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.