Bracco Italiano is believed to have existed since the early 4th or 5th century BC. Some say that it was made by crossing the Asiatic Mastiff and the Segugio Italiano while others think that the Bloodhounds were the predecessors of this breed. The Bracco population was declining in the 19th and 20th centuries, but the efforts of an Italian breeder named Ferdinando Delor de Ferrabouc and an organization called Societa Amitori Bracco Italiano revived the breed. The United Kennel Club recognized them in 2006.
The white and orange colored Piedmontese Pointer originated in Piedmont and was used to hunt in mountains
The roan and brown colored dogs Lombard Pointer may have come from Lombardy and were bred for working in marshy lowland areas. These dogs are heavier and bigger than the Piedmont dogs.
Found in the paintings dated back to the 4th and 5th century BC
Temperament & Personality
The Bracco is a cheerful and gentle dog. It enjoys human company and loves to please its master. Although they are a hunting breed, they remain calm indoors and make excellent family pets. They alert their owners when they detect anything unusual, but due to their mild nature, it is not great as a guard dog. It is comfortable with other pets and children if it is raised along with them.