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Italian greyhound
Scientific Name:
Canis familiaris
Family Name:
12-15 inches (30-38 cm.)
6-10 lbs (3-5 kg.)
solid gray, slate gray, cream, red, fawn, black, or blue - often with white markings on the chest and feet, or white with color markings. There are flecked versions, but not accepted in all countries.
Life Span:
about 12-15 years.
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Italian greyhound

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Italian greyhound Description
  The Italian Greyhound is an elegant, miniature, fine-boned Greyhound with a long head thinning gradually to a pointed muzzle. It has a healthy scissors bite, thin lips and a dark nose. Like its cousins, the brisket is deep, abdomen is tucked-in, and the back is arched. The tail is straight, ending in a slight curve. Its fine narrow ears fold back along the head, but rise perpendicular to the head when the dog is alert. Its neck is thin and long. Its large, dark eyes are expressive. Its coat is short and sleek. The Italian Greyhound has a high-stepping gait.  
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