Italian Greyhound Bio

Description:

The Italian Greyhound is extremely slender and barely over a foot tall, but has all the grace and sweetness of his taller Greyhound relatives. There is debate as to whether they were originally bred for hunting small game or meant to be simply a companion. In all likelihood, both are true as they are adaptable to city and country life.

History

As with many ancient breeds, their depiction in art and architecture provides insight into their origin. Miniature greyhounds appear in ancient decorative arts of the Mediterranean countries dating back 2000 years. During the Renaissance, Italian noblemen adopted the breed as their own and it became known as the Italian Greyhound. The breed made its way to England in the seventeenth century, gaining steadily in popularity.

Color

The Italian Greyhound’s coat can be any color, except brindle and classic black and tan.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

Playful and intelligent, the Italian Greyhound is generally easy to train and prefers to spend most of his time with his owner. They like attention and affection, and are a peaceful, gentle friend to adults and children.

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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