Dog Breed Guide: Italian Greyhound
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Italian Greyhound
Height (to base of neck): 13 – 15″
Weight: 5 – 15lb
Color: Any color accepted except brindle or black.
Origin: Greece and Turkey.
Coat: Soft, shiny, smooth and very short hair coat that lays flat.
Life Expectancy: 13 – 14 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: Moderate
Is an Italian Greyhound the Right Dog Breed for You?
This breed is very affectionate and can adapt well to urban or rural living. They can be a little stand-offish with strangers. They also tend to be needy of attention and require significant human contact. They are intelligent, good with other pets and children, and make wonderful companions. They are not temperature tolerant and should be housed indoors. Minimal grooming needs.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Italian Greyhound
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