Get to know the Cirneco Dell’Etna
All you need to know about the breed
The Cirneco dell’Etna is a striking dog with ears that always stand to attention and an athletic, graceful body. They are the smaller version of their canine cousins, Pharaoh Hounds. To say they are one of the oldest dog breeds out there, they look incredible for their age.
An independent spirit and alert manner point to their hunting heritage, but the Cirneco dell’Etna has evolved into a gentle family dog with a playful temperament. Early socialisation and training will help your Cirneco dell’Etna to feel comfortable around new people, children, and other dogs. Smaller, furry animals will be more of a problem due the breed’s prey drive.
When it comes to living conditions for your Cirneco dell’Etna, ideally they will have access to space so that they can move around as they please. A house with a back garden (enclosed, of course) would be ideal. But your Cirneco dell’Etna will be content in an apartment, so long as they are getting enough exercise outside. Daily walks or jogs (30-60 minutes) are a great way to keep your Cirneco dell’Etna in trim shape. They have a prey drive so keep them on a leash outdoors (with a firm grip), to prevent unfortunate accidents involving small animals.
The Cirneco dell’Etna adores spending as much time as possible with their humans - and cuddling - but are in no way clingy or needy. This is a dog that will return your affection (and then some) while helping you to lead an active lifestyle. Win-Win.
2 facts about Cirneco Dell’Etna Dogs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Cirneco Dell’Etna