For a long time, we've understood that dogs truly are man's best friend.
Although dogs come from all over the globe, many European
dog breeds have regal pedigrees or were domesticated to guard farmers' livestock.
Italian dog breeds are a reflection of that variety.
Some are more suited to vigorous exercise, while others would rather spend the day lounging around the house by your side.
Nonetheless, the needs for training and activity vary per breed.
The American Kennel Club lists the Bracco Italiano as one of the earliest pointing breeds.