Italian Greyhound Information

italian greyhound breedThe Italian Greyhound has the same grace and speed as the Greyhound, just in a smaller package. Much smaller – the breed is barely a foot tall with a very slender build. Experts debate whether the Italian was bred for hunting small animals or simply for providing companionship. We may never know since the breed’s history dates back more than 2,000 years.

As a pet, the Italian Greyhound is playful and highly affectionate with a sensitive nature. His satin fur can vary in color, from white to black and nearly every color in between, and requires very little maintenance.

Breed Stats

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 3in     Weight: 7-14lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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