1. Bergamasco Sheepdog
The Bergamasco Sheepdog’s coat, which was originally used to herd and defend livestock in the mountainous alpine region near Bergamo in northern Italy, kept it well insulated against low temperatures. The dog’s huge eyelashes also prevented snow from getting into its eyes.
Bergamascos are now quite rare. They can be extremely affectionate and devoted family pets. They are intelligent, energetic, and self-sufficient thinkers, so they will need a lot of exercise and training.
The modern Bolognese dates back to the 11th century in Italy, where the aristocracy worshiped these dogs. The breed almost died out throughout history, but an Italian breeder in the 1980s helped restore its appeal.
These charming little dogs are well known for being calm, affectionate and sociable, and are also popular because they are small. Bowlers tend to form strong bonds with their families and like to have people around them for most of the day to avoid separation anxiety.
3. Bracco Italiano
The Bracco Italiano, believed to be one of the oldest show breeds in Europe, has been around since the 4th or 5th century BC. C. in northern Italy. These dogs almost became extinct in the 18th century, but a group of breeders played a role in their revival.
These are large, athletic dogs that are intelligent and motivated. However, given enough exercise and mental stimulation, they are usually calm, loving, and loyal guardians in the home.
4. Cane Corso
The Cane Corso is a large, muscular mastiff-type breed that has been in Italy for hundreds of years. These dogs were originally designed to guard property and hunt large game, but have also been used to herd and hunt large game.
They are extremely devoted to their families, known to be very loving and gentle with them. Their size and power, on the other hand, require adequate space as well as proper exercise and training to thrive.
5. Italian Greyhound
The ancient Italian Greyhound was considered to have descended from the Mediterranean, with origins in Greece and Turkey, but became famous during the Renaissance period. They are renowned for their friendliness, laid-back personality, and cheerfulness.
When they go for a walk, they are full of energy, but they don’t need as much exercise as some breeds. They usually love nothing more than curling up on the couch to get some sleep after a long walk. When it comes to obedience training, they can be quite stubborn; therefore, constant praise is required.
6. Lagotto Romagnolo
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a water dog that was first bred in the Romagna region of northeastern Italy. In its native dialect, Lagotto means “duck dog.” Lottos are well known for being affectionate, eager to learn, and trainable.
They are less intense than some working dogs, however, they may require a bit of effort on your part. However, their curly fur can easily get tangled, so be prepared to work if you want it to look good. Additionally, Lgottos have a loud bark with which they often like to dig.
7. Maremma Sheepdog
The Abruzzo region of southern Italy, where the Maremma sheepdog was used to protect sheep from wolves, is known as the “land of lambs” due to its abundance of dairy farms. The breed is renowned for its loyalty, poise, and bravery.
These large dogs are also intelligent, self-reliant thinkers who can become extremely protective of their human and their territory. As a result, they are not always a good choice for novice dog owners.
8. Neapolitan Mastiff
The Neapolitan Mastiff has a long and illustrious history. They were powerful defenders as well as fierce gladiators in Ancient Rome. These mastiffs were further developed in southern Italy to resemble the large, wrinkled, loose-skinned dogs as they are known today.
While they are still very competent watchdogs, their personalities are friendlier and more familiar than ever before. To prevent infections and other problems from your wrinkled skin, make sure you clean it properly. Also, expect copious amounts of slime.
9. Spinone Italiano
The Spinone Italiano is believed to get its name from the thorny undergrowth they must traverse when hunting in their native Piedmont. These coarse-haired pointers have a long history. The contemporary shape gained popularity due to its adaptability and ability to bounce back on land and in the water.
These dogs are very elegant and are known for their gentle and gentle personalities. However, they can have a stubborn streak, and because they tend to become strongly attached to their people, they can suffer from separation anxiety.
10. Volpino Italiano
The little Spitz-like Volpino is the rarest of all the dogs on this list. These canines were developed as companions to court ladies and by the working class as top-tier guard dogs and vermin hunters in the 16th century.
It has been claimed that a Volpino was owned by the painter Michelangelo. Despite their small size, they were also used as ideal dogs for the working class, as well as being the first choice of court ladies.