MOST SUITED TO: Italian Greyhound Spinone Italiano Bergamasco Shepherd Bracco Italiano
At last year's event, their Bracco Italiano Rosa, then three years old, won the Best Import Register title and her then six month old son Brac, bred by Hazel and John, took the Best Import Register Puppy crown.
Mrs Abraham said: "From January 1 this year the Kennel Club have recognised the Bracco Italiano.
It is great that they have been recognised because now a lot of the shows will have a Bracco Italiano class.
Over the past two years the three-year-old Bracco Italiano
has not been satisfied playing with his own toys.
Among the competitors will be a Bracco Italiano
, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever and an Hungarian Kuvasz.
The Bracco Italiano emerged from her crate and was now the center of attention.
"We strongly recommend that anyone wanting a well-bred Bracco for hunting purposes and as a house dog, buy a pup from a member of the Bracco Italiano Club of American because this is the only organization that has a standard code of ethics that supports a responsible breeding program," say Mike and PeacrY Casper, founding members of the BICA.
At this time, the best source WV the best-bred Braccos is centered around dogs from the Bracco Italiano Club of America, according to Dennis, a lona-time club member.
A full grown Bracco Italiano male can tip the scales at 90 pounds; females run to 75.
In addition to the breeder websites mentioned in the article, readers should also check out the website of the Bracco Italiano Club of America: www.thebraccoclub.org
According to the www.braccousa.com website, the original dogs of centuries ago were believed to have been a cross between "either a Segugio Italiano (a coursing hound), or sighthounds brought to Italy by Phoenician traders from Egypt, bred to the Asiatic Mastiff, or Molossus." And no, I have no idea what any of those dogs look like, but my guess is they were hound-like animals, because Bracco Italianos certainly have some hound blood in them somewhere.