Italian Greyhound

  • Size

  • Height

    13 to 15 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 8 to 15 lbs.
    Females – 4 to 10 lbs.
  • Coat

  • Color

    Any color and markings
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.