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Segugio Italiano (Short/smooth coat) Mobile

Segugio Italiano (Short/smooth coat)

A medium-sized hound, with adult dogs standing at 52-59cm and females 48-56cm, the Segugio Italiano comes in two coat types – rough or smooth – and a range of colours (black/tan and any shade from red to wheaten). He is square-shaped and light in structure – an athletic, rather than heavy, hound. The approximate weight range of the adult Segugio is 20-23kg.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys walking an hour a day
  • Large dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Not a guard dog
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • May require training to live with kids
Segugio Italiano standing on the grass

Personality

The Segugio Italiano has keen hunting instincts and loves to follow his nose. Usually quiet and reserved, he becomes highly excited and vocal when following a scent. A gentle, good-tempered and loving dog, this high-energy dog needs a very active home.

Segugio Italiano standing and watching forward

History and Origins

An ancient breed, possibly descending from the hounds of ancient Egypt, the Segugio Italiano dog breed has been used for flushing boar in his native country for centuries, and features in many Italian art works from the Renaissance. It's thought that the Mastiff was added to the mix of scent and sight hound breeding that contributed to his development, giving the dog boldness as well as the ability to hunt by eye and nose. Today, the Segugio Italiano is primarily a hunting dog, flushing hare.

Dog with red collar looking out the window
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