Segugio Maremmano

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Segugio Maremmano
Segugio Maremmano.jpg
OriginItaly
Traits
Weight 13 to 23 kilograms (29 to 51 lb)
Height Male 48 to 54 centimetres (19 to 21 in)
Female 46 to 52 centimetres (18 to 20 in)
Coat Smooth or rough
Color Brown, black and tan, or brindle
Classification / standards
FCI Group 6 Scenthounds, Section 1.2 Medium-sized Hounds #361 (provisional) standard
NotesRecognized by the Italian Kennel Club
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Segugio Maremmano[1] is a breed of dog from the coastal plains of Maremma, in Tuscany. It is widely used for hunting wild boar. Tuscan breeders have selected the dogs for hunting ability and their appearances vary.

The breed is recognized by ENCI (the Italian Kennel Club) and since 2018, also by the FCI. It has registered 6,600 dogs as breed founders, and the breed was the third-most numerous breed in Italy in 2009.[2] Due to the large number of founders and the breed's genetic variability, the breed should enjoy relative freedom from genetic inbreeding. Most dog breeds are derived by a very small number of founders (for example just nine dogs were used as founders during the creation of the Siberian Husky) and therefore inbreeding tends to be high, resulting in a high incidence of illness due to gene mutations.[3]

Males stand 48 cm to 54 cm at the withers and females 46 cm to 52 cm. They weigh between 13 kg to 23 kg. The coat is smooth or rough and comes in brown, black and tan or brindle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian breeds of dogs: Segugio Maremmano". Eng.agraria.org. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. ^ enci.it Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Purebred Dog Breeds into the Twenty-First Century". Seppalakennels.com. Retrieved 30 July 2016.

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