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Italian Greyhound


Italian Greyhound profile

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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 33-38cm.

Avg weight: 3.6-5kg

Coat type: Fine, short coat.

Coat colours: Black, fawn, blue fawn, sable, tan, chocolate, red fawn, blue, grey, yellow.

Originally bred for: Being a lapdog.

Breed traits: Gentle, sensitive, devoted, athletic.

A little about the Italian Greyhound


The Italian Greyhound is one of the original toy breeds and has been a popular companion pet for many years. It has the active attributes of a sighthound in a small package. Whilst it is gentle, affectionate and good with children, its size means it can be easily injured accidentally.



The Italian Greyhound may be predisposed to the following health conditions: Periodontal Disease, Epilepsy, Patellar Luxation. Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Colour Dilution Alopecia, Cataracts, Legg-Perthes, Hypothyroidism, Portosystemic Shunts and musculoskeletal injuries (eg. leg fractures).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.