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Cirneco dell'Etna

The proper pronunciation is "cheer-nec-ko" and "cheer-nec-kee" for plural Cirnechi.


  • The Cirneco dell'Etna is both a sight and scent hound from the island of Sicily where they are used for hunting on volcanic terrain.

  • Mediterranean artifacts dating back to 4000 BC have depictions on coins and pottery that resemble the Cirneco.

  • The Cirneco is intelligent and affectionate.  They are wonderful companions that love to be near their "people".

  • In the United States look for Cirnechi participating in conformation, coursing, racing, agility, nose work, barn hunt, flyball, and therapy.

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