Segugio Italiano, Wirehaired

Segugio Italiano, Wirehaired

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

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. Wirehaired 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 Wirehaired Segugio Italiano is very popular today they can mostly be found in their native land.

Segugio Italiano, Wirehaired


19-23 in (48-58 cm)

Segugio Italiano, Wirehaired


40-62 lb (18-28 kg)

Segugio Italiano, Wirehaired



Segugio Italiano, Wirehaired

Life Expectancy:

11-13 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Wirehaired Segugio Italiano requires proper care to keep the dog looking good. Their coat may need to be hand-stripped several times during the year to remove dead hair and to allow new hair to grow.

Wirehaired Segugio Italiano coat colors:

  • Solid fawn – from intense red fawn to faded fawn
  • Black and tan

You will also have to check their ears regularly for any signs of infections (bad odor, redness, etc.). You can wipe their ears with a cotton ball dipped into an ear cleaner. Wirehaired Segugio Italiano teeth should be brushed weekly to remove tartar build-up and to secure fresh breath and healthy gums. Their nails should be trimmed when you hear their nails clicking on the floor.


Wirehaired Segugio Italiano is highly active, and you must be prepared that you will have to spend a lot of time outside if you want your dog to be happy. These dogs will enjoy various fun activities, including chasing, hide and seek, returning the ball, etc.

If you meet their needs, you can be sure that your dog will be well-behaved in the house, and you don't have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.


Wirehaired Segugio Italiano also requires proper socialization, like any other dog breed. The best way is to start with the socialization process as soon as you bring your Wirehaired Segugio Italiano home.

The most important thing is to allow your dog to explore all the different sights, sounds, people, and other animals so he can learn how to react properly in many different situations he may find himself in. With proper socialization, your dog will be well-behaved, and you don’t have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.

Wirehaired Segugio Italiano and kids

As a pet, the Wirehaired Segugio Italiano can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. They especially 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.)

Wirehaired Segugio Italiano and other animals

Wirehaired 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, Wirehaired Segugio Italiano can start chasing smaller animals.


Wirehaired Segugio Italiano is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 11-13 years. To ensure 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.

Wirehaired Segugio Italiano breeders

Wirehaired 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 a different, less active dog breed. That way, you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not met.

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Updated at04.09.2023.