Bracco Italiano puppies are adorable and have very distinctive features. These breed are lovable, great companion but stubborn as well.

As the Bracco Italiano puppies grow faster owners should be aware of their growth stages.

Here are all the information regarding Bracco Italiano puppy’s behavior development in every week.

Neonatal Stage : 0 to 2 Weeks

Newborn Bracco Italiano will be blind, and deaf until the end of two weeks. They will not be able to hear or sense anything. The puppies will spend most of their time sleeping.

Newborn Bracco Italiano Puppie. Image Source – Bracco Italiano UK.

A newborn Bracco Italiano puppy will need the help of their littermates and mother to regulate their body temperature. The owner must be aware whether any puppy is left abandoned or not.

If yes, then you will need to take care of them by yourself. Keep the puppies in a warm place and bottle feed them so that they don’t die.

Transitional Stage : 2 to 4 Weeks

The transitional stage is an overwhelming stage for the puppy owners. In this stage, the Bracco Italiano puppies will be able to do so many things for the first time. Like, wagging their tiny tails, trying to move around using their front legs, and even trying to bark for the first time.

4 Weeks Old Bracco Italiano Puppies. Image Source – Bracco Italiano UK.

By the third week, Bracco Italiano’s eyes will be fully open and they will start spending their time away from the sleeping area. In addition, the puppies will now be able to use the bathroom on their own.

Socialization Stage : 4 to 12 Weeks

This is the most crucial stage of owning a puppy. This period between 4 to 12 weeks defines your Bracco Italianos behavior in the coming days. By the starting of the fourth week, your puppy will grow more playful and rambunctious.

This is also the right time where you need to start building interaction with your Bracco Italiano pup. You should socializing your puppy with other animals and people around your neighborhood. This will help your Bracco Italiano puppy have a positive attitude towards everyone.

8 Weeks old Bracco Italiano Puppy. Image Source – 101 Dog Breeds.

By the end of week seven, you can start puppy training classes at your home. You could start with basic training methods to your Bracco Italiano puppies. However, you should keep in mind that they are still young to thrive any commands. That’s why go slow and have patience.

During the eights week, your Bracco Italiano puppies may go through ‘fear’ stage. However, do not panic as this is totally normal. You should motivate and encourage them more to pass through the stage easily.

In between 8 to 12 weeks your Bracco Italiano will grow more like a dog. Moreover, your puppy now knows what it is to be like a dog. They will know know the difference between a human and a dog. In addition, training is only a solution to bring the best out of your dog.

Ranking Stage : 3 to 6 Months

From the starting of this month, your Bracco Italiano puppy will start developing chewing and teething habits. You will have to provide enough stuffs to chew on them. Furthermore, they will also start dominating attitude towards you.

As Bracco Italiano are stubborn by nature, you will have to spend as much time as you can to motivate and encourage them so that they don’t develop negative attitudes.

Bracco Italiano Puppy. Image Source – River Bend Braccos.

As it is the ranking stage, you will have to teach your Bracco Italiano puppy the difference between dominance and submission. In addition, the dogs should be properly socialized in order to maintain the positive behavior.

During these 3 to 6 months, your Bracco Italiano puppy will become more like a miniature version of their older self. Likewise, the puppies will soon leave the younger version and will become an adult dog.

Adolescence : 6 to 18 Months

Your puppy Bracco Italiano is no more a puppy now. They now understand that they have a pack containing both dogs and humans. Now your Bracco Italiano will start challenging you in various ways. They might grow stubborn as well.

An Adult Bracco Italiano. Image Source – Pets 4 Homes.

Bracco Italiano will start developing sexual and behavior during this months. Dogs that aren’t neutered or spayed can be done from this stage. In addition, their next chewing stage will begin from seven to nine months. Furthermore, it is the perfect time to send Bracco Italiano to send obedience and advance training classes.

Bracco Italiano Vaccination Chart

6 to 8 WeeksDistemper, parvovirus
10 to 12 WeeksDHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parinfluenza, and parvovirus)
16 to 18 WeeksDHPP, rabies
Every 1 to 2 YearsDHPP
Every 1 to 3 YearsRabies (as required by law)
Vaccination Chart For Bracco Italiano.

How Much Does Puppy Vaccination Cost?

A puppy vaccination usually cost between $75 – 100. However, your vet may charge you according to the area or vaccines.

What Diseases Do Vaccines Protect Against?

  • Canine distemper
  • Kennel cough
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parinfluenza
  • Canine parvovirus

At last, enjoy the puppy stage along with your Bracco Italiano. Train your Bracco Italiano the best you can to enjoy the companionship in the house.

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