The Italian Greyhound dog breed was a favorite companion of noblewomen 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.
Watch and learn about Italian Greyhound dog's key characteristics:
|Name||Dog Breed Group||Height||Weight||Life Span|
|Italian Greyhound Dog||Companion Dogs||1 foot, 1 inch to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder||6 to 15 pounds||14 to 15 years|