outline – the height at the withers is almost as great as the length of the body. The head is large, with long ears and long upper lips that hang below the lower jaw.[7]

The coat is dense and short. It may be white, or white with patches of either orange or brown, or white with orange or brown roaning. Any other colour, including black or tricolour markings, is considered disqualifying fault.[7] The most usual colours are bianco-arancio (white-and-orange) and roano-marrone (liver roan).[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Italian pronunciation: [ˈbrakko itaˈljaːno]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Bracco Italiano (in Italian). Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana. Accessed July 2020.
  2. ^ Cenni storici (in Italian). Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana. Accessed July 2020.
  3. ^ a b Francesca Cecchi, Gisella Paci, Andrea Spaterna, Roberta Ciampolini (2013). Genetic Variability in Bracco Italiano Dog Breed Assessed by Pedigree Data. Italian Journal of Animal Science 12 (3): e54. doi:10.4081/ijas.2013.e54. (subscription required).
  4. ^ Storia (in Italian). Società Amatori Bracco Italiano. Accessed July 2020.
  5. ^ FCI breeds nomenclature: Bracco Italiano. Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Accessed July 2020.
  6. ^ a b Bracco Italiano (in Italian). Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana. Accessed July 2020.
  7. ^ a b FCI-Standard N° 202: Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointing Dog). Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Accessed July 2020.