This slender but rugged hunter’s coat ranges from light to dark tan or chestnut. Set well into shoulders. Shoulders – Strong, long, moderately laid back. AKC will maintain an open registry for the breed until January 1, 2020. Cirneco is pronounced "cheer-nec-ko" and its plural is Cirnechi (cheer-nec-kee). In many ways, these lithe and leggy Sicilians are typical sighthounds: sweet-natured, independent and, of course, breathtakingly swift. The Cirneco has a strong, independent temperament necessary for a hunter but is friendly and affectionate and makes an excellent family pet. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Pads – Well padded, hard and of the same color as the nails. Legs – Forelegs straight and parallel when viewed from the front. Dr. Maurizio Migneco, a veterinarian, wrote a passionate article about the breed’s imminent demise. - Logiciel d'Elevage Our sweetheart, baby with the strongest temperament, intelligent, smart, red-beauty "vulcanic" girl of Cirneco dell'Etna from the oldest Sicilian kennel DEL GELSO BIANCO. Triangular shape with narrow tip. Expression – Alert expression. Want to connect with other people who love the same breed as much as you do? Ce chien particulièrement discret et souvent utilisé pour la chasse est originaire de Sicile. At the February 2014 Board Meeting, the Cirneco dell'Etna Club of America became the official parent club for the Cirneco dell'Etna. It is said, though, that Cirnechi are a bit more trainable than the usual sighthound. The Cirneco has been assigned the Hound Group Designation. Topline – Straight topline sloping from withers towards croup. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports. At the February 2011 Board Meeting, the Cirneco dell'Etna Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Cirneco dell'Etna., Gentle weekly brushing with a soft bristle brush or hound glove should keep him looking his best, with an occasional bath only as needed. Le DIMANCHE 6 MAI 2018, nous avons présenté NEHESY DU HAUT CHIGNAGUET , en classe JEUNE Élevage de Cirneco de l'Etna à Heist-op-den-berg (Anvers) Notre élevage de Cirneco de l’Etna se trouve à Hest-op-den, dans la province d’Anvers. Hock joint – Angle at the joint is about 135 degrees. Amber or ochre blending with coat. The Cirneco dell'Etna takes it name from Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, situated on the east coast of Sicily. Feet: Strong, well knuckled, firm, slightly oval, turning neither in nor out. Lips – Thin, taut lips, just covering the teeth of the lower jaw. These living artifacts of antiquity have sprinted into the 21st century relatively unchanged by passing fads and fancies. The traditional method of hunting involved the Cirneco's "partner" - the ferret. Stifle – Moderate bend of stifle. The breed was first accepted by ASFA in 1999. A clue to the Cirneco’s origin is in its name: Cirneco is derived from a Greek word meaning “dog of Cyrene (Libya).” It is likely that the breed has existed in Sicily since its ancestors arrived on its craggy shores some 3,000 years ago in the holds of ships piloted by those master traders of the ancient world, the Phoenicians. Despite its primitive origins, the Cirneco is biddable and affectionate, responding well to gentle methods of training, with a lively and active disposition which requires mental stimulation and interplay with its family to maintain its well-being. Brown or yellow iris is a fault to be severely penalized. Overshot mouth or undershot mouth is a disqualification. 5 males de disponibles a l'adoption, de caractères joueurs, calins, sociable, habitués aux chiens et aux chats, n'hésitez pas a nous contacter au Pigmentation of the eyelid rims corresponding to the color of the nose. All rights reserved. The Cirneco dell'Etna became eligible for AKC registration, December 1, 2014 and was eligible to compete in the Hound Group, effective January 2, 2015. Legend has it that the Temple on the south western slopes of the volcano dedicated to the God Adranos, personification of the Etna volcano, was guarded by 1000 Cirnechi who had the divine ability to recognize thieves and disbelievers, whom they attacked. Elbow – Level or below the line of the brisket and well tucked in. Angulation- Not excessively angulated. Color: Self-colored light to dark shades of tan, with a mixture of slightly lighter and darker hairs, or tan with white blaze or mark on head, chest and/or throat, white feet, point of tail, and/ or belly. Muzzle – Length equal to, but not less than 80 percent of the length of the skull. Nous... L'annuaire recense 2 élevages de, Élevage de Cirneco de l'Etna à Heist-op-den-berg (Anvers), Élevage de Cirneco de l'Etna à Le Cap d'Agde (Hérault). Planes – Top of skull and foreface parallel or slightly divergent. Tail – Low set, fairly thick at base, reaching to point of hock. In antiquity, offshoots of the “Egyptian Hound” were developed and bartered around the Middle East and Mediterranean basin. Angle between pelvis and upper thigh is about 115 degrees. Hair on tail is semi-long and close. Dewclaws – May not be removed. Bite – Regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. Because of his strong hunting instincts, he should not be allowed off lead in areas that are not securely enclosed, as he may not be able to resist the urge to run off after perceived prey. Essential info about dog health, training, sports and more. Every week the owner should do a quick check of the dog’s ears for any signs of infection, and the Cirneco’s teeth should be brushed often, using a toothpaste designed for dogs. Length slightly less but no more than half the head. Length from sole of foot to point of hock is just over a quarter of the height at the withers.