Cirneco dell’Etna Information

Cirneco dell EtnaIf you confused this breed with a Pharaoh Hound at first glance, you wouldn’t be the first person to make this mistake. The Cirneco dell’Etna is in fact a close relative of the Pharaoh Hound; the two breeds share a common ancestry as ancient dogs of the Mediterranean. The Cirneco dell’Etna has been present on the island of Sicily for more than 2,500 years and has evolved to physically adapt to the region.

As a pet, the Cirneco dell’Etna is affectionate and friendly. He also has an independent streak. To keep the Cirneco dell’Etna in tip top shape, make sure he gets lots of physical exercise and mental stimulation.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 5in - 1ft 8in     Weight: 18-26lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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