Kansas City Dog Boarding
Here in a Kansas City dog boarding facility I recently saw an incredible dog called a Cirneco. The Cirneco is found all over Sicily in particular in the area surrounding Mount Etna where they are specifically bred to hunt on the terrain formed by volcanic lava. The breed has been rigorously selected over centuries for its ability to work for hours in the heat withoutand water, thus creating the dog we have today: an extremely hardy breed, free from inherited health problems. The Cirneco is very similar to the Pharaoh hound in appearance and shares the same origins in the Mediterranean basin. The Cirneco is a primitive dog that is one of the few ancient breeds that has undergone very little manipulation by man. It has been selected by nature, by the environment and the use to which it has been put over the three thousand years it has been present in Sicily. Affectionate and friendly, it is considered easier to train than some of its sighthound cousins. Because this breed was originally bred as a hunting dog it will possess the temperament of a hunting dog, and while they do make good pets they do have considerable energy. Like other hunting breeds they will also display a strong prey drive and for this reason they should not be walked off the and should be supervised around unfamiliar animals. This breed is very friendly and likes to be part of the family. They particularly enjoy snuggling up in a warm with their owners. Although they do form close bonds with family, they tend to be wary of strangers and should be well socialized from an early age. This breed does not always do well in the cold and they may need a if they are kept in cold climates.