General Information

Dog NameBracco Italiano
Other NamesItalian Spinone
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePointing Dog
GroupSporting and Gun Dog
Country of OriginItaly

Physical And Size

Min Life Span10
Max Life Span12
Min Ideal Weight for male29
Max Ideal Weight for male36
Min Ideal Weight for female27
Max Ideal Weight for male36


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentGentle, Enthusiastic, Intelligent
Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyMedium
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyMedium
Apartment FriendlyLow
Senior Citizens FriendlyLow
Service DogLow
Search and Rescue DogLow
Biting PotentialLow
Country of OriginItaly
Nicknames and Other NamesItalian pointing dog, Italian pointer
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePointer Dog
GroupGun Dog
Bred ForHunting feathered game
Recognized ByAKC, FCI, ANKC, UKC, KC, NZKC
Life Span10-14 years
Ideal Weight55-90 pounds (male and female)
Ideal HeightMale: 23-26 inches
Female: 22-24 inches
Fur TypeShort, glossy, dense
Common ColorsWhite, White and Orange,
White and Chestnut
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsModerately suitable
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToBraque du Bourbonnais

In his native country Italy, Brocco is recognized as a hunting dog breed. Along with its hunting ability, he is also gaining popularity for being a sweet and great family companion.

This adorable dog is also noticed for its distinctive look with his long ears, droopy lips, and soulful expression.


The Bracco Italian Pointer is an ancient breed that came from Italy. It is said that the breed first appeared in Frescoes and later they were bred by the Gonzaga and Medici families. It is thought that this breed may be the ancestor to European pointer breeds as they were often gifted to noble families in France and Spain.

Brocco Italiano was bred as hunting dogs. Their job was to drive birds into nets flush game for falconers. But after the invention of guns, the dogs were then trained to retrieve and point.

Are They Child-friendly?

Braccos are known to be gentle and playful by nature, they are known to be a good choice for families with children.

They seem to be loyal and infinity with children of all age groups and like nothing more than to be around them forming very strong bonds with all the members of the family.

Behavior, Temperament and Personality

These real giant dogs are known to be gentle, loyal, and attention seeker breeds. The Braccos tend to be stubborn in times and this is why their training and education must start as early as possible.

Bracco Italiano seems to be very playful by nature and enjoy playing interactive games such as “fetch”. A Bracoo need to be occupied both mentally and physically, it means they need to engage a lot of outdoor time and playing mind games

They seem to be happier when they are kept as the pack and when they get to know that can look up to their owner’s direction.

In spite of being a good choice as a family pet, but is not the best choice for first-time owners because they need to be handled by someone who is familiar with the nature of such a large and imposing dog.


A Braccos training and education are must as early as possible to become matured, obedient and well-behaved dog in the future.

As like other large dog breeds, there training must be consistent a need to be handled gently with a firm and kind hand.

These giant dogs are highly intelligent and always eager to please, so if you are using correct methods and guidance than training a Braccos would be very easy.

However these large dogs are known to be very sensitive, so they may not respond well to harsh training. But yes, they do respond well to positive reinforcement training.


  • The Bracco Italiano breed is also commonly known by the names Bracco, Italian Pointer, Italian Pointing Dog.
  • Lifespan
    12 – 14 years
  • Height
    Males 58 – 67 cm
    Females 55 – 62 cm.


General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesEar Infections, Kidney Issues,
Umbilical Hernias, Hip Dysplasia,
Bloat, Ectropion
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper,
Leptospirosis, Canine Parainfluenza,
Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus
SheddingModerate Shedding
DroolingAverage Drooler
GroomingEasy and required a lot
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 28%
Fat: 5%
Fish Oil

Some common health issues that appear in Bracco are:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Eye disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts

Price Of Bracco Puppies

The average price of Bracco Puppy is £1,203 for KC Registered and
£1,050 for Non KC Registered.

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