Cirneco dell Etna

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    They look like Beezers... to me anyway.
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    They're closely related (from what I can tell) to Beezers and Pharaohs but they're small dogs, only in the 20 lb range. I was wondering if temperament was more like a beezer or a pharaoh...
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I didn't really have anything constructive to add, lol. And now that you mention it, they do look like Pharoahs as well
     
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    unfortunatly ive never heard of them, pretty though...mini beezers lol
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    wow I breed I have never heard of.. o_O sorry no can help.
     
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    I've never heard of them, but def a beautiful dog!
     
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    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Mini Pharaohs! How cool. I'm no help either but how did you even find this breed?
     
  9. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Haha, yeah they're pretty rare, but I believe are actually FSS accepted by the AKC. SO they must exist over here. I love their look and size. I've thought they were stunning for years now.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I dunno. I've known about them at least 5-6 years now. I'm not sure where I heard of them but they intrigue me. They're also called the Sicilian hound.

    Yeah they are AKC FSS:

    American Kennel Club - List of FSS Breeds

    Another intriguing breed to me is the Podenco Andaluz:

    Podenco Andaluz

    Anyone heard of that one? lol

    And of course the portuguese podengo:

    http://www.bramblewoodkennel.com/images_podengos/pp_medio.jpg

    I don't know much beyond looks and them being in the same 'family' so to speak.
     
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    They're very pretty dogs! I watched a TV show featuring this breed a couple of years ago... unfortunately I can't remember anything specific about them, aside from the fact that I thought they were really interesting. I do remember them being compared to Pharaoh Hounds a lot though... mostly about their different origins though I think, not temperament. Sorry I don't have anything constructive to add!
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Wow!! That doesn't look like that small of a dog!!
     
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    crazy_paws No thumbs = No mutiny

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    I've never heard of them before, but they are GORGEOUS.

    Let me know if you find out more info on them. I'm interested.
     
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    Huh. I thought that I had looked at about every breed there is...
     
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    Well, weight wise.. Just like Ibizan Hounds are 24-29 inches but still weigh 45-60 pounds. I think Cirneco's are around 16-20 inches.

    Laurelin, I think we're basically soul mates when it comes to breed choices. :lol-sign:

    I've looked at the Cirneco and the Pondenco Andaluz. The rarity of them just puts me off, but the size is perfect for the Cirneco. From the limited people who actually know about them, I have heard them be compared to the Pharoah in looks and temperment.

    Podenco Andaluz
    Has a nice little Podenco Andaluz .. and She has definitely made me much more interested in them.
     
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    Haha, I've thought the same thing. You do have fine taste in dogs. ;)

    Yeah I've read Aza Hound's things about the andaluz. Very cool site. I've been meaning to send them an email sometime actually (though about beezers...)
     
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    Back at you. I think the main difference is that I prefer Poms over Paps :p


    Lol Me too. I've always admired her dogs, and love all the info on her website.. still haven't managed to send her a email.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    You just haven't met enough. ;)
     
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    Wowsers - I LOVE the looks of those guys! Wonder how they'd like agility....
     

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