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Segugio Italiano

An attractive dog, although quiet and cautious, with considerable stamina, the Segugio Italiano was originally used in his native Italy to flush boar, but in recent times is more often employed to spring hares.

As an ancient breed, centuries of close association with people have resulted in a sociable and even-tempered companion. As with most hounds he thrives on companionship and he enjoys the comforts of home. He needs to be regarded as one of the family and not shut outside or left alone for long periods of time. 

Coats can be short or wire-haired. The Segugio is gentle, even-tempered and more amenable to training than most hounds.  He has a long history as a working hound and was highly regarded during the Renaissance both for his capacity to hunt and his elegant form.  However, he is also content to be a companion dog though with his intelligence he does enjoy some sort of stimulation.


Segugio Italiano Size: Large
Height: Dogs: 55cm Bitches 52cm
Coat: Short
Grooming: Weekly
Exercise: Over 2 hours daily
Ideal Home: Large countryside dwelling
Colours: Black & Tan • Tawny