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Segugio Italiano (Imp)


Illustration of Segugio Italiano (Imp)

In his native Italy the Segugio was originally used to flush out wild boar for the hunter, but with the decline in numbers of wild boar, the Segugio was used to put up hare. The Segugio was not only used for tracking but to kill the quarry. The breed comes in both rough haired and short haired variety.

Although first seen in the UK in 1989, the Segugio population remains very small.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

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