Italian greyhound


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Italian greyhound

n.
A dog of a small breed that resembles a miniature greyhound. Developed in the Mediterranean region, it was a popular pet in Renaissance Italy.

Italian greyhound

n
(Breeds) a breed of dog like a miniature greyhound

Ital′ian grey′hound


n.
one of a breed of toy dogs resembling a miniature greyhound.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.Italian greyhound - a toy dog developed from the greyhoundItalian greyhound - a toy dog developed from the greyhound
greyhound - a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
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Who can believe that animals closely resembling the Italian greyhound, the bloodhound, the bull-dog, or Blenheim spaniel, &c.--so unlike all wild Canidae--ever existed freely in a state of nature?
Neither does he encounter her on the smooth-rolled, tree shaded Boulevard, in the green and sunny park, whither she repairs clad in her becoming walking dress, her scarf thrown with grace over her shoulders, her little bonnet scarcely screening her curls, the red rose under its brim adding a new tint to the softer rose on her cheek; her face and eyes, too, illumined with smiles, perhaps as transient as the sunshine of the gala-day, but also quite as brilliant; it is not his office to walk by her side, to listen to her lively chat, to carry her parasol, scarcely larger than a broad green leaf, to lead in a ribbon her Blenheim spaniel or Italian greyhound. No: he finds her in the schoolroom, plainly dressed, with books before her.
By her side trotted a little Italian greyhound, the pet companion of all her walks, smartly dressed in a scarlet cloth wrapper, to keep the sharp air from his delicate skin.
MOST SUITED TO: Italian Greyhound Spinone Italiano Bergamasco Shepherd Bracco Italiano Bolognese
When officers arrived they were told there were 12 dogs but found 26 - three chihuahuas, 16 adult Italian greyhounds and seven Italian greyhound puppies.
The English Whippet and Italian Greyhound were lighter than the Turkish Tazi.
They typically include Afghans, Basenjis, Borzois, Greyhounds, Ibizans, Irish Wolfhounds, Italian Greyhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, and Whippets.
Resleure dreams of opening a bar to house her taxidermy, "I'd like to do the best Italian greyhound mount in the world, better than the one in the British Museum." [KRISTIN A.
Q I have a five-year-old Chihuahua cross Italian greyhound. Is she too old to have puppies?
A healthy Italian Greyhound pup can cost between $1,300 and $4,000, and show entry fees range from $22 to $50.
The illustrated yarn features the Italian greyhound Lotsa de Casha who is the richest creature in the world but is desperately unhappy.
The lead character Lotsa de Casha is an Italian greyhound who has lots of money but lacks happiness, said Callaway.

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