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Italian Segugio

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 62 lbs.

Height: 20" - 23"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Italy (Ancient Times)

Also Known As: Italian Hound, Segugio, Segugio Italiano a Pelo Forte (Wirehaired Italian Hound), Segugio Italiano a Pelo Raso (Shorthaired Italian Hound)

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

Due to its hunting nature, the Italian Segugio requires moderate to high levels of exercise. Long daily walks, runs or play sessions. Hunting activities are a plus.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Sociable and energetic. Some dogs of this breed may have a streak of stubbornness, but this can be reduced through proper training. The Italian Hound is always ready for a hunt and has a high endurance - many will put in a 12-hour day of hunting and may still be ready for more.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


The Italian Hound is an ancient breed that is a mix between scenthounds and sighthounds. It is suspected that the breed may have originated by crossing Egyptian coursing dogs with Mastiff bloodlines to add bulk.

Dog Food for Your Italian Segugio

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

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