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Overview
The Italian Greyhound was brought to Europe by the Phoenicians when it was later developed by the Romans. This breed was a favorite by Catherine the Great of Russia. This breed is now most commonly seen in a family environment, as a companion. The Italian Greyhound can be very shy and timid; however can also be destructive in an endearing way. Harsh punishment is sure to drive this dog into submission, so gentle handling and correction is a must.
Character
The Italian Greyhound is very dependent and does not do well in a kennel type environment. This breed should always be kept as a companion. They can be somewhat high strung, but are very sensitive and always need reassurance by their owner that they have not done something naughty. The Italian Greyhound is a very active dog and is very fast, making him great for agility trials in which he is commonly used.

Does your Italian Greyhound bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
Italian Greyhounds make wonderful companions, especially for a family. However, they should never be placed in a home with small children. This breed is so sensitive and can be very timid that small children that pester will be sure to make this dog extremely timid. The Italian Greyhound does fairly well around other dogs, but does best in a home with other Italian Greyhounds as this breed does not do well around large and more dominant dogs.
Care
The Italian Greyhound has a coat that is very easy to groom. This breed sheds very little if any hair making grooming very simple. A regular wipe down with a soft towel or chamois is sure to keep his coat in tiptop shape and looking glossy and beautiful. The teeth of this breed should be brushed on a regular basis to prevent tartar buildup and/or gum disease. Italian Greyhounds should be protected from the cold and should have their nails clipped at least once every two weeks.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The Italian Greyhound has a very beautiful coat that consists of short and fine hair. This breed looks like a smaller version of the greyhound and has the same basic coat texture and shine. The skin of this breed should always be supple while the hair should be short and glossy, much like satin. The hair should always be soft to the touch, never coarse.
Training
The Italian Greyhound can be extremely difficult to train, as they can be very high-strung, yet so sensitive at the same time. Many times this requires professional training from a trainer experienced with the Italian Greyhound. Housebreaking can be very difficult, even though they are very intelligent and eager to please. Obedience classes are definitely recommended as this breed has the tendency to become very submissive if corrected in a harsh manner. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Italian Greyhound puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Italian Greyhound is very lively and active so he should require vigorous exercise daily. This breed loves long walks and runs and does best with at least a small yard to roam free in. This breed is very fast and agile so jogging and running are his specialty and he sure loves to do it. The Italian Greyhound however should always be kept on leash or in a safe and fenced in area as this breed has the tendency to wander off if let loose in an open area. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
7-14 lbs
Height
13-15 inches
Color(s)
any color but brindle or black and tan
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Florida Quality Italian Greyhounds
Member Since: January 2008
Location: Lakeland, Florida
I have Italian Greyhound puppies for sale! See My Profile
I am a small breeder (1 breeding male / 4 breeding females) who happened to "fall into" breeding IGs when my daughter decided she wanted to become a Junior Handler and show IGs in AKC recognized events. The breed just stole my heart. I was brought up in a family that always raised puppies (over the years they ranged from tiny Yorkies to Irish Setters). Never more than 2 females and 1 male but living with puppies in the home can become contagious! Who can resist little puppies and don't get me started about puppy breath!!! I just adore all of it. Long story short (is it too late for that?) I also began breeding dogs when I reached adulthood. I've been breeding IG's for over 10 years (no other breeds during this time) and have had great success. I get a lot of return buyers and referrals and, knock on wood, during the 10+ year time frame I've had no reported health issues to speak of. I take my placements seriously and look for what I consider "forever homes". All of my adults (and puppies) are well cared for. Vaccines are always kept up to date, monthly flea and heartworm medication is administered, proper nutrition and TONS of love and affection. My home has been examined by the AKC kennel staff and I received high ratings in all categories. My dogs are my "babies" - and they are treated as such. The puppies are raised in our home. By the time the puppies are ready to go to their new home they are properly socialized and well adjusted to any new environment. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have. I will also be more than happy to email a scanned copy of the parents AKC pedigrees

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How do you properly potty train an Italian greyhound?

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How big do Italian Greyhounds get?

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The Italian Greyhound ranges 13-15 inches at the shoulder when full grown.

Anonymous

The smallest Italian Greyhound are 6lbs full grown, but sometimes on the larger side they will be up to 20lbs which makes their legs a little less fragile.

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Italian Greyhounds are rumored to be fast but exactly how fast are they?

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The Italian Greyhound are able to run at top speed with a double suspension gallop; and can achieve a top speed of up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).

Anonymous

My 3-year-old male Iggie is very quick. We wanted to know just how quick so we attached a GPS to his collar and it clocked his fastest speed of 27 mph. They're intended to keep up and catch hares so they've been bred to be extremely light on their feet and amazingly fast.

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Do Italian greyhounds get along with cats? (The cats I own are very gentle around dogs)

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The I.G should do perfectly fine with a dog-savvy cat as long as the dog was socialized with cats as a young pup and/or the pup is taught to respect cats.

Anonymous

Yes, Italian Greyhounds get along with cats. Just make sure the cat does not see the dog as its prey. My cat loves to attack one of my Italian Greyhounds that is very shy. The cat has to be kept separate now.

Anonymous

I would believe Iggies would get along with cats well, as long as the cat is not skittish. I own 2 Ig's and then I own a 5 lb rabbit. They're curious about the rabbit, but they all coexist well together. The only time I have a little bit of stress is occasionally the rabbit will sprint around the house for a few secs and the dogs have to be reprimanded vocally. I'm sure they'd chase the rabbit though if someone wasn't watching them.

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It depends on the prey drive of your specific dog. Many IGs are not small animal safe, despite training. They may seem to get along fine but if the smaller animal streaks around, instinct kicks in and the IG may well course that animal to the ground with disastrous effects. No amount of training and love can stamp out years of instinct.

Anonymous

I love Italian Greyhounds, they have brought me a lot of joy and happiness. I have learned a lot about them. I had two of them Sparky and Spunky. Its definitely my breed of dog.

Anonymous

The website IGRescue.com has a lot of great information on how Italian Greyhounds get a long with cats (and other animals).

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My dog I rescued from the dumpster looks exactly like a miniature Italian greyhound but is brindle. But she is brindle. What could she be mixed with that the greyhound is so prevalent? Any more house training tips?

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No purebred Italian Greyhound is brindle. If they are brindle then there is a mix somewhere in the history, most likely this is a whippet or a cross breed.

Anonymous

Italian Greyhounds are never brindle.

Anonymous

Brindle is not recognized as a true IG color by the AKC, that being said, she is most likely partially a mix with a Whippet.

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Updated: 6/30/2016