Italian Molto Bello Dog Breeds

The American Kennel Club lists the Bracco Italiano as one of the earliest pointing breeds. They are smart, trainable, and friendly to kids and pets.

Vet Street warns first-time dog owners that Cane Corsos can weigh up to 120 pounds and are large dogs. Corsi (plural) were bred to guard and need early interaction with people and other dogs. 

A Bolognese is a sauce and a dog. The AKC describes the Bolognese as a tiny, playful, easygoing dog who likes people.

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The Neapolitan Mastiff, another large Italian breed, can weigh 150 pounds, according to the AKC. Neapolitans have been loyal guard dogs since ancient Rome. 

Italian Greyhounds are small Greyhounds. Hill's Pet says they're nice, affectionate dogs who can be needy. They need brief walks twice a day but not much activity. 

Beautiful and thin, the Cirneco dell'Etna hound dog will love and protect its family to the end. The breed is smart and needs early training.

Maremmas, pronounced "mare" like a female horse and "Emma" like the name, have been livestock guard dogs in Italy for generations, according to the Maremma Sheepdog Club of America.

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