Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound is a true miniature of the Greyhound, and goes back to the times of the Egyptian Pharaohs, as drawings of small greyhounds, very similar to the Italian Greyhound, were to be found painted on the walls of their tombs. They were most likely taken by the Romans from Egypt to the Mediterranean, and became very popular in the European courts for a number of centuries.

In England, the Italian Greyhound could be found in the courts of the Stuarts, and Queen Victoria also owned these dainty little dogs. They also featured in many paintings of aristocratic families.

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