Italian Greyhound

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Brought to Europe by the Phoenicians thousands of years ago, the Italian Greyhound breed is a smaller version of the Greyhound, bred small in order to create a more compact hunter and companion.

Italian Greyhounds are essentially toy-sized Greyhounds. They have sleek, muscular frames with a sinewy look. Their long, narrow heads have thin muzzles, small folded ears and dark keen eyes. Their long, somewhat angular necks slope down to broad, deep chests with tucked-in abdomens. They have slim tails that curve slightly. Their short, neat coats can come in almost any color. Overall, Italian Greyhounds carry themselves with elegance and poise.

A healthy Italian Greyhound can live as long as 18 years.

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