Several years agao there was a dog show from Milan. The winning dog was an Italian breed that was similar in appearance and color to a Yellow Labrador.

can anyone help me with the name of this breed?
Thanks;-)
Several years agao there was a dog show from Milan. The winning dog was an Italian breed that was similar in appearance and color to a Yellow Labrador.

The only Italian hunting dog that I can think of is the Spinone, but they don't look much like labs:
http://www.spinone.com /
Or maybe you mean one of these (which I'd never heard of until I googled):
http://www.furrycritter.com/resources/dogs/Italian Hound.htm Pointing Dog.htm

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Could it have been a segugio?
They come in wheaten - but I'd be worried if you think they look like a lab!
http://www.the-kennel-club.org.uk/discoverdogs/hound/segugioitaliano.htm

Sue
I own a Bracco Italiano which is an Italian Pointer. It looks like a hound in the head type but everything else resembles a pointing breed. Doesn't even come close to looking like a lab not even it's coloration, if anything, it looks like a smooth Spinone.
Paula
Several years agao there was a dog show from Milan. ... was similar in appearance and color to a Yellow Labrador.

The only Italian hunting dog that I can think of is the Spinone, but they don't look much like labs: http://www.spinone.com / Or maybe you mean one of these (which I'd never heard of until I googled): http://www.furrycritter.com/resources/dogs/Italian Hound.htm http://www.furrycritter.com/resources/dogs/Italian Pointing Dog.htm

W/o looking at the links...I think I watched that FCI show a few years ago. The winning dog was a pale orange/white Bracco Italiano. IIRC, it was a Pointing dog of some sort, that looked more like a Spinone or a GSP than a Lab.
There's also the Porcelaine. However, the Porcelaine is French, and is grouped w/ the long-legged basset hounds (vs. the short-legged Basset, PVGV, and is there another I can't remember). To me, the Porcelaine has a miniscule Lab-like looks, however still looks more Pointer than Lab.
Shelly & The Boys
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It was late at night;-) I am a Lab fancier; however, South Texas is hard on such a breed. I am doing lots of work in Italy and might look up a breeder of a weekend. I was particularly struck by the fact that such a champion dog was good in the ring, on the hunt, and as a companion (as reported by his owner).

"Bracco" might be the name, though i remember it as being more of a retriever type than a pointer;-)
Then it isn't a retriever type at all. A Bracco is a Pointer all the way, structure, movement, not a water dog. Very fast, very light on it's feet, high prey drive, tons of energy..not a kennel dog, very sensitive, good with kids, non agressive, very soft dog. Not really a dog recommended for hard core hunters, unless they have a gentle touch and a soft voice. Any rough treatment with this dog will turn it into a mental case. Needs a soft touch and definately a house dog. Very short coat.
Definately not a breed for just anyone or everyone. Very much like a Spinone in character. Also can be a whiner. Eats anything not nailed down. Research and homework is really necessary. Most Italians do not like to sell their dogs abroad and the best ones are in Italy. This breed if not understood can easily end up in rescue. A fenced yard and obedeince training is a must. They can be diggers and also destructive. They have nothing in common with a retreiving breed.
Paula