Lifespan: 14 years
The Italian Greyhound elegant, affectionate, sweet-natured and aloof dog.
Elegant, sweet-natured and sensitive, Italian Greyhounds like to be close to their owners. Like their larger relations, they exercise in short bursts of lightning speed so safe areas are needed for walks.
Originally bred: to be a companion.
This dog likes to chase, and enjoys company.
Medium. Full of energy.
Owners: affectionate, devoted
Children: good, but care needed with boisterous children
Other pets: good, may chase
Strangers: reserved, discerning
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly if well socialized
Gentle, affectionate owner who can provide a safe area for this active dog to run off its energy.
May display control problems on walks. May be hard to housetrain
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