It's common knowledge that canines excel as human companions.
Many dog breeds developed in Europe to defend farmers' cattle or serve as lap dogs to royalty.
Diversity characterizes Italian dog breeds.
However, each breed has varied exercise and training needs.
Many of these canines are good family dogs, but others are best for singles or experienced dog trainers.
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.