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Also known as: Piccolo
About Italian Greyhound
Country of Origin, History of the breed
The Italian Greyhound is
the smallest member of the family of gazehounds
(hounds that hunt by sight). They have probably
originated over 2,000 years ago in what is
today either Greece or Turkey. By the Middle
Ages, They could be found all through southern
Europe. The breed was a popular breed among
Egyptian, Greek, and Roman aristocrats. When
miniature dogs become popular in sixteenth
century Italy, this dog was in great demand.
Thus, it became known as the 'Italian Greyhound.'
This breed was so popular during
the Middle Ages, it was depicted in Renaissance
Although the first recorded showing
of the breed in the United States occurred in 1886,
they were not officially recognized by the AKC until
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A General Appearance of the Dog
The Dog appears to be an elegant,
miniature Greyhound. This fine-boned cousin has
an arched back, a long neck and long, thin legs
and tail which ends in a slight upward arch. Its
narrow ears lie back along its head, but often stand
up in a very alert posture. He has a high-stepping,
elegant gait that gives the impression of being
This dog bark only when necessary.
When they do bark, their voices are deeper than
one would expect for such a fragile-looking dog.
The breed is a lean, active dog
that has high spirits and wants to please its guardian.
This breed are clean dogs that tend to be free of
This breed appears in blue, cream,
faun, red, solid black, or white colours. The dog
has a short, smooth, glossy coat.
Height: Between 13 and 15 inches.
Weight: Between 8 and 14 pounds.
This dog is a quiet breed; it should
not live in a home where there is a lot of noise.
This breed tends to be naturally happy, physically
active, and eager to please its guardian. The breed
enjoys giving and receiving attention. Also, it
behaves well with other pets in the home.
Temperament of the Dog
The Dog has an independent temperament
and might ignore its guardian or other people when
it is occupied in an activity or with play toys.
This breed can become emotional and will exhibit
separation anxiety when left alone. In addition,
if there are loud, angry, or argumentative people
nearby, the dog will be sensitive to their behavior.
The breed will experience stress in a contentious
environment. This breed is likely to become physically
ill with digestion problems and neurotic behavior.
The dog tends to be a peace loving animal that needs
a peaceful, pleasant home.
Better suited to an indoor or outdoor lifestyle?
The breed easily adapts to an indoor
environment. This breed can become cold very easily
and needs to live in a home that is free of drafts
and cold temperatures. They will sleep well in a
warm bed located in a temperate home. This breed
responds well to daily exercise and consistent attention;
the dog is known to have a great deal of energy
outdoors. It needs protection from cold when outdoors.
Are they suited to homes with kids?
The breed dislikes noise or contentious
behavior. As a result, placing this breed in a home
with children is not recommended. However, the breed
will appreciate adolescents or young adults who
aren’t boisterous or abusive. The dog should
not be pushed, pulled, or grabbed without warning.
How to take care of
the Italian Greyhound Puppy?
The dog puppy is independent
and can be stubborn or manipulative. It will
suddenly run away from people or ignore them
when called if a sight, sound, or scent catches
its attention. If the puppy spends excessive
time alone, it will experience separation
anxiety, and will get bored and possibly destructive.
This breed of dog requires consistent,
attentive companionship and does not respond well
to being left alone for more than three or four
hours. If the dog has not been socialized when young,
it will exhibit shyness or fearfulness.
A Greyhound puppy should be trained
on a leash and given verbal praise, correction,
and food rewards. This breed becomes upset with
physical discipline. The dog puppy should be exposed
to various sights and sounds, and all training needs
to be consistent and administered by a patient guardian.
This breed is difficult to housebreak and requires
consistent crate training and a doggy door for outside
access. This dog puppy may resist going out into
cold weather or rain; as a result, a guardian needs
to use consistent phrases, rewards, and verbal praise
when training the dog to go outside.
This breed enjoys vigorous activity,
such as running or jumping around a yard or careening
around a home, jumping on and off furniture. These
dogs have a high activity level indoors and a very
high activity level outdoors. The dog responds well
to regular walks, but they need to expend energy
through short bursts of running and jumping. This
breed enjoys physical comfort and likes to rest
on furniture, under blankets, or on soft pillows.
This dog is an easy breed to groom,
does not shed much, and tends to be odorless. These
dogs only require bathing when necessary, and they
enjoy a massage or rub down with soft cloths. They
need to be dried thoroughly after any exposure to
water and kept warm after a bath.
The breed cannot tolerate cold
weather. However, if he can be in the house most
of the time in cold climates and wear a sweater
or warm coat when outside, he will do okay. He will
love lying in the sunshine or sleeping under the
covers next to you or wrapped in a soft blanket.
Some breeds like to wear a soft sweater most of
Many breeds do not think they can
potty outside if it is the least bit damp, so will
need encouragement by food to go outside in rain
or snow. Boots and a coat may or may not help.
This breed is prone to having
broken legs, slipped kneecaps, and developing hereditary
Cautions about Breeding the Dog
This breed should be purchased
from ethical, reputable breeders only. Ask a breeder
for references or research the breeder via the Internet.
Do not purchase any animal from a breeder without
knowing its reputation.
Litter Size: 3 to 5 pups.
Life Span: 14 and 16 years.
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National Breed Club
In the United Kingdom, the breed
is promoted by The Italian Greyhound Society. .
In the United States, this breed
is represented by The Italian Greyhound Club of
The breed was recognized by the
American Kennel Club and The Kennel Club in the
United Kingdom in 1886.
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