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Other Names: Piccolo Levrieve Italiani
Height: 13 - 15 inches.
Weight: 8 lbs.
Colors: Short, fine and glossy.
Coat: Solid black, blue, cream, fawn, red or white or any of these colors with broken white.
Temperament: Quiet, affectionate
With Children: Yes, if children are mature.
With Pets: Good with other dogs, sometimes cats.
Special Skills: Hunting dog and family pet.
Care and Training: Easy to groom. He requires is a rub down with a soft cloth or chemise. Bathe only when necessary, but take care that he is thoroughly dry and warm afterwards. Free play and regular walks.
Learning Rate: High, Obedience - High, Problem Solving - Low
Activity: Indoors - High, Outdoors - Very High
Living Environment: Indoors, city or country, apartment or house, needs daily exercise and attention. The owner of an Italian Greyhound should be an active, patient leader who desires a high-energy , busy, affectionate toy dog.
Health Issues: Prone to broken legs, slipped kneecaps, and hereditary eye problems.
Life Span: 14 - 16 Years
Litter Size: 3 - 5
Country of Origin: Italy
History: One of the first breeds in ancient antiquity to be bred exclusively as a companion. The breed is also the smallest of the sight hounds. Italian Greyhounds were popular pets of the Egyptians, Greeks and Roman aristocrats. Whatever his original purpose he has been bred for the past few centuries as purely a pet.
First Registered by the AKC: 1886
AKC Group: Toy