So you’re looking to adopt an Italian Greyhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “IGs are Greyhounds in miniature—more slender, but a Greyhound’s equal in grace and elegance. Standing ideally 13 to 15 inches at the shoulder, they present the sleek, curving lines common to all coursing hounds. Distinguishing features are the long, fine-boned legs.IGs combine the attentiveness of lapdogs with the complexity of ancient, aristocratic hounds. Bred for centuries to be doting companions and jesters, these high-stepping charmers refuse to be ignored. “On the whole,” writes an IG expert, “the breed would much rather be in your lap or bed than on the floor.” They are, though, true sighthounds and will bolt after quick-moving prey at the drop of a cat. A short-coat, low-fat breed, IGs require extra care in cold weather A true Greyhound in miniature, the elegant Italian Greyhound is an alert, playful, and highly affectionate toy companion. IGs make decorative couch dogs, but at heart they are flash-and-dash coursing hounds with an instinct for pursuit.”
An Italian Greyhound typically ranges from 33.02cm to 38.1cm in height, and weighs from 3.17514659kg to 6.35029318kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Italian Greyhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Italian Greyhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.