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Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound The Italian Greyhound breed is an elegant and affectionate greyhound. Italian Greyhounds have an ancient and varied heritage. Their roots may go back directly to the earliest greyhounds of ancient Egypt. The Italian Greyhound's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet for active people; hunting; not recommended for apartment settings The Italian Greyhound dog breed is a relatively small Greyhound breed, but it's still a Greyhound. The dogs need plenty of physical activity. They are also considered very affectionate and seem to get along well with cats. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Italian Greyhound's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Italian Greyhound breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: 13-15 inches
  • Coat: very short, close to the skin, fine, glossy, and soft
  • Color: any
  • Eyes: dark, medium-sized
  • Ears: small
  • Skull: "not too broad"
  • Muzzle: long and
  • Nose: dark
  • Tail: slender, tapered, and curved at the end, low-set

The Italian Greyhound’s Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Ireland Original purpose: hunting, racing, pets Name: very popular in Italy during the Renaissance, though it is not clear if Italy is in fact the ultimate country of origin of the breed Historical notes: A mummified small Greyhound dating to ancient Egypt closely resembles today's Italian Greyhound. Depictions of small Greyhounds resembling the Italian Greyhound have also been found in Pompeii. They became exceptionally popular in Italy during the Renaissance, which is how they have gotten their breed's name.



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 Phone : (470) 525-6223

 Email : info@breederskennelclub.com


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