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Italian greyhound,breed of sleek, active toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
..... Click the link for more information. that stands from 13 to 15 in. (32–38 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 7 to 11 lb (3–5 kg). Its short, thin coat is glossy and may be any shade of red, fawn, blue, cream, or white. Although the belief that it was raised as a pet in ancient Rome and Pompeii is difficult to document, it is certain that it was a distinct breed and a favorite of the court in southern Europe by the Middle Ages. It was introduced into England more than three centuries ago, where it was brought to refinement. Although a relatively rare breed today, the Italian greyhound's striking appearance and extremely tractable disposition make it a desirable house pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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a toy breed of hound of a weak, overdeveloped type. Developed in the Middle Ages in Italy, it stands up to 35 cm high and weighs up to 3.5 kg. The head is wedge-shaped, the ears pendant, and the tail long. The coat is white, rust, pale yellow, or gray-blue.