Bred as a favored lapdog to Medieval Italian noblewomen, these gentle souls are adoring, sweet, and comical at times. They are just as agile and graceful as their larger cousins, but not quite as fleet on the ground. Still, they maintain a strong prey instinct and will chase anything that moves. This makes them easy to amuse, but hard to catch if they take off in hot pursuit.
1. Italian Greyhounds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Italian Greyhound Temperament and Training
3. Italian Greyhound Diet and Feeding
Italian Greyhound Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Italian Greyhound Weight
Italian Greyhounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Italian Greyhounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Italian Greyhound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.