10 ITALIAN DOG BREEDS THAT ARE MOLTO BELLO

The Bracco Italiano is an Italian pointer, and it's one of the oldest pointing breeds in existence, according to the American Kennel Club.

Bracco Italiano

Cane Corso are very, very big dogs — they can weigh up to 120 pounds — and they are not a good breed for first-time dog owners, according to Vet Street.

Cane Corso

Yep, a Bolognese is a dog in addition to a sauce. The Bolognese is a small, playful, easygoing breed that loves people, according to the AKC.

Bolognese

The Neapolitan Mastiff is another huge Italian breed, with males weighing up to 150 pounds.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Italian Greyhounds are the miniature version of the Greyhound. They're gentle, loving dogs that are so affectionate they can sometimes border on needy, according to Hill's Pet.

Italian Greyhound

Maremmas — pronounced "mare" like a female horse, and "Emma" like the name — have been bred as livestock guard dogs in Italy for centuries.

Maremma Sheepdog

Bergamasco Shepherds have hair that naturally mats together, forming "flocks,"which are meant to protect them from the intense cold in the Italian Alps, where they're originally from.

Bergamasco Shepherd

Segugio Italianos are medium-size hound dogs that have powerful hunting instincts and need a lot of exercise — about two hours or more — as a result, according to Purina.

Segugio Italiano

Volpinos are sweet and playful dogs who are relatively rare, with about 3,000 in the world currently, according to Vet Street.

Volpino

Saint Bernards, the well-known rescue and "nanny" dogs, are indeed part Italian. They were originally used by monks living in a the St. Bernard Pass, which was a dangerous path.

Saint Bernard

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