Delicate Devotion in Italian Greyhounds

Italian Greyhounds have a well-deserved reputation for sticking quite literally to their owners sides.

Lickers, lovers, and pursuers of warmth, Italian Greyhounds have a well-deserved reputation for sticking quite literally to their owners sides and lavishing them with all the affection a Toy breed can muster.

Body Dog
The Italian Greyhounds beautiful soft eyes, pleading expression, and sensitive nature suit him for constant companionship. Not exactly a lap dog those long legs just don’t fit Italian Greyhounds instead seek constant physical contact with their people.

Some people might even call them too needy, says Barber, an Italian Greyhound breeder in Murietta, Calif., corresponding secretary for the Italian Greyhound Club of America, and the author of The Italian Greyhound, 21st Century (Italian Greyhound Productions, 2002, $29.95).

Notorious for wheedling their way under the covers and draping themselves over people, the Italian Greyhounds physicality is part of the breeds charm.

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