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Italian Greyhound Info

Italian Greyhound Breed Information

Learn all about Italian Greyhounds at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Italian Greyhound, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Italian Greyhound breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 12-15" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 4-8 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 6-10 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Italian Greyhound is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 6 lbs that can reach 10 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Italian Greyhound breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Italian Greyhound should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Italian Greyhound Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Italy Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Italian Greyhound Temperament

devoted and affectionate dog breed who makes a good companion. Headstrong and stubborn, the Italian Greyhound requires a consistent and firm leader.

Health Problems

epilepsy, broken legs, slipped kneecaps, periodontal problems and Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Italian Greyhound Coat

Italian Greyhound Dog Colors

Any color except brindle and black and tan.

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