Italian Greyhound
Size
Toy/Small
Height
13 to 15 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 8 to 15 pounds, Females – 4 to 10 pounds.
Coat
Short
Color
Any color and markings
Energy
High
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally Obedience

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.

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.

Training Italian Greyhounds

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