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Italian Greyhound

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Italian Greyhound

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The Italian Greyhound At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
12 - 14 yrs 
Height Range
13 - 15 in 
Weight Range
7 - 8 lbs 
Black, blue, cream, fawn, or red, with or without white; white with above color markings (pied) 
Good; very attuned to people and their demeanor 
With Children
Good with older children 
With Animals
Tolerates heat well; sensitive to cold 
Indoor with outdoor exercise and free running 
Exercise Reqd
High; very energetic and loves to run. Needs an active, affectionate family. 
Grooming Reqd
Very low; little shedding and almost no odor 
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This is a hard one, our boxer is quite happy behind a fence which is about four foot tall, but a vtisiing jack russel jumped it easily.I would recommend a fence of about six foot, with slats going up and down rather than left to right as this just lends itself to being used as a ladder for easy escape.Even at that, there may need to be further extensions made later such as a top portion leaning in toward the garden so that a straight up-and-over' is not possible. But i would start with a six f
- Posted by Irina from EwtOemyDe
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Italian Greyhound Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Italian Greyhound breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (by X-Ray)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)

Italian Greyhound Health Issues