Interesting Italian Greyhound Information


Orion Pilger writes, More about my dog Allegra.

More about my dog Allegra. The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of all sight hounds. They represent elegance and grace. They are seen in art and architecture from back 2,000 years ago! The breed gained popularity in the 16th century Italy. These affectionate and intelligent dogs have been favored pet of royalty, presidents, and families all over the world. Interesting Facts: The Italian Greyhound is highly affectionate, intelligent, and eager to please. They thrive when their affection is returned. They adopt well to most families, including those with other pets. They have a long life expectancy of 13-15 years. They have high energy and need one on one attention and proper socialization as puppies. They can be extremely stubborn about housetraining and require patience and consistency. From: Fosters & Smith magazine, page 54, items for dogs and breed profiles.


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