A gentle, affectionate breed with great endurance and a keen nose for hunting. The Segugio Italiano has the leggy appearance of a sight hound, but the introduction of mastiff blood has given him more substance and the tracking skills of a scenthound. The breed was traditionally used to hunt boar, rather than catch its quarry. More recently, with the decline of wild boar, the Segugio Italiano has been used to find hares and spring them to the gun.
The Segugio Italiano is a quiet, gentle and even-tempered breed and is more responsive to training than most sighthounds. It is happy hunting or as a companion dog, but with his high intelligence this dog needs some sort of stimulation.
Useful links: www.prosegugio.it
Courtesy of: Mr Ian Patterson. This is Luna who was brought over from Italy. Her love in life is her favourite chair and as much sunheat as possible!