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Bracco Italiano


The Bracco Italiano is a hardy, affectionate dog that is beloved by families for its loyalty and natural affinity with children. Braccos are active, enjoying both physical and mental challenges. Braccos are hunting dogs, so they have an independent streak, and need to be trained well if they are expected to get along with other animals. Their versatility allows them to fit in well in many different contexts, so whatever your needs, the Bracco Italiano may be the perfect companion for you!

Adult Size

  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat
  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat
  • Silky Coat


  • Brown
  • Tan
  • White


  • Drools Regularly

Energy Level

  • Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs
  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog
  • Poor Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Does Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming


  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent


  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

Social Behavior with Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

Training Tendencies