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Cirneco dell’ Etna – Dogster


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  • Weight: 18 – 26 kilos
  • Top: 16.5 – 19.5 inches

The Look of a Cirneco

Cirnechi (plural of Cirneco) are stunning, elegant and muscular hounds. Smaller than their cousins, the Pharoah Hound, their quick coat shade ranges from gentle tan to chestnut however its their giant, upright ears that seize consideration. Eyes are amber or ochre and will change colours as puppies change into adults.

©Melissa Kauffman

Traits

  • energetic
  • unbiased
  • mischievous
  • candy tempered
  • delicate
  • joyful
  • athletic
  • cussed

Ideally suited Human Companion

What They Are Prefer to Reside With

Studying a couple of Cirneco is all nicely and good, however I’ve discovered it a lot completely different to really dwell with one. Bodily, the lovable pet stage doesn’t final lengthy and we have been stunned how shortly our Cirneco dell’ Etna pet grew to her grownup measurement in a matter of months. By the point she reached 8 months previous, she had for essentially the most half stopped getting taller and heavier. She is all legs, a lot in order that our different small canine all run beneath her. She is a pure athlete, with quickness and charm, leaping simply to fairly good heights. You have to to maintain her leashed for her personal security, as her sighthound instincts will kick particularly if she sees a rabbit and will overcome all her coaching. Your yard must be fenced excessive sufficient that she will’t soar over it. We additionally hold our entrance porch fenced as she could be very shortly and will simply slip by means of the entrance door in the event you open it.

From speaking to different Cirnechi house owners, females can come into their first warmth wherever from 6 months of age to 2 years of age. These similar Cirnechi house owners suggest not spaying or neutering till the pet has totally developed, which is to say for females not till not less than after their first warmth. Many don’t spay or neuter their Cirnechi as a result of there are so few of them and others have issues about spaying and neutering and canine’ well being.

Our Cirneco could be very delicate. When she is confused, like she was the primary week after coming house with us earlier than adjusting, she will get a queasy abdomen and can throw up. It took of few weeks to get her to eat usually, however as soon as she did, she has continued to have a big urge for food. She will get into the whole lot and consistently likes to maintain herself entertained, which incorporates making an attempt to play with some other canine within the neighborhood, chewing up the whole lot exterior the home and inside. Guarantee that there aren’t any poisonous crops exterior within the yard and pet proof the home as greatest as you possibly can.

A joyful and loving canine, the Cirneco might have a bit of bit to heat as much as different folks and animals. Socialize and prepare from an early age and proceed to take action. Because the canine’s confidence grows, so will her consolation with different folks, animals and locations. These are sight hounds and can go after something that strikes: cats, lizards, bugs, birds and different canine. Our canine slowly sights in on one in all her furry brothers after which pounces on him, simply as if he was prey. She is simply taking part in with him, however it’s fascinating to see. Our Cirneco has been introduced up with parrots however they’re by no means allowed to be alone collectively.

All of my analysis discusses the Cirneco coat. The breed has a clean, quick single coat. The excellent news is that grooming is minimal. Cirnechi are tough and tumble sorts of canine so will get scrapes, cuts and scabs simply and will scar. This was a bit of surprising to us at first as our Cirneco thinks nothing of diving right into a rose bush to get a bug irrespective of the lower and scrapes she will get after. Verify your canine over each day for any cuts you have to be nervous about. We have been additionally informed that as a consequence of her gentle coat, she would get chilly simply and like to be wrapped up in blankets. We do put a lightweight coat on her throughout winter months however she has not been taken with being wrapped in a blanket like different Cirnechi I’ve seen. After all, our different canine have heavier coats and don’t like blankets and he or she usually all the time follows what the older canine do.

 

 

©Melissa Kauffman

Issues You Ought to Know

Your Cirneco will want lots of train and play time. Trainers and different Cirneco house owners have advisable Lure Coursing as the most effective sport for this breed, though agility is one other good one. If you’re not keen not less than to stroll your canine a number of occasions a day, then this isn’t the canine breed for you.

Like all historic sighthounds, Cirnechi are inclined to issues when given anesthesia and may have doubtlessly life-threatening sluggish restoration from anesthetic medication. See extra here.

There isn’t lots of info on the Cirneco dell’ Etna in the USA and there usually are not lots of breeders. Your greatest supply of data is out of your breeder, the Cirneco dell Etna Club of America and personal Fb pages for Cirnechi house owners. They’re a caring and useful group and I’ve discovered them to be keen to reply questions.

Historical past

The Cirneco dell’Etna is a small, short-haired, chestnut red-colored sighthound that was utilized in Sicily to hunt rabbits. The breed is discovered everywhere in the Italian island, particularly within the space surrounding the energetic volcano Mount Etna, the place the canine hunt on terrain fashioned by volcanic lava. It’s thought-about one of many few historic breeds that has undergone little change over time, remaining hardy and wholesome.

The Cirneco (chir-neck-oh) resembles the Pharaoh Hound, a bigger sighthound breed that hails from Malta. With their distinguished, erect ears and clean-cut strains, each the Cirneco and the Pharaoh remind us of Anubis, the jackal god of historic Egypt.

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