Cirneco Dell’Etna Pictures and Information

The Cirneco Dell’Etna is an elegant looking dog that has a slender body. Though it is moderate in size, it has large amounts of strength and speed.


Cirneco Dell’ Etna Description

The body of this breed should have a square frame, and the coat should be short, smooth, and sleek. The body length of these dogs should be equal to their height near the whiskers. The head of the Cirneco Dell’ Etna should have the shape of an oval, and the nose should be prominent. The jaws of the Cirneco Dell’Etna are not exceptionally powerful, but the teeth should form a scissors bite. The coat should be tan in color, and a white patch may be present on the chest.

This breed resembles the Pharoah Hound but is smaller.

Cirneco Dell’Etna

Also Known As

Sicilian Greyhound


The Cirneco Dell’Etna is a dog that was bred to hunt rabbits and other small game. Because of this, it is intelligent, brave, and strong. At the same time, it is calm and loving to those that care for it. It is a great dog for the family, and it has an excellent disposition. It loves to play and has large amounts of energy. However, because of their size, the Cirneco Dell’Etna does not make a formidable guard dog. Its behavior around other pets is not well known, so it is important for owners to make sure it is socialized while it is young.

Health Problems

There are no known health problems that are specific to this breed. Any diseases that it suffers from may be common with other dogs. The Cirneco Dell’Etna may have a maximum life expectancy of 15 years.


Cirneco Dell’Etna needs large amounts of exercise. It is great for those who enjoy jogging or hiking through the woods. It has a large amount of stamina, and owners will want to make sure the dog is able to get the exercise it needs. While this dog may live in apartments or small homes, it is better for those that at least have small to medium-sized yards. Owners will want to give these dogs all the exercise they need.

Special Grooming Needs

The Cirneco Dell’Etna has a short coat that is easy to groom. Owners will simply want to use a strong brush, and the cost should be groomed on a weekly basis. The Cirneco Dell’ Etna should only be given a bath when it is necessary. The shedding patterns of this breed are not known. Owners will also want to make sure the nails are kept trimmed, and the ears should be checked for signs of infection.