Westminster Dog Show 2023 Live Updates: The Big Day Is Here

Victor Mather

These bracco Italianos competed at Crufts 2023, a dog show in England. The breed is evaluated for characteristics like a “markedly sculpted head” and “very obvious chiseling under the eyes.”Credit…Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The new dog on the block this year at Westminster is the bracco Italiano — a pointer that will make its debut in the sporting group against a formidable field of spaniels, retrievers and setters.

“Their most notable features are a sculpted head with divergent facial planes, long ears and a fast, extended trot,” Westminster said in its introduction of the new breed.

“The bracco Italiano is a very dignified dog,” said a description provided by the Bracco Italiano Club of America. “The breed is…

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