Italian Greyhound Question

About how big does the Italian Greyhound grow? About how much do they cost, and do they bark a...

About how big does the Italian Greyhound grow? About how much do they cost, and do they bark a lot?

    In Italian Greyhound - Asked by Anonymous - 9/22/2010 4:06:58 PM
My Italian Greyhound is about 4 years old and he's about ten pounds, I don't think they get bigger than like 12 pounds.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/29/2010 4:20:11 PM

My Italian greyhound male is just around 15 lbs. He's 3 1/2 years old (from what we were told). If you get an Italian greyhound from a rescue you pay around $200 to adopt, sometimes more. I got my dog from some people who didn't want him for $50. I thought he was gorgeous and I spent over $600 because his teeth went bad and some other problems. They only bark when they see something unusual, like someone new coming to the door, doorbell, arguing can get them upset and they'll bark, and I like the fact that they got that big dog bark, but otherwise very calm.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/6/2010 12:22:29 AM

Italian greyhounds can be trained to stay in the yard and also to follow simple commands such as sit and stay or come. Mine runs free in my yard and he never goes near the street, not even when there is an interesting animal across the street. They are very smart and seem to cling to one person. Very active, lean, smart.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/6/2010 12:26:19 AM

My Italian Greyhound was about 25lbs. at 8 years old. He was big for an Italian Greyhound, but they can get bigger than 12lbs. . . They cost about $500-$600, but it is well worth it! . . . IMO: IG's are the BEST dogs ever!!!
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/6/2010 9:04:10 AM

THere is a great difference in show and pet quality IGs. A show quality Italian Greyhounds will be about 12-13 inches and would avg about 10 lbs. Because show breeders exclude bad genes, and pet breeders do not, you will find the show quality healthier, with more consistent personalities, and of course more beautiful. Our show quality males are $500. Female are $600. Some alert bark and some do not. It is a genetic trait.
    Answered by rocknrollover - 11/24/2010 2:24:53 PM

Italian Greyhounds usually get up to 10 in. tall. They don't Black Lab Italian Greyhound mix only makes a muff sound because of the Lab in her. These dogs are like the greyhound but much smaller, they are built to race but have fragile bones as puppys. I mean they still do as an adult but they are more prone to break something as puppys. They are great dogs to have and I would recommend getting one! :)
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/24/2011 8:51:36 PM

I have been to many Italian Greyhound playdates and seen them anywhere from 5 pounds full grown to 22 pounds. Mind you, the 22 pounders are generally very overweight. As far as barking goes they definitely can bark and some do so "too much". I have a reactive barker who barks at anything and everything that makes noise outside - but she didn't make a peep until 9-10 months old. PS - never leave an IG in an unfenced area without a leash!!! This is well known in the sighthound community and many owners lose their pets this way.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/30/2011 2:02:08 PM

I have two beautiful rescues now, and one previously. All three have been taller and heavier than the AKC breed standard, although they've been registered dogs. The female is 14lb, the first male was around 12lb, and the current male is very muscular and 19lb (not fat, just big). All three have had deep barks, but the two together, now, will "sing" like the full size greyhounds. They will do this when they are bored and entertaining themselves, with me when I howl with them, or if they're overly distressed. (sounds like children screaming) Wonderful Dogs! (but you have to understand their temperaments) Please check into adopting a rescue dog...
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/2/2012 9:22:09 PM