Levriero Sardo

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Levriero Sardo
Other names Cani de lèpori
Country of origin Italy
Classification and standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Levriero Sardo or Cani de lèpori[1] is one of the rarest breeds of dogs in Sardinia and in Italy, with only 100 specimens existing with a few breeders dedicated to the breed. The breed is very old; it is believed that these dogs were taken to the island of Sardinia by phoenician traders. There are two bloodlines: one characterized by a light brown coat, and the other by a black coat. It is a sighthound used to hunt hares, which stands 58 to 62 cms to the withers and weighs 18 to 22 kg.


  1. ^ Levriero Sardo article

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