Braccos are very much a people-loving dog and thrive on human companionship, having a strong need to be close to their people. They are a particularly good family dog, and many have a strong love of children. They get along well with other dogs and pets, if trained to do so – it is, afterall, a hunting breed – and must be taught what to chase and what not to. They are very willing to please as long as they have decided that your idea is better than theirs. Obedience training is a must for a Bracco, and the more is asked of them, the better they do. Harsh reprimands do not work with this breed unless the reprimand is a fair one – and harshness must occasionally be used with some dogs to remind them who is actually in charge. Although not an aggressive breed, many Braccos will alert if there is a reason, and some will bark or growl if there’s a good reason.
The breed loves to go hunting, and they excel at it – in fact, a non-hunting Bracco is not a happy Bracco, and will act out in various other ways. Hunting without a gun (as in NAVHDA – this group does not even allow a handler to carry a gun during trials) is an area in which the Bracco can excel and this can be a great opportunity for training the dog to connect with the owner. They are an active breed, but require more mental exercise than physical exercise to keep them happy. A Bracco owner can teach games like hide-and-seek (an object or person) which fits into the breed’s original and current usage, and keeps them mentally active.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Bracco Italiano Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW, SYDNEY: KENNEL “HIPOINT”: J&R Mirto: PHONE: +0419161255/ 0418261112
QLD Gympie: KENNEL “BICERIN”: RonaLLe Frew: PHONE: +07 54865825: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
SA, Lewiston: KENNEL “MOLOSCYG”: Dr Chris and Yvette Girling: PHONE: +0433 517574: EMAIL: Chrisandyvette@hotmail.com
KALAJOKI; Kennel Periferia, Noora Hautala, email@example.com WEBPAGE
Lohja as: KENNEL “HOPELESS”:Mrs Taija Turkia: PHONE: + 358 50 349 8291
Urjalankylä; kennel Heinäaron, Teija Kuusisto +358 400 205 933 firstname.lastname@example.org
TARANTO; Antonio Casamassima +39 0998 863 154 email@example.com
GRONINGEN; “Vicini del Monastero, Marieka and Jeroen Schoondergang +31 (0) 595 481338 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH ISLAND, Dunedin : kENNEL “FREEMAN”: Chris & Belinda Taylor: PHONE: 034250406.
YORKSHIRE, Pontefract; “Braccibrook” Kay Lowe +01977621332 email@example.com
YORKSHIRE, Sheffield; Mrs D & Mr M & Miss L D Carr +01142 610550
MORAYSHIRE, Elgin; Mrs L Bowley +01343 843161
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CA, Rancho Cordova; Riverbend Keith & Valerie Kessler +916 628 4122 firstname.lastname@example.org
CA, San Diego; Garibaldi Kennel, Robert and Ericka Dennis + 760-634-2250 email@example.com WEBPAGE
KA, Chanute; “Casa Bravo” Mike and Peggy Casper +620 431 4343 firstname.lastname@example.org
NV, Gerlach; “Minnitte Kennel” Ralph and Barrie Minnitte +(775) 557 2290 email@example.com