Italian Greyhound

Average: 5 (4 votes)

First known in the Mediterranean dating back 2000 years ago, Italian noblemen adopted the breed as their own during the 17th century. Though smaller, the Italian Greyhound has a much grace and sweetness of the standard greyhound. This smaller breed weighs between 6 and 10 pounds and stands at 12 to 15 inches. They are fairly inactive indoors, so this breed is great for apartment life.



Kristin Beatty-Fritts

Whoever wrote this description is wrong in every way. They are never inactive indoors unless they are asleep. They weigh approximately 8 - 18 lbs. Although they are sweet, they tend to be very vocal. They are notoriously hard to housebreak & are extremely intelligent, yet stubborn. I have had 13yrs experience. The description noted here is the reason why they end up in shelters. People do not do their research & "experts" have the same problem. They are awesome dogs but not for someone that is not prepared for mega amounts of energy, structure & training. You should have a fenced in area (tall fence) or keep them on a lead when outdoors. They are amazingly fast & if they escape, there's a good chance they will be hit by a car. I hope people take the time to truly understand this breed before adding it to their family. It does the dog a great disservice otherwise.

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