Maryland Pet Match
P.O. Box 42015
Towson, MD 21284
(410) 676-2037
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Italian Greyhound
Imaginative, funny, and affectionate, this small hound loves living in the lap of luxury.
Height: 13 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 6 to 15 pounds (most average about 8 pounds)
Coat: short and satiny
Life span: 14 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Italian Greyhound was a favorite companion of noblewomen in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy. But this small hound was more than a lap dog, having the speed, endurance, and determination to hunt small game. These days, he's a family dog whose beauty and athleticism is admired in the show ring and in obedience, agility, and rally competitions.
Italian Greyhound profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners