The Cirneco dell’Etna is a small hound-type dog used in Sicily for rabbit hunting and commonly misnomered as the “Sicilian greyhound” when translated. It is found all over the Italian island and particularly in the area surrounding the active volcano, Mount Etna, where the dogs hunt on terrain formed by volcanic lava. Its presence in Sicily is noteworthy as one of the few ancient breeds that have undergone very little manipulation by man. Thus, the dog we have today is an extremely hardy breed, free from inherited health problems. Strong, lively, independent temperament. Gentle and affectionate; A keen hunter. Adaptable to difficult terrain. Hunts by scent, sight, and hearing. Strong-willed, alert and an excellent companion
Credit; The Cirneco dell’Etna Club of America
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 Cirneco Dell’ Etna Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question ‘ before ‘ you visit the breeder or enter into any transaction.
Cirneco dell’ Etna Breeders of Merit
Helsinki; KENNEL IOSONO, Inka & Erja Luomanmäki +040 1657 010 (Inka) 040 568 0179 (Erja) firstname.lastname@example.org
HADRANENSIS; Jane Moore e Domenico Tricomi +347 2201134 email@example.com
DERBYSHIRE; Nakarat Cirneco dell ‘Etna, Jackie and Greg Brown +01298 79352 firstname.lastname@example.org
FLINTSHIRE; Deavanni, Diane Clark, email@example.com
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE; HADRANENSIS Jane Moore Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TN, Knoxville; “Sambuca” Sambuca Showdogs, email@example.com