Cane lepperinu sardu|
Cani de lèpuri
|Breed status||Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Levriero Sardo (Sardinian: Cani de lèpuri or Cane Curridore) is one of the rarest breeds of dogs in Sardinia and in Italy, with only 100 specimens existing with a few Sardinian breeders dedicated to the breed. The breed is very old; it is believed that these dogs were taken to the island of Sardinia by phoenician traders. There are two bloodlines: one characterized by a light brown coat, and the other by a black coat. It is a sighthound used to hunt hares, which stands 58 to 62 cm to the withers and weighs 18 to 22 kg.