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.
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.