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Breed Standards for the Italian Greyhound

 

 

General Appearance:      

Essentially a slender miniature Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound is exceptionally elegant and graceful.

 

 

Head:

Long, narrow head, slight stop, small folded ears

 

 

Coat:

Short, fine hair.

 

 

Size:        

Height is roughly 13 – 15 inches and weight 6 – 10 pounds.

 

 

Color:

Black, blue, cream, fawn and red.

 

 

Temperament:   

It is extremely gentle and sensitive.  Reserved, often timid, with strangers


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