The Italian Greyhound resembles the Greyhound in many ways, but is much smaller. This kind and gentle breed may have been used as a small game hunter in the past, but is strictly a companion dog these days. The Italian Greyhound adapts well to his environment and can do well in both apartment and single family home.
This breed comes in various colors and stands approximately 13 to 15 inches high at the shoulder.
When you bring an Italian Greyhound into your home to become part of your family, you are gaining a gentle and affectionate pup. This dog gets along well with all family members, including children. Even though it is small in stature, the Italian Greyhound still needs a good amount of daily exercise. Whether going for walks or running around in a fenced-in yard, the Italian Greyhound is happy so long as he gets outside whenever possible.
This breed is quite intelligent which is beneficial for many reasons, including the fact that the Italian Greyhound is easy to train. Once trained, the Italian Greyhound will listen easily to his owner’s commands and do so willingly. Those who don’t like to spend too much time grooming their pets will love the fact that the Italian Greyhound is easy to groom and can be groomed in no time at all. The coat of the Italian Greyhound is short and smooth, making for an easy grooming experience for all.
If you are searching for a small version of a Greyhound breed which is affectionate, calm and loves the outdoors, the Italian Greyhound is the perfect addition to the family home.