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Segugio Italiano puppies for saleWhen looking for Segugio Italiano dog puppies for sale, you may find this breed referred to as the Italian Segugio, Segugio, or the Italian Hound. This breed is extremely popular in Italy as a hunting dog and companion dog but is rare outside of their homeland of Italy.
As you can tell from the name the Segugio Italiano breed originated in Italy. The Segugio Italiano is an old scenthound breed whose likeness can be found in ancient works of Italian art and sculptures. The exact ancestry of this breed is not known, but the Segugio Italiano is believed to be descended from the Phoenician sighthounds and the Celtic Hounds with an addition of Mastiff blood. The Segugio Italiano was originally used to hunt wild boar, but today is used primarily for hunting hare either alone or in packs and is highly valued for their hunting abilities.
The Segugio Italiano is a medium sized breed. The body of this breed is lean, light-boned, and robust. The head slightly elongated, the ears are long, set low, and hang close to the neck. The eyes are oval in shape and have sweet but sad expression. The tail is set high, long, and tapers to a tip at the end. The Segugio Italiano has a distinctive high pitched bark when on the trail of prey.
The Segugio Italiano averages between 19 and 23 inches in height and weighs between 40 and 52 pounds. The life expectancy of this breed is about 10 to 14 years. The Segugio Italiano is a healthy breed with no known medical issues.
The Segugio Italiano has two types of coats â€“ short-haired and wire-haired. The short-haired coat is smooth, thick, and shiny. The coarse-haired coat is harsh, dense, and wiry. The coat color of the Segugio Italiano may range from shades of deep red to wheaten to black. White markings may be found on the head, chest, feet, or tip of tail.
When you see Segugio Italiano dog puppies for sale and make the decision to make a Segugio Italiano a member of your family, you will find this breed to be kind, affectionate, sociable, even-tempered, and a wonderful family pet. This breed is very gentle and sensitive and becomes upset when in living in a home where there is tension or loud arguments. If the Segugio Italiano does not get the required amount of exercise physically or mentally, this breed will become bored, unhappy, and perhaps destructive.
The Segugio Italiano requires a great deal of exercise and room to roam. This breed is best suited for rural living but will do fine living in an apartment as long as they receive exercise daily. Due to the strong hunting instinct, this breed should be kept on a lead or in a fenced-in yard when outdoors.
The Segugio Italiano is intelligent, eager to please and easy to train. This breed responds best to patient, consistent, and firm training.
The Segugio Italiano is very good with children. The Segugio Italiano tends to get along well with other dogs, but due to their strong hunting instinct should be supervised around smaller house pets. The Segugio Italiano is very alert to their surroundings and makes an excellent watch dog.
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