Italian Greyhound Rescue Information: The Italian Greyhound is a gentle, elegant, somewhat nervous and high strung dog. The Italian Greyhound makes a good companion for low-key families without rambunctious children. Italian Greyhounds get along well with other pets, especially other Italian Greyhounds, but do not do well with larger dogs. Italian Greyhounds need gentle but firm obedience training.
Italian Greyhound Trivia: Italian Greyhounds can be mischievous and puppies may jump on tabletops and other furniture. The remains of a dog similar to an Italian Greyhound were found in an ancient Egyptian tomb believed to be six thousand years old. Italian Greyhounds are descended from ancient Phonecian dogs. The excavation of lava in Pompeii yielded the remains of an Italian Greyhound. Queen Victoria owned Italian Greyhounds.