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Cirneco dell’Etna Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cirneco dell’Etna so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginItaly
Other Names
What other names does the Cirneco dell’Etna have? The dog breed also known as...
Cirneco
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Cirneco dell’Etna recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is Cirneco dell’Etna recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Cirneco dell’Etna puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Cirneco dell’Etna price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Cirneco dell’Etna, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cirneco dell’Etna for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cirneco dell’Etna gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cirneco dell’Etna size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Cirneco dell’Etna weigh? Cirneco dell’Etna weight:
Male: 22–26 pounds (10–12 kg), Female: 18–22 pounds (8–10 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cirneco dell’Etna? Cirneco dell’Etna average weight:
Male: 24 pounds (11 kg), Female: 20 pounds (9 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cirneco dell’Etna? Cirneco dell’Etna height:
Male: 18–20 inch (46–52 cm), Female: 17–20 inch (42–50 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cirneco dell’Etna average height:
Male: 19 inch (49 cm), Female: 18.5 inch (46 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cirneco dell’Etna have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cirneco dell’Etna's coat?
ChestnutTan
Grooming
How to groom the Cirneco dell’Etna and how often?
Easy to groom: The Cirneco dell’Etna doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Cirneco dell’Etna is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cirneco? Cirneco dell’Etna shedding level:
Cirneco dell’Etnas shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Cirneco dell’Etna dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cirneco dell’Etna have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateLivelyGentle
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cirneco dell’Etna? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Cirneco dell’Etna obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Cirneco dell’Etna dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Cirneco dell’Etnas, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cirneco dell’Etna sensitivity:
Cirneco dell’Etnas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cirneco need? Cirneco dell’Etna social needs:
Cirneco dell’Etnas are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cirneco bark?
Low to Average: The Cirneco dell’Etna rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cirneco dell’Etna good as a watchdog?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Cirneco dell’Etna bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cirneco? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cirneco dell’Etna? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cirneco dell’Etna has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cirneco dell’Etna do?
Cirneco dell’Etnas have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cirneco dell’Etnas need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cirneco dell’Etna to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cirneco dell’Etna roam?
Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cirneco dell’Etna have high prey drive?
Cirneco dell’Etnas have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cirneco dell’Etna good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cirneco dell’Etnas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cirneco dell’Etnas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Cirneco dell’Etna dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Cirneco dell’Etna dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cirneco dell’Etna and children:
Cirneco dell’Etnas are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Cirneco dell’Etna good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cirneco dell’Etna can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cirneco dell’Etnas good office dogs? Do Cirneco dell’Etnas make good office friendly dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etnas be office dogs?
No
Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cirneco temperament with senior people? Are Cirneco dell’Etna dogs good for elderly owners?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs get along with other pets? Are Cirneco dell’Etna dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cirneco dell’Etna breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Cirneco dell’Etnas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etna be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etna be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etna be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etna be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etna be a boat dog?
Not really
Cirneco dell’Etna breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cirneco dell’Etna be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs have health problems?
Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cirneco dell’Etna be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cirneco dell’Etna breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cirneco dell’Etnas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cirneco dell’Etna have?
Cirneco dell’Etnas have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cirneco dell’Etna dogs require per day?
Cirneco dell’Etnas need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cirneco dell’Etnas are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cirneco dell’Etna need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cirneco dell’Etna risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Cirneco dell’Etna has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Cirneco dell’Etna's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Cirneco dell’Etna has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Cirneco dell’Etna drool?
The Cirneco dell’Etna is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Cirneco dell’Etna pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Cirneco dell’Etna pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cirneco dell’Etna: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cirneco dell’Etna have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cirneco dell’Etna have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cirneco dell’Etna

Pros
  • Trainability: Cirneco dell’Etnas are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cirneco dell’Etnas are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Cirneco dell’Etna doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Cirneco dell’Etnas shed none to minimal.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Mouthiness: Cirneco dell’Etnas have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Cirneco dell’Etnas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Cirneco dell’Etnas are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Cirneco dell’Etnas are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cirneco dell’Etnas are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Health Issues: Cirneco dell’Etnas tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Cirneco dell’Etnas don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cirneco dell’Etnas do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Cirneco dell’Etna is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cirneco dell’Etnas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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