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Adult height at shoulder (No sex differentiation): 32-38cm/12.5-15"
Average weekly cost $15
Colour Italian Greyhounds come in blue, red, cream, black and fawn.
Grooming Italian Greyhounds require very little grooming due to their short coat.
History Italian Greyhounds appear to have originated in Egypt. They were adopted by the Romans in the 6th century B.C. and became very popular in the Mediterranean area as both companion dogs and small game hunters.
Positives Italian Greyhounds love to cuddle with their owners, as do many toy breeds. They bond strongly to their family and make excellent companion dogs.
Negatives Italian Greyhounds are very fragile as puppies, and leg fractures are extremely common at this age. Therefore they must be treated very gently as pups. They are also a sensitive dog and require a peaceful, calm house to call their own.