Can Cirneco dell’Etnas Be Guard Dogs?

Considering to adopt a Cirneco dell’Etna puppy and wondering whether a Cirneco dell’Etna can be a good watch dog or if Cirneco dell’Etna Dogs are protective of their owners?

According to pet trainers, Cirneco dell’Etna Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of breeds that are considered the best guard dogs.


Can Cirneco dell’Etnas Be Guard Dogs?

Can Cirneco dell’Etnas Be A Watch Dog?

    This dog is not recommended to be a watchdog.

    Training a Cirneco dell’Etna To Be a Watch Dog

    Lots of people get a pet dog because they want more security around their homes. A guard dog, or a dog that will really stop an intruder, generally takes unique breeding and training, but there are many dogs that are outstanding watch dogs.

    A watch dog merely alarms their owner to someone approaching their house. Even though your pet dog isn't a police canine, most barking dogs will deter an intruder even if they aren't large. Most guard dogs also make excellent watch dogs, but not all watch dogs make good guard dogs.

    Top 5 Best Guard Dogs

    1. Doberman Pinscher - The Doberman Pinscher is German breed initially used for guarding, police and military work. They are large, strong dogs that will alarm their owners to suspicious activity and can make very good guard dogs as well.

    2. Cairn Terrier - Although small, the Cairn Terrier is mighty. They are strong-willed, feisty little terriers that are quite observant of their surroundings and will alarm their owners to any novel activity in no time. Due to this, they make excellent watch dogs.

    3. Rottweiler - The Rottweiler is a large German guard dog breed that is deeply loyal to its family but wary of strangers. However, they are not a great choice for inexperienced canine owners.

    4. German Shepherd - They are impressive guard dogs that will alert their owners of any strangers just a little too close to their homes.

    5. Akita - They will quickly alarm their owners to any unusual activity. They are strong dogs that are not well-suited for the novice owner, but are almost unparalleled in their loyalty to their owners.

Can Cirneco dell’Etnas Be Guard Dogs

Cirneco dell’Etna Information

The Cirneco dell'Etna is a small breed of dog originally from Italian island of Sicily. This hound was historically used to hunt rabbits and can work for hours without food or water. The breed also has a keen sense of smell and is primarily built for endurance over harsh terrain such as that of Mount Etna. It is the smallest of the Mediterranean island hunting hounds, the others being the Pharaoh Hounds and Ibizan Hounds.

Today they are increasingly kept for conformation showing and as pets, due to their low coat maintenance and friendly nature, although as active hounds they do need regular exercise. A Cirneco should measure from 43 to 51 cm (17 to 20 in) and weigh between 10 and 12 kg (22 and 26 lb). As with other breeds, those from hunting stock can lie outside these ranges.

What to do if you lose your Cirneco dell’Etna

If your Cirneco dell’Etna Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Visit the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Cirneco dell’Etna

If you find a Cirneco dell’Etna Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.