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Italian Greyhound

An ancient breed from the Mediterranean region, the Italian Greyhound excels as a companion and hunter of small game. Friendly with adults and children, this breed has a gentle, playful nature. An intelligent dog that is easy to train, the Italian Greyhound prefers spending time with his family. The smallest of the sighthounds, this active breed requires daily exercise. His smooth, glossy coat needs minimal grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Italian Greyhound was a favorite of royalty including: Anne of Denmark, Mary Beatrice d’Este of Modena, Frederick the Great of Prussia, Catherine the Great of Russia, and Queen Victoria.
Also Known As:
Petit Levrier Italiane
Piccolo Levriero Italiano
Italienisches Windspiel
Italian Greyhound
  • Size Toy/Small
  • Height 33 to 38 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 3.5 to 7 kilograms
    Females – 1.5 to 4.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Any colour and markings
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both