Italian Greyhounds make good family pets and enjoys the company of people. However, the breed’s slim build and short coat make them somewhat fragile, and injury can result from rough or careless play with children. The breed is good with the elderly or a couple without any children for it prefers a quiet household but they are also generally fine with older children. They also are equally at home in the city or the country, although they tend to do best in spacious areas. They are fast, agile and athletic. Like any dog, daily exercise is a must for a happier, well-adjusted pet. Italian greyhounds love to run. The young dog is often particularly active, and this high level of activity may lead them to attempt ill-advised feats of athleticism that can result in injury. Due to their size, and in some lineages poor bone density, they are prone to broken legs. Italian Greyhounds make reasonably good watchdogs, as they bark at unfamiliar sounds. They may also bark at passers-by and other animals. However, they should not be considered “true” guard dogs as they are often aloof with strangers and easily spooked to run.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of an Italian Greyhound Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


PRAGUE ; Di Sangue Regale Marketa Uhlirova +420 605 481 169


DALSJOFORS; “Skogsville´s” Italian Greyhounds, Therese & Henrik Skog, +46 33 261604 / 46736261640
GOTEBORG; “Heesa Meesas” Veronica Wikstrand, +0303-222168 / 070-5846538
STOCKHOLM; “Arkita’s” Italian Greyhounds, Thomas Martinsson,


Kiev;   Silvento Italian Greyhounds Alina Stakhorska +380662736039


ASCOT; “Ibisco” Liza Lacey, +07894802862,
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE; “Anjuskar” Sue Dunning, +01296 485303
CAMBRIDGESHIRE; “Gianni” Italian Greyhounds, Leon & Angie Steed, + 01945 450434
CLEVELAND ; Kopaige Italian Greyhounds, Helen Harper +01429 865849
CO DURHAM;   “Saheryja” Sue Young
CORNWALL; “Willakyme” Italian Greyhounds, Mr W and Mrs K Carr, +07890104981
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE; “Skyechi” Italian Greyhounds, Steve Quick, +07824 647917
NORTHANTS ; Dalinset Dr. R. Mr. D and Mrs. L. Hodges +01832 720 490
OXON; “Littlebriton” Miss Jan Doherty
SOMERSET; “Jzan” Italian Greyhounds, Mrs J & Mr Z Heather, +01934 733178
SURREY; “BERINSHILL”, Mrs Cecelia & Miss Charlotte Boyle, +01932 857197
YORKSHIRE; “Massimo” Italian Greyhounds, Mr A Schofield,