The Italian Greyhound appeared in decorative arts of various countries as far back as 2000 years. During the Renaissance period, he was adopted by Italian nobles, hence the name. He arrived in England in the 17th century and became quite popular there too. It’s not known whether he was supposed to be a hunter or a companion initially. The truth is perhaps both as he lives well in the city or the country and also suits apartment living.
His coat can be any colour except for tan and black or brindle. He’s easily trainable and loves spending time with his master. He’s affectionate and loves attention and daily walks. He’s a gentle pet for children. His smooth, short coat makes it simple to care for. He’s 13 – 15 inches in height.