Imaginative, funny, and affectionate, this small hound loves living in the lap of luxury.

Vital Stats

Height: 13 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 6 to 15 pounds (most average about 8 pounds)
Coat: short and satiny
Life span: 14 to 15 years

Summary
The Italian Greyhound was a favorite companion of noble women in the Middle Ages, especially in Italy. But this small hound was more than a lap dog, having the speed, endurance, and determination to hunt small game.

These days, he’s a family dog whose beauty and athleticism is admired in the show ring and in obedience, agility, and rally competitions. Full Italian Greyhound profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)