The Italian Greyhound has all the elegance of the larger sighthounds but miniaturised. The beloved companion of Meditteranean nobility 2,000 years ago and of European royalty, the breed was especially viewed as a status symbol during the Renaissance.
Keen knitters. The Iggy has a very thin coat and feels the cold easily. A jumper or three would be appreciated when it's chilly.
The clumsy. Iggy's are fine-boned and breakages can occur if stepped or fallen on. For the same reason, families with younger children would be advised to wait till the kids are older.
Small - but bigger than most cats
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
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