This small, ancient dog breed originates in Italy, where it was historically used to hunt rabbits, especially in adverse conditions. The Cirneco dell’Etna is a robust, compact dog that has impressive endurance and a friendly, laid-back personality. It has an elegant, slender build and a red or chestnut colored coat, as well as erect, upright ears. This breed is most commonly raised as a companion dog, as it does very well with children and enjoys being around people.
The Cirneco dell'Etna can blush when excited and can get a tan in the summer!
The Cirneco dell'Etna originated in Italy over 2500 years ago.