Bracco Italiano is one of the classic and ancient pointers. A serious countenance, tame and intelligent; docile, very diligent in the hunt; very resistant with its nimble, ample and swift trot.
The Bracco Italiano originated in Italy, and there are writings concerning the breed that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries BC. It is believed to be a cross between a Segugio Italiano and the Asiatic Mastiff, and is also believed to be part Egyptian Hound.
They thrive on human companionship and have a need to be close to their people.
They get along well with other dogs and pets. They are very willing to please.
The Bracco is highly trainable, but can be stubborn. Harsh reprimands do not work with this breed.
They are fantastic family dogs, and match perfectly with children.
The Bracco are not meant as a guard dog, although will warn of approaching people.
They are great with other dogs, and cats with correct training.