Get to know the Italian Short-Haired Segugio
All you need to know about the breed
Despite their millennia-old reputation as a formidable hunter, the Italian Short-Haired Segugio now enjoys great appreciation as a gentle, protective companion capable of adapting to just about any lifestyle and owner provided they get physical and mental exercise in equal measure.
Like their rough-haired cousins, the Italian Short-Haired Segugio is an athletic breed capable of tracking a scent for hours… and hours. Yet, with all that energy to burn, they can also be content to relax indoors with you and any other canine pets. Just make sure you keep them busy, because a lonely, bored Italian Short-Haired Segugio knows how to sing the blues. And sing, or bay, they will.
These hounds have a unique musical voice traditionally used while on the hunt. In modern times, this ability translates into an alert to approaching strangers or an official complaint. For urban owners, getting the Italian Short-Haired Segugio out for a walk several times a day is a good strategy for making sure they – and your neighbours – and ultimately you - are happy.
Outside of walkies and play time, the Italian Short-Haired Segugio will want to be with you. However, since they are naturally independent, they aren’t clingy. And as far as strangers go, though they’re initially suspicious, they warm quickly. With solid training and early socialisation, the Italian Short-Haired Segugio can fulfil their potential as versatile, loyal companions.
2 facts about Italian Short-Haired Segugios
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Italian Short-Haired Segugio