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Breed Details

Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound originated in Egypt, it is believed that the breed was brought into Italy by Roman soldiers. This breed quickly became the favourite pet of nobility. Today, it is one of the more popular Toy breeds in Britain. The Italian Greyhound is the smallest in the family of Sight hounds and is recognized as a Toy breed by the Canadian Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club, and the Kennel Club (U.K.).

The Italian Greyhound is similar in appearance to the Greyhound but smaller and more slender in all proportions. Its appearance is one of supreme elegance and grace.

Breed Standards

Coat and Color: Very short, close, of fine texture, silky to the touch, glossy like satin. The skin is fine and supple.. White, cream, fawn, blue, grey, black, red, chocolate, bronze, blue/fawn, red/fawn.Any shade of these colours, solid or with white markings or white with coloured markings is acceptable. A mask is permissible
Appearance: This breed has an extremely slim body with a slender neck and a long muzzle.

Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
DNA Parentage Test
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Italian Grey Hound Club of America
Italian Grey Hound Club of Canada