Cirneco dell'Etna

Cirneco dell'Etna

Latest Listings

No listings found, are you a breeder? Join now
No listings found, are you a breeder? Join now
No listings found, are you a breeder? Join now
No listings found, are you a breeder? Join now

View more...


The Cirneco dell'Etna (plural Cirnechi) is a small breed of dog originally from Sicily. This hound was historically used to hunt rabbits and can work for hours without food or water.

The breed also has a keen sense of smell and is primarily built for endurance over harsh terrain such as that of Mount Etna. It is the smallest of the Mediterranean island hunting hounds, the others being the Pharaoh Hounds and Ibizan Hounds.

Today they are increasingly kept for the sport of conformation showing and as pets, due to their low coat maintenance and friendly nature, although as an active hound they do need regular exercise. A Cirneco should measure from 43-51 cm (17-20in) and weigh between 10–12 kg (22-26lb). As with other breeds, those from hunting stock can lie outside these ranges.

Dog or Cat Breeder

Find the perfect family home for your new puppies or kittens, join hundreds of UK pedigree breeders and create your own profile in minutes...

Get started...

Dog Lover?

Rhodesian Ridgeback or Lhasa Apso – make sure you’ve done the research...

READ MORE

Cat Fancier?

Bossy Bengal or laidback Persian – make sure you’ve done the research...

READ MORE