Bracco ItalianoThe Bracco obviously stems from the old practice of mating hounds with gundogs in order to produce a type of pointing animal with extra stamina. He is one of that group of multi-purpose dogs, so popular in the countries of mainland Europe, that hunt, point and retrieve.
The breed arrived in Great Britain for the first time only in the early 1990s. He is certainly an attractive, upstanding creature, with an easy-clean, glossy coat. Rated by his fan club as a hard worker, he has the gentle temperament typical of this talented subgroup.
More information on the breed can be found on the Kennel Club website