Illustration of Bracco Italiano

This Italian HPR breed was known in its native country as the Italian Pointer. His origins, like many of the Braque Breeds of Continental Europe might be based on the combination of hounds and gundogs. The Bracco Italiano shares some physical similarities with the Spinone but his coat is short, glossy and elastic. His stylish movement has brought him popularity and success in the show ring since his arrival into the UK in the 1990s.

The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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