Pam Coeth, third place Action
January 6, 2021
By SARA CAVANAGH
Pam Coeth of Wayne, Pa., took this photo of her "Dino", a 1 year and 2 month old Male Cirneco dell'Etna, leaping thorough the snow.
She took the photo with a Sony A73 camera using a Sony 70-200 mm. lens, and she sent in this description of Dino's breed.
The Cirneco dell'Etna is an ancient breed over 5,000 years old.
It is a rabbit hunting breed from the area of Sicily, Italy. They have been used for centuries there, mainly around the area of Mt. Etna. They are excellent at climbing the volcanic rocks and difficult terrain, and can go for long periods without water.
They are in the Sighthound group, along with Whippets, Greyhounds, Saluki, etc., and are smaller to medium sized dogs, with females 17-19" at shoulder and males 18-20" at shoulder. Males are approximately 25-30 lbs at adulthood. The are playful, affectionate, friendly dogs.