Segugio Italiano, Shorthaired
Segugio Italiano is a friendly and intelligent dog breed with two variants: shorthaired and wirehaired. Other than coat differences, these dogs are the same breed. Shorthaired Segugio Italiano is an excellent hunter but also can be an excellent family companion.
These dogs were used for trailing wild boar for more than 2000 years. Today they are mostly kept as pets. Although Shorthaired Segugio Italianos are very popular today, they can mostly be found in their native land.
19-23 in (48-58 cm)
40-62 lb (18-28 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano doesn’t require much care. Weekly brushing will be enough to keep the dog looking good.
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano coat colors:
- Solid fawn – from intense red fawn to faded fawn
- Black and tan
Since these dogs have droopy ears you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing ear infections and because of that weekly check their ears for any signs of infections – bad odor, redness, wax build-up, etc.
With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano has a lot of energy and you will have to provide these dogs with a lot of daily activities. They were bred to work all day so be prepared to spend a lot of your free time outside with your dog.
These dogs will enjoy many fun activities, including hiking, obedience, chasing the ball, etc. If their needs are met you can be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog in the house.
To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Shorthaired Segugio Italiano as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive.
Expose your Shorthaired Segugio Italiano to many different dogs, people, sights, and sounds, and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano and kids
As a pet, the Shorthaired Segugio Italiano can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids, and they can be great playing partners for them.
No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano and other animals
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases, Shorthaired Segugio Italiano can start chasing smaller animals.
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 11-13 years. To be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog regarding health, always buy him from responsible and official dog breeders. Because they regularly test their breeding dogs you can be sure that their puppies won’t have any inherited diseases.
Always ask to see the results of tests from the puppy’s parents.
Shorthaired Segugio Italiano breeders
Shorthaired Segugio Italians are not so popular dogs around the world, so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decide that this is the best dog for you. While searching for breeders always find the good ones, and if you do so, you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases. While talking to breeders always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.
Since this is an active dog, you will have to provide them with a lot of activities. If you are not a very active person, we advise you to search for different less active dog breeds. That way, you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not met.
World Dog Finder team