Piccolo Levriero Italiano - The Italian Greyhound

Christine Till  @    CT-Graphics

San Diego, United States

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This elegant looking Italian Greyhound with a graceful stance and a slender build with a slightly arched back, conquered me in a heartbeat. She has an extremely loving, devoted nature and a scintillating, sometimes unpredictable charm that never allows for a dull moment. She is sweet, gentle, affectionate, sprightly, and imaginative. Watching her “let loose” with a burst of energy at 25 mph is breathtaking.
Italian Greyhounds (or “IG”) are believed to have originated more than 2000 years ago in the Mediterranean basin. The expression ‘Cave Canem’ (Beware of the dog) was a warning to visitors, not that the dogs would attack but to beware of damaging, tripping over or stepping on the small dogs. It is one of the oldest purebred dogs in the world, closely resembling Greyhounds but much smaller and of ideal elegance and grace. They are small, but not tiny, very bright and have a certain zest and flair, but they are also couch potatoes and take their own comfort seriously! They love a warm bed and a soft heart!

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