The smallest of the sighthound breeds, the Italian Greyhound probably originated in Greece and Turkey some 2,000 years ago. An elegant toy breed measuring 13 to 15 inches at the shoulder, the Italian Greyhound is slender and graceful. The breed fits into the smallest accommodations, makes a devoted pet and needs little grooming, with weekly brushing keeping the short, fine coat soft and glossy. The coat comes in shades of black, fawn, cream and blue. The little dogs are true hounds and enjoy outdoor exercise just as much as indoor luxury and comfort. Because they are so small and can be easily injured, they’re best suited to families with adults or older children. Broken legs can be an issue in this breed so provide ottomans and discourage your IG from jumping on and off furniture.
Toy Dog Breeds
Dog breeds in the Toy Group are known as sociable, affectionate and adaptable to a wide range of lifestyles. Toy breeds come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of them, such as the Chinese Crested and Maltese, were developed solely as companions. Others, such as the Toy Manchester Terrier, Pomeranian…
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Delicate Devotion in Italian Greyhounds
Italian Greyhounds have a well-deserved reputation for sticking quite literally to their owners sides. Lickers, lovers, and pursuers of warmth, Italian Greyhounds have a well-deserved reputation for sticking quite literally to their owners sides and lavishing them with all the affection a Toy breed can muster. Body DogThe…
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