The Cirneco dell’Etna
The Cirneco dell'EtnaThe Cirneco Dell’Etna (which is pronounced ‘cheer-nay-co’) is a native of Sicily, where he was used for hunting rabbits, particularly in the area surrounding Mount Etna, where the landscape is formed by volcanic lava. In appearance, the Cirneco is very similar to the Pharaoh Hound, with whom he shares some of the same origins. The elegant outline, sculpted head and mobile ears give the breed a very distinctive silhouette, but in a smaller mould than the Pharaoh.
The breed has altered very little over the centuries and remains the primitive sighthound, retaining his natural hunting instincts. However, the Cirneco does adapt well to family life and loves the comforts of home. A very clean breed, with a fine coat and skin that needs very little grooming, the Cirneco appreciates the opportunity for free galloping and plenty of exercise.
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Cirneco dell’Etna Breed Standard
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.
Visit the Kennel Club website for the Breed Standard of the Cirneco dell’Etna – Cirneco Dell’Etna Breed Standard
Cirneco dell’Etna Clubs in the West Country
There are no Clubs specific to the West Country. The National Club is:
The Cirneco dell’Etna Club – www.cirnecodelletnaclub.co.uk/