Cirneco dell’Etna – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
17 to 20 inches
Weight:
17 to 26 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Cirneco dell’Etna is an Italian breed of hunting dog originally from Sicily. This island dog is named for the Etna volcano in eastern Sicily.

The Cirneco dell’Etna is known for his sense of smell, which is why they are often used to hunt small game, especially rabbits. As expected, dogs who can chase rabbits are very fast.

As house dogs, this breed is mild and low-maintenance companion loved for their gentle nature and loyal traits. The Cirneco usually stands under 20 inches and can have up to 26 pounds.

The Cirneco dell’Etna is a healhty breed WHne provided high-quality food and proper nutrition, you can expect to have a furry companion who can live up to 15 years.

Weekly gums, eyes, and ears checks should be part of regular grooming. This breed is so strong and healthy that there are no recommended health tests from the National Breed Club.

The Cirneco dell’Etna has strong hunting instincts which is why they shouldn’t be walked off-leash in the unsecured areas.

They shouldn’t be left alone for too long or frequently, because they may develop separation anxiety. Naturally sensitive dogs are more prone to this condition.

If you know for sure that you want an apartment dog with great energy and a bit of independence, maybe this breed is just for you.