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Italian Greyhounds

Also referred to as Piccolo Levrieve Italiani

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Italian Greyhound

All About Italian Greyhounds

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Average Height & Weight

The Italian Greyhound is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 13 to 15 inches.

Weight: 7 to 14 pounds.

Females – Height: 13 to 15 inches.

Weight: 7 to 14 pounds.

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Italian Greyhound


Typical Coloring

Italian Greyhounds are commonly black, blue, fawn, red, sable, seal, brindle, chocolate and white.





Italian Greyhounds are a gentle, loving breed. They are sensitive and can be timid around strangers or loud people. They are devoted to their owners and enjoy being in their company. They have a sweet nature that is common among all greyhound breeds.




Activity Level

Italian Greyhounds are a high-energy breed, but their exercise requirements can be met with a gentle walk or some indoor games. They enjoy playing outside, although they do not like to go out when it is cold.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 15 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Italian Greyhounds is periodontal disease. Epilepsy, leg fractures, patellar luxation and progressive retinal atrophy are less common but still occur within the breed. Their thin legs and tails are susceptible to fractures.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Italian Greyhounds have a high tolerance for hot climates and a low tolerance for cold climates.



Italian Greyhound


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Italian Greyhounds are very good with children, but they are a delicate breed and may get hurt by rowdy kids. Though friendly toward other dogs and household pets, they can also be injured by big, boisterous dogs.




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