In their native Italy, the Bracco Italiano is known as a hunting dog breed, but they’re also gaining notice as a sweet and affectionate family companion. With their long ears, droopy lips, and soulful expression, the Bracco Italiano has a distinctive look. They’re believed to be an ancient breed, dating back to the fourth or fifth century B.C. The Bracco Italiano goes by a number of other names, including Italian Pointer, The Italian Pointing Dog, and Bracco. If this dog breed interests you, then you may find these adorable pups in shelters or breed specific rescues. Remember, it’s always better to adopt and not shop! These smart dogs have endless amounts of energy and do best in homes with yards. The Bracco is also well suited for all households, from single individuals to large families with children. Though they are not watchdog material, they will let you know if they sense a change in their environment. If you want an energetic dog who will keep you on your toes and love you unconditionally, the Bracco Italiano may be the right dog for you!

Watch and learn about Bracco Italiano dog’s key characteristics:

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Bracco Italiano has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Bracco Italiano has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 2 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Bracco Italiano has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 2 out of 5 in General Health. This means Bracco Italiano has scored low and is not suitable in General Health parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Size. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Bracco Italiano has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Bracco Italiano has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bracco Italiano is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Bracco Italiano has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

22 to 26 inches

Weight

55 to 90 pounds

Life Span

10 to 14 years

Highlights

The Bracco’s short, dense, shiny coat can be white; white with orange or dark amber markings; white with chestnut markings; white with speckled pale orange markings; or white with roan-chestnut markings.These dogs have high energy levels. Make sure your dog gets at least one good half-hour- to hour-long walk per day with a few good, active play session and shorter walks mixed in.Dogs of this breed are not made to be watchdogs as they do not bark often. They’re generally calm and will stay by your side most of the time.Because the Bracco Italiano is a large dog, they can handle the play of overly excited children. Even then, these calm dogs prefer children or adults who know how to play with them gently.It’s best if they get used to other pets early. However, the Bracco Italiano prefers the company of their human families instead of with other smaller pets.