Diavolino Italian Greyhounds

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Canada: The Italian Greyhound is similar in appearance to the Greyhound but very much smaller and more slender in all proportions. Its appearance is one of supreme elegance and grace. The body of the Italian Greyhound fits into a square.

USA: The Italian Greyhound is very similar to the Greyhound, but much smaller and more slender in all proportions and of ideal elegance and grace.

Note is says similar, not exact.  Various dictionaries define similar as:

  • having a likeness or resemblance, esp. in a general way  
  • alike though not identical  
  •  resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.  

The reason I bring this up is because some people think an IG should be an exact miniature greyhound.  The Italian Greyhound is not, and never has been, a toy greyhound.  Being of the sighthound family, they have similar characteristics, like the deep chest, narrowish body, folded back ears, and long tail.  To discredit an Italian Greyhound, to fault it, because it doesn't look exactly like a miniature greyhound would be to show your lack of understanding of the breed.


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