greyhound that has been bred down in size, some believe the IG was
originally bred purely as a companion, but others believe he was used to
hunt small game.
slender and graceful dog stands up to 15 inches tall at the
shoulder and typically weighs about 10 pounds. He has a
short-haired, satiny coat that comes in shades of black, fawn,
cream, red, or blue, all with or without white markings. Minimal
grooming is required. With little or no doggy odor and almost no
shedding, the Italian Greyhound makes a wonderful pet for the
Greyhound is affectionate and adaptable, and fits in most
accommodations. He is sensitive, intelligent, alert, and
playful, enjoying the company of other pets and children.
Although initially a little reserved around strangers, he is
devoted to his family and thoroughly enjoys his role as a
pampered and luxury-loving companion.
true hounds and as such they need plenty of outdoor exercise and
activities. The Italian Greyhound is a sight hound, and will
instinctively take off after anything that catches his eye.
Therefore, a fenced exercise area is a must.