Cirneco dell’Etna

Cirneco dell’Etna

Cirneco dell Etna

The Cirneco dell’Etna comes from Sicily, and has been present in Italy for at least 2,500 years. Images of the breed has been found on old coins dated back to around 500 BC when Greece colonized Sicily. These dogs usually weigh between 18 and 27 lbs, and do well with a Medium PlexiDor dog door.

Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe, and these dogs are bred to work on rugged terrain formed by volcanic lava. They hunt small mammals and fowl, and can withstand heat for hours with no food or water.

The traditional way of hunting with the Cirneco is fascinating; hunters would pair a dog with a ferret. The breed has an extraordinary sense of smell, and when the dog found rabbits, the ferret would flush them out.

This breed has developed with little manipulation from humans, and they are very hardy. They are known to be independent and strong, but also affectionate and friendly with people. They are are intelligent, and require mental stimulation as well as exercise. The average Cirneco dell’Etna is a great jumper and digger, and it is important to keep a yard secure.

The PlexiDor Medium is the right size dog door for a Cirneco dell’Etna.

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