Dog Breeds - Bracco Italiano / Italian Pointer / Italian Setter

Breed :     Not Akc Recognized
Weight:     55-88 lbs
Height:     Male: 22.5-26; Female: 21.5-24.5 inches
Color(s):     White. Markings of amber, orange, chestnut. May be roan or speckled.

The Bracco Italiano is a breed which originated from Italy, it is also commonly known as the Italian Pointer and the Italian Setter. Although the breed is no longer common in its native country and is virtually unknown in the rest of the world, it was at one time very popular and loved by aristocracy for bird hunting purposes. The breed almost became extinct in the early 1900's and their revival is attributed to an Italian breeder by the name of Ferdinando Delor de Ferrabonc. This is a very rare breed in the United States and is not recognized by the AKC. It is a great gun dog and is known for its amazing hunting abilities as a pointer.

Bracco Italiano Health and Diseases
Although generally healthy dogs the Bracco Italiano dogs are susceptible to health problems like entropion, hip dysplasia, kidney disease and bloat.