Photo with thanks to Derek Garside, www.geocities.com/mieleth
Breeders & Puppies For Sale If your
a Italian Greyhound breeder and have Italian Greyhound puppies for sale, send us your details for free and we will add to our Italian Greyhound Breeders page.
Rescue Center Visit the Italian Greyhound rescue centers if your looking to rescue a Italian Greyhound, as well as learn more about the breed or just support the rescue centers for there hard work.
Group Toy Dogs
History An ancient breed which has been around since roman times.
Colours Cream, fawn, blue, black, white, red and pied ( white with coloured patches).
Temperament Affectionate, intelligent, playful,
Weight 30 - 38 cm in height and 2.7 - 4.5 Kg in weight. Males and females are within the same size ranges.
Problems An alround healthy breed. As with many toy breeds may suffer from dislocating kneecaps. The main health issue is making sure they don't break any bones. they are a fragile breed, especially under the age of 18 months.
Living Conditions Will be happy living in country or town house. Would prefer a garden. Ideally suited to gentle owners who to devote alot of attention to the small dog.
Requirements Will get by with just a basic daily walk but will walk much more often or for much longer distances. Will certainly enjoy time off lead and having a good run around.
Training Requirements Average breed when it comes to obedience training. They do best with training sessions split into short sessions as they have a short attention span. give them plenty of praise when they do as you want. Pay particular attention to getting this breed socialised as a puppy with people and other dogs. Obviously if socialising with other puppies make sure they are not to large and rowdy, so as to prevent any injury accidental being caused during playtime.
Life Expectancy 12 - 15 years.
Grooming Very short fine satin like coat just needs once a week attention. Some owners polish the coat with piece of silk or velvet cloth.
CompleteDogsGuide Comment A breed which is ideal for owners who lead quiet type lifestyle and can give this dog as much attention as possible. Nice easy care coat for those who don't have time for daily grooming.
Comments: Send us yours comments, advice for owners, potential owners etc.
Owners Comments: Send us any of your comments. Thanks in advance.
More Italian Greyhound Information: Check out our Italian Greyhound Clubs and links to more informative websites dedicated to the breed.
Submit your Italian Greyhound pictures Send us any pics of your Italian Greyhound, let us know there name and age and any other details. We'll add to this page. Contact us