We bet you never realised how many Italian breeds of dog there are!
Breeds of personality, charisma, strength and cuteness… The Ente Nazionale della Cinofilia Italiana officially lists 16 Italian dog breeds, so we decided to list the most popular. See how many you recognise.
Neapolitan Mastiff – Large, lean, with strong jaw muscles
Maltese – Mini, with long, silky coat
Maremma Sheepdog – Large, with a full and shaggy, white coat
Italian Pointer – Strong, energetic and resilient
Italian Greyhound – Unable to grow taller than 38 centimetres in height and weighs between 2.5 – 4 kilos, despite having well developed muscles
Bolognese – Small sized, protruding eyes, white and curly fur
Bergamasco Sheepdog – Medium sized, with a long, thick and shaggy coat
Lagotto Romagnolo – Medium sized, with a dense and curly coat
Volpino – Small sized, compact body with well-developed muscles
Cane Corso – Medium-large, muscular and very strong