Cirneco dell’Etna Dog Characteristics, Origin, Lifespan

The Cirneco dell’Etna dog is a breed of hunting dog from the Mediterranean island of Sicily, Italy. The breed has keen sense of smell, and is used to hunt small game, particularly rabbits. It is a very beautiful breed of dog. It is named ‘Etna’ for the Etna volcano in eastern Sicily. And the name “Cirneco” comes from a Greek word, “Kyrenaikos,” which means “of Cyrene.” The ancient Greek city of Cyrene was located near modern Shahhat, Libya. The Cirneco dell’Etna dog looks a bit like the Ibizan Hound, the breed’s ancestors likely hail from Sicily by way of Phoenician

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