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    Italian Greyhound |Italy|

    Italian Greyhound |Italy|

    The Italian Greyhound is a charming companion animal that thrives on attention and affection. These are playful and lively little dogs that, despite their small size, still need a fair amount of exercise. As with all breeds, they should be well socialized as puppies and will generally get along with other dogs, pets, and children if properly introduced and supervised.


    These racy little dogs trace back to Roman times and possibly even earlier; depictions from Ancient Rome and on Egyptian tombs show tiny Greyhound-like dogs that were the ancestors of the modern Italian Greyhound. Although they were undoubtedly bred as pets, it is likely that they were also useful in vermin control and they retain these sight-hound qualities. They became popular in England by the sixteenth century and were frequently found in aristocratic homes. In 1886 the first Italian Greyhound was registered in the United States with a breed club formed in 1951.

    Puppies need lots of attention, diversions, and moderate exercise, to prevent destructive behavior.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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