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Cirneco dell'Etna

The Cirneco dell’Etna is considered to be the result of evolution of the Egyptian “Anubis” on the island of Sicily where it was introduced by the Phoenicians over 2,500 years ago. The breed’s ability to survive as a hunter of small mammals and fowl produced an intelligent and extremely hardy breed free of inherited health problems. The Cirneco today is an independent thinker, yet easier to train than expected of a sighthound; the Cirneco is a good family dog, affectionate and friendly, and requires minimal grooming. Cirnechi enjoy mental stimulation and excel at performance events such as hunting, agility, coursing, tracking, rally and more.