|FCI Dog Group||Group 10 Sighthounds. Section 3 Shorthair Sighthounds. No proof of work.
The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the sighthounds. And despite their small size, they are capable of running at high speed reaching a top speed of up to 40 km / h. As a curiosity, they were also popular with Royalty and are seen in many paintings during the 16th and 17th century.
Your Pet’s Age
33 – 38 cm
3,6 – 5 kg
90 - 130 gr
Black, Light Brown, Blue Fawn, Chocolate, Sable, Cinnamon, Fawn Red, Blue, Slate Gray, Gray, Yellow, Red.
12 to 15 years
Naughty, Affectionate, Intelligent, Agile, Sociable, Athletic.
Greece, Egypt, Italy
The Little Italian Greyhound descended from a small sized sighthound that already existed in the ancient Egypt in the court of the pharaohs. Numerous representations in vases and vases testify to its passage through Laconia (Greece).
The breed arrived in Italy from the beginning of the century fifth before Christ. Its greatest development occurred during the Renaissance period at the court of nobles. It is not strange find the Italian greyhound, depicted in the paintings of the great Italian and foreign masters.
Sweetness and intelligence stand out in Italian Greyhounds. They are very homely animals, who like and require the pampering and attention of their family, with whom they love to share moments of play and activity as well as rest and tranquility.
Due to its short hair and its low percentage of body fat, it is a breed of dog that is highly exposed to inclement weather, which is why it can suffer from colds, respiratory conditions or suffer from hypothermia.