The Pros and Cons

A lot of people are getting interest to Italian Greyhound.

The Greyhound dog combines a stately and friendly appearance toward people and other dogs. They are actually one of the oldest breed of dogs and in fact, some historic personalities were captivated by this breed which include General Custer, Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth. They are characterized by long legs, muscular rear ends and narrow head.

Greyhound dogs are not like normal dogs. They have a little bit of independence characteristics. But it does not mean they do not adore you or like sitting with you.

These dogs are excellent in speed that can reach as far as 40 to 45 miles per hour making them the Ferraris of the dog world. They made a name for themselves as racing dogs and up until now, they are used for this kind of entertainment. They are designed as sprinters, not as distant runners.



Beyond their grace and speed, people love them for their sweet and mild nature. They are reputable for their high level of energy but in reality their favorite past time is sleeping.

These dogs are active too and trainable. However, the bad side of greyhound dogs is that they are difficult to be engaged in house training though they are trainable.

They are not aggressive to strangers although they will let you know that you are a stranger through a bark. They are as well fine to be kept in an apartment or house with small yards but they need fences to keep them from chasing animals that they might think as preys.

Greyhound dogs are generally healthy but like all breeds, they are prone to certain diseases. So when buying a puppy, be sure to have a health clearance with it. Health clearance is a proof that a dog has been tested from a certain condition.