Originating in Piedmont Segugio Cravin is a variety of the Piccolo Lepraiolo Italiano specialized for hunting hares. It is probably the result of crossbreeding of Italian scent hounds like the “Ciaplen” a very skillful small short-haired scenthound. In the past these dogs were bred by hunters on the Piedmontese hills. The strict selection resulted in an extremely skilled and clever scenthound. Very few pure specimens remain today.