Levriero Sardo

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Levriero Sardo
Other namesCane lepperinu sardu
Cani de lèpuri
Cane curridore
Breed statusNot recognized as a breed by any major kennel club.
Dog (domestic dog)

The Levriero Sardo (Sardinian: Cani de lèpuri[1] or Cane Curridore) is one of the rarest breeds of dogs in Sardinia and in Italy, with only 100 specimens existing with a few Sardinian 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 cm to the withers and weighs 18 to 22 kg.


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