So you’re looking to adopt an Cirneco dell’Etna, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Standing under 20 inches, the Cirneco (“cheer-NEK-o”; Cirnechi is the plural) is often described as resembling a smaller version of the Pharaoh Hound, its cousin from the island of Malta. This slender but rugged hunter’s coat ranges from light to dark tan or chestnut. The large, upright ears point up the alert expression of the eyes, whose amber or ochre color smartly complements the coat.In many ways, these lithe and leggy Sicilians are typical sighthounds: sweet-natured, independent and, of course, breathtakingly swift. It is said, though, that Cirnechi are a bit more trainable than the usual sighthound. These living artifacts of antiquity have sprinted into the 21st century relatively unchanged by passing fads and fancies. The sleek and sinewy Cirneco dell’Etna, the ancient coursing hound of Sicily, is an athletic hunter given to quick bursts of speed. As housedogs, Cirnechi are mild, low-maintenance companions cherished for their loyal and gentle nature.”
An Cirneco dell’Etna typically ranges from 41.910000000000004cm to 49.53cm in height, and weighs from 7.71107029kg to 11.793401620000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Cirneco dell’Etna breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Cirneco dell’Etna insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.