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Italian Greyhound

UK KC Classification Toy
Country of Origin Italy
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 33 - 38 cm (13 - 15 inches)
Weight 3 - 3.5 Kgs (7 - 8 lbs)
Life Expectancy 13 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Italian Greyhounds are small, slender, athletic dogs. They have a short coat and they can be black, blue, fawn, red, cream, white, or any of these colours broken with white.


Italian Greyhounds are gentle, affectionate dogs.


If you are considering an Italian Greyhound as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for hot climates
They are not well adapted for cold climates
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Italian Greyhounds are also known as:
Piccolo Levriero Italiano
Piccolo Levrieri Italiani

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