The most common theory about the origin of the Cirneco dell Etna (pronounced Bravo-no-ko) is that race is the result of hunting dogs of ancient Egypt who were taken to Sicily for thousands of years by Phoenician traders. Surely there is a strong resemblance to the lithe, erect ears of dogs represented in Egyptian artifacts from around 4000 BC C. Cirnechi and Pharaoh Hounds and are not considered separate races to the mid-20th century. Recent research suggests however that the original reality Cirneco Sicily, in the exact region of Etna. Whatever the theory may be true that there is no doubt that this is a very ancient race, for millennia, has given birth to a real human manipulation and no minimum crossing with other breeds. The presence of Cirnechi Sicily since antiquity is attested by the representations of race in the currencies of the fifth and third centuries BC and works of art already in about 380 a. C. and the second century AD. The Cirneco, also known as Greyhound Sicily, is a hunting dog depth that are bred to work, by smell, sight and sound, the volcanic soil around Mount Etna for the rabbit goes for hours without food or water. In the first part of the 20th century the numbers, the breed has declined and has been the dedication of the Baroness Agata Paterno Castello, who saved them from extinction. The breed standard was accepted first by the Italian Kennel Club in 1939. Also considered in most countries as a rare species in the first Cirneco was imported to Britain in 2001.
The dog is elegant and dynamic Cirneco temperament and all readers of a hunting dog. It is a nice companion for the family that is fun and generally good with children, but love to all his people, which tends to bond closely with one person in particular. Like all his ancestors have been very high lately at work, it is best suited to families with active lifestyles in which is included whenever possible. He is physically unable to endure the colder and their need for human company, means that not be seen as a dog outside to be content with your own business in a doghouse in the yard. It can thrive only if it receives attention and a place in the house preferably before the fire or in a warm bed on cold days. Unlike some other breeds of dogs, tends to be quite cautious and wary of strangers and are not easy to make friends. He will bark to alert to the proximity of strangers, but also a calm housedog. It is important to ensure that the gardens are well protected as sight, smell or sound of potential prey leads to determine the escape attempts. This dog is strong and robust an excellent option for those who can not meet their needs for the year and the company and appreciate the nature of a dog.
This race alive requires a considerable amount of exercise. Long daily walks are essential both for their physical and mental wellbeing. The exercise should always be in place as a tireless and enthusiastic hunter with a sharp jump from the dam. Their sense of smell, hearing and sight alerting you of potential prey and a persecutor of all that little by nature, is difficult to recall once started in hunting. If a security zone can be found who will enjoy the opportunity to run and explore outside the lead, but it is always advisable to ensure that it can not escape and weigh. The sport of lure courses satisfy its hunger for natural hunting and drop off their boundless energy. Cirnechi also benefit and can be successful in the sport of agility.
the basic obedience training is important for all dogs to learn the limits and lend themselves to the commands. The Cirneco a dog is not particularly difficult to train and race has been called to do very well in obedience competition. It is an intelligent dog and very eager to work for an owner who loves and respects. All training must be based on positive reinforcement with prizes of treats and praise for effort and a job well done. Other methods based on discipline and punishment for the errors have no place in Cirneco training, or any other dog. Faced with rough handling and angry voice, will become frightened and confused and its potential was never realized. Socialization should begin at an early age and should be continuous. By introducing the puppy to various people, places, situations, other dogs and animals, which will be ready to face life in a human world that is sometimes confusing for a dog and will expire in a well-adjusted, well-mannered adults, which may be susceptible proud.
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