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:

Key Vitals of Italian Greyhound Dog
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