Italian Greyhound

Temperament: Sensitive, affectionate, playful and alert. A sighthound in a tiny package.

Height: 13-15 inches

Weight: 7-14 pounds

Life Span: 14-15 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.29

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.01

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.04

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm Dynamite F0.260.05-0.04
2 Tebo Raindance Cat About Town M0.36-0.050.06
3 Honore Never Say Never @ Uwharrie M0.230.010.10
4 Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd Book M0.210.070.06
5 Uwharrie Rhamah Serenity F0.210.040.15
6 Uwharrie Rhamah Inara F0.270.020.13
7 Rhamah Rhed Hot Minute F0.300.020.09
8 Rhamah Rhight On Time F0.39-0.090.27
9 Rhamah Make Much of Time at Shadowland F0.320.030.04
10 Uwharrie Rhamah Little Firefly M0.250.030.08

Italian greyhounds are an ancient breed, developed in Italy to be companions and a lap dog for women in the Middle ages, however also had endurance, speed and a desire to hunt small game. These days it is a household pet who excels in many sports and conformation.

Breed Standard coming soon!

Italian greyhound breeders have expressed that autoimmune disorders are their largest concern. Autoimmune illnesses reported include (but are not limited to) Addison's disease, IMTP, AIHA, and MMM. Also of concern are epilepsy and leg breaks due to low bone density.

Italian Greyhounds from the United States and European countries were tested at UC Davis. Genetic analysis showed that American and European both had breed specific genetic clusters, but with very different genetics. It was found that being homozygous increased risk for autoimmune disease.

The breed appears to have reasonable breed-wide diversity, but this diversity is very unbalanced. The average number of alleles in the breed is 7, however the effective alleles only 3.39. This indicates a need to redistribute alleles breedwide and presence of a bottleneck.

Italian Greyhounds from the United States and European countries were tested at UC Davis. Genetic analysis showed that American and European both had breed specific genetic clusters, but with very different genetics. It was found that being homozygous increased risk for autoimmune disease.

18 different STR-associated DLA Class I and 17 DLA Class II haplotypes have been identified to date in Italian Greyhounds. This is fairly average for a purebred population.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

Because it was found that homozygousity significantly increased risk of breed specific autoimmune disorders, IG breeders first and foremost should focus on breeding for an IR below breed average (.03). However, since the majority of Italian Greyhounds in the US are clustered, breeders perhaps could seek to rebalance their genetic diversity within the breed. This is achieved by raising OI above breed average and seeking a lower than breed average AGR; alternatively, seek to raise/lower these values above/below that of the sire and dam. Breeders should also seek for diverse immune systems, with different DLA types at each locus. Consideration of crossing European IGs in to the United States lines should be made, given the very different genetics within the two groups. After that, if breed health is not mitigated with these attempts, an outcross to a similar breed may be considered and warranted. Afterwards, careful management of the cross offspring and their genetics could help improve breed health.

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Diavolino's Own The MomentF0.300.01-0.07
2Adriana ExplorerM0.60-0.15-0.10
3Agape's Back In The Saddle AgainM0.32-0.020.11
4Alfheim-Avagadro Can't WaitM0.160.060.12
5Anji Ankhu St VeronicaF0.240.000.32
6Anji Donato St. JosephineF0.32-0.040.05
7Anji Nautica JustusM0.240.010.01
8Anji Nautica's St GabrielM0.160.060.11
9Anji Nautica's St LeoM0.200.010.01
10Anji Nautica's St MartinM0.180.07-0.16
11Anji Nautica's St MartinaF0.200.07-0.13
12Anji Nautica's St. HyacintheF0.230.010.11
13Anji Viva Formal AttireM0.220.070.09
14Anji Viva MasonM0.190.09-0.06
15Anji Viva St AnneF0.250.000.18
16Anji Viva's St MirandaF0.290.030.01
17Ankhu Anji's St VolocM0.230.050.04
18Ankhu's Dancing In SeptemberF0.230.030.09
19Ankhu's Get Ready For ThisM0.36-0.000.08
20Ankhu's In The Midnight Hour At LibelleF0.300.010.06
21Ankhu's Metal QueenF0.270.04-0.06
22Ankhu's Steamy WindowsF0.260.02-0.11
23Ankhu's There's Only One Way To RockF0.260.000.09
24Ankhu's You've Got Another Thing Comin'M0.170.040.10
25Ankhu-Anji's Big Bad John M0.190.060.02
26Ankhu-Anji's St TiberiousM0.31-0.050.10
27Ankhu-Anji's Workin' Man At L'ChaimM0.230.050.04
28Apparatus For LEP PhysicsM0.25-0.010.01
29Argos KC Won't You Join The Dance?M0.260.040.03
30Argos Twilight's Last GleamingF0.250.020.05
31Arrakis Forum RomanumF0.27-0.030.01
32Artmeis Voici Valente of RegallustM0.29-0.030.02
33Aura Ferazi Sounds of FreedomF0.230.010.02
34Avimimus Arctic DreamsM0.28-0.030.24
35Avimimus Arctic SparkM0.240.05-0.05
36Avimimus Sacred CedarF0.310.03-0.14
37Avimimus Spruce SpringM0.330.02-0.12
38Avimimus Terra Sara CoccolareF0.41-0.100.09
39Beauty of Sicilia ValentinoM0.49-0.11-0.14
40Bel Etual Bravo Mio BravoM0.50-0.07-0.16
41Bethany Voici I'm An Angel TooF0.320.03-0.11
42Boadicea Forum RomanumF0.28-0.120.29
43Brio's Anji's Halcyon DaysM0.280.000.03
44Brio's Pineridge CadenceF0.210.010.35
45Caeles H YeahM0.47-0.06-0.10
46Caeles MomentumM0.26-0.060.14
47Caeles Real FantasyF0.38-0.050.13
48Calicanto du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.38-0.100.07
49Caliente Tortuga Treasure In ParrisF0.130.070.06
50Casesa Divine ComedyM0.29-0.050.01
51Casesa Heir ApparentM0.300.000.06
52Celeste Raindance Really Where?F0.360.01-0.21
53Celeste's Blitz'emM0.44-0.080.04
54Celeste's Bubble UpF0.31-0.05-0.10
55Celeste's Crazy DriverM0.320.04-0.28
56Celeste's Dark EnergyF0.290.02-0.20
57Celeste's Down With ItF0.32-0.080.22
58Celeste's Fashion Mogul A La Superga MogulM0.260.04-0.02
59Celeste's Got Brakes?M0.220.060.01
60Celeste's Lock 'N LoadM0.38-0.04-0.02
61Celeste's Petal to the MetalF0.29-0.01-0.15
62Celeste's Shimmer Darcie Ella MaeF0.31-0.010.15
63Celeste-Avagadro's BrilliantM0.42-0.07-0.05
64Celeste-Avagadro's ProdigyF0.280.05-0.25
65Celtic Uwharrie I Can Afford to Be LateM0.150.010.25
66Charlotte Forum RomanumF0.48-0.09-0.09
67Deerfield's Argos Secret GardenF0.320.00-0.06
68Desert Queen Dior DonnaF0.39-0.07-0.03
69Destino delle Polveri di CantorF0.36-0.100.06
70Diavolino's DemeraraF0.32-0.03-0.04
71Diavolino's Il Re LeoneM0.29-0.060.21
72Dipsy du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.42-0.110.20
73Divine Cave CanemF0.30-0.050.07
74Dolce's Girl With a Pearl EarringF0.270.010.02
75Donato Anji Glory HalleluiahF0.240.040.04
76Donato RaphaelM0.23-0.080.26
77Dream Hail YeahM0.39-0.03-0.11
78Eledi Grace Hadria di Forum RomanumF0.31-0.020.06
79Elektra Allure Dr NoM0.290.02-0.13
80Esmee Forum RomanumF0.39-0.130.07
81Estes Forum RomanumM0.32-0.06-0.05
82Fair Play du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.18
83Ferazi GDM Don QuixoteM0.250.010.01
84Ferazi GDM Titania at JarosF0.32-0.040.08
85Fiore Lorenc's Gimme Gumbo at Peeks BayouM0.260.03-0.04
86Fiore Viva Lady's TressesF0.330.01-0.03
87Fiore's Gimme A Jewel At Peeks BayouM0.29-0.030.11
88Gallica des Jeux du VentF0.36-0.120.30
89GDM Zenyatta at LakesideF0.25-0.010.22
90GDM-Lorenc-Logos Audacious TooM0.200.030.13
91Heesa Meesas Gritty Elof EyeM0.34-0.070.01
92Honore Never Say Never @ UwharrieM0.230.010.10
93Infiniti Bulletproof at FeraziM0.140.090.13
94Infiniti wizards and witchcraftM0.190.040.20
95Integra Just In Time For ShadowlandM0.250.040.12
96Iuana des Jeux du VentF0.39-0.08-0.08
97Izar Forum RomanumM0.42-0.090.06
98Izat Blackacre Ooh La LaF0.34-0.060.12
99Izat Reddy When You AreM0.45-0.080.00
100Izat Simply ScandalousF0.38-0.060.06
101Izat Up All NightM0.49-0.070.10
102Izora des Jeux du VentF0.35-0.090.13
103J'adore Forum RomanumM0.61-0.140.08
104Jaerys des Jeux du VentF0.40-0.130.15
105Kailea Forum RomanumF0.48-0.09-0.10
106La Plage Argos All Through The NightM0.190.040.03
107La Plage Argos Fascinating RhythmF0.190.020.16
108La Plage Crowning GloryF0.71-0.14-0.12
109La Plage Dream Of GloryM0.40-0.08-0.01
110La Plage Road To GloryM0.39-0.01-0.21
111Lady Les Grandes PattesF0.260.06-0.26
112Little Dragons Ebery Inch A LadyF0.35-0.110.14
113Little Dragons QTM0.39-0.110.04
114Little Dragons X'citing over The MoonF0.24-0.03-0.02
115Logos Sweet Home AlabamaM0.280.010.02
116Loranne Gimme A Sign FlosiM0.250.06-0.09
117Luise of Mystical Wooden HouseF0.34-0.070.07
118Magic Mike du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.13
119Maplewood's InvincibleM0.210.030.12
120Marchwind's Lanie's Little LadyF0.31-0.080.28
121Marsic Dance with the DevilM0.37-0.060.03
122Merikaez Yellow GoldM0.240.06-0.02
123Miss Luna du Domaine de ChanteloupF0.29-0.040.01
124Murbella Forum RomanumF0.32-0.070.16
125Nautica Anji's St CyrusM0.210.040.10
126Nautica Anji's St. Marcella At BokaF0.230.020.05
127Nuada Forum RomanumF0.52-0.070.09
128Odiseia Forum RomanumF0.30-0.080.16
129Pangea Rhamah Nothing But Blue SkiesF0.240.020.01
130Parris Caribbean Blue SkyM0.240.050.04
131Parris Tortuga Black CelebrationM0.17-0.010.18
132Piason All Dressed Up In His Sunday BestM0.160.020.22
133Piason Make My Wish Come TrueM0.24-0.030.10
134Piason Skidi's Belle StarrF0.19-0.010.24
135Piccino All That GlittersF0.34-0.090.15
136Pico Bolivar Forum RomanumM0.26-0.040.06
137Pineridge Elvis Love Me TenderM0.25-0.030.20
138Py's Galant to LaviereM0.290.010.06
139Raindance Acqua Di GioM0.300.03-0.18
140Raindance Argos Good Heavens!F0.25-0.010.03
141Raindance Commanding CurveF0.37-0.02-0.17
142Raindance Darkness FallsM0.26-0.050.10
143Raindance Providence of NarwynF0.28-0.030.12
144Raindance She WolfF0.210.07-0.13
145Raindance Tebo ZardettoM0.22-0.060.21
146Raindance The Sky Is FallingF0.220.040.09
147Raindance Up To No GoodF0.31-0.020.02
148Raindance Wildcat RedM0.32-0.00-0.11
149Raindance-Celeste Hare ForceM0.36-0.03-0.15
150Regallust Voici London CallingF0.24-0.030.14
151Retaggio Yes It's TrueF0.180.030.17
152Rhamah BenvenutoM0.190.020.12
153Rhamah BhindiF0.250.01-0.02
154Rhamah BiscottiM0.220.010.05
155Rhamah Flash of LightningM0.25-0.010.14
156Rhamah FlashbackM0.38-0.060.30
157Rhamah FlashpointM0.33-0.020.19
158Rhamah Happiness Is The TruthM0.38-0.050.12
159Rhamah IntoxicationF0.36-0.060.30
160Rhamah Make Much of Time at ShadowlandF0.320.030.04
161Rhamah NimbusM0.290.02-0.02
162Rhamah No LatteF0.170.020.08
163Rhamah NuanceF0.29-0.030.13
164Rhamah Pursuit Of FruitM0.240.050.04
165Rhamah Pursuit of HappinessM0.370.03-0.12
166Rhamah Rhed Hot MinuteF0.300.020.09
167Rhamah Rhight On TimeF0.39-0.090.27
168Rhamah RhomanM0.270.03-0.03
169Rhamah RococoF0.250.020.05
170Rhamah Rythm Making MagicM0.210.040.07
171Rhamah Rythm's StargazerF0.280.04-0.02
172Rhamah Starlight AnomalyF0.220.030.08
173Rhamah Tutti FruttiF0.35-0.010.03
174Rhamah Wee Red She Dragon - FiamaF0.36-0.010.02
175Rosemont HayleyF0.270.05-0.10
176Rovente's Ray of Light at Jo-Na-DaF0.31-0.000.02
177Salswift's Heart Of GoldM0.160.040.13
178Serendipity-Celeste 2 the MoonF0.270.05-0.07
179Shamiram Forum RomanumF0.52-0.190.25
180Sheeana Forum RomanumF0.59-0.160.16
181Silvani Voici Glides Upon the NightM0.23-0.040.15
182Silvani Voici Treading the ShadowsM0.320.03-0.07
183Skidi's Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like MeF0.260.01-0.03
184Skidi's Hear You Sing AgainF0.240.010.04
185Skidi's This Land Is Your LandM0.240.05-0.01
186Soranus Forum RomanumM0.42-0.04-0.18
187Taraza Forum RomanumF0.35-0.110.15
188Tebo Mente' The Generals DanceF0.37-0.070.18
189Tebo Raindance Cat About TownM0.36-0.050.06
190Tebo Raindance The GamblerM0.28-0.080.31
191Tebo-Raindance-CCR Hell's BellsM0.300.00-0.06
192Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm DynamiteF0.260.05-0.04
193Terra Pavan Voici Wish Upon a StarF0.33-0.020.07
194Uwharrie Bluemont Carolina Moon at CelticF0.39-0.03-0.15
195Uwharrie Nobody's Fool At Bon AirF0.140.050.10
196Uwharrie Rhamah InaraF0.270.020.13
197Uwharrie Rhamah Little FireflyM0.250.030.08
198Uwharrie Rhamah SerenityF0.210.040.15
199Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd BookM0.210.070.06
200Uwharrie's I Aim To MisbehaveF0.220.040.08
201Valhasar A Dance With DragonsF0.23-0.020.36
202Valhasar A Song Of Ice And Fire At AgapeF0.170.020.21
203Valhasar A Storm Of SwordsM0.18-0.040.51
204Valhasar Cyan MaleficentF0.220.050.07
205Valhasar Infiniti Let Freedom RingM0.260.09-0.31
206Valhasar Turn The PageF0.310.01-0.09
207Valhasar Voici Angel Of The MorningF0.32-0.000.08
208Valhasar Watchin The Full Moon Crossin The SnowF0.140.050.16
209Valhasar You're Gonna Love MeF0.220.02-0.08
210Vals Valento Zhofrey NoirM0.43-0.150.37
211Viva Anji Backyard SwaggerM0.230.07-0.10
212Viva Anji's Commanche MoonM0.270.050.04
213Viva Fiore BluebellF0.230.07-0.10
214Viva Fiore Cardinals FeatherF0.39-0.02-0.01
215Viva Fortune TellerF0.280.04-0.05
216Viva Murphy's RomanceM0.270.06-0.06
217Viva's Sweet TeaF0.190.070.11
218Vodka des Princes de KazanF0.38-0.080.08
219Voici Aegean BlueM0.280.00-0.05
220Voici Angelic ReflectionF0.270.08-0.17
221Voici Born in Blue JeansM0.270.010.15
222Voici Courage Under FireM0.29-0.00-0.11
223Voici Even MoneyM0.340.02-0.23
224Voici Favorite SonM0.240.07-0.14
225Voici Graceland Viva Las VegasF0.230.06-0.09
226Voici Lilacs In BloomF0.33-0.01-0.12
227Voici Ocean Treasure of DivineM0.25-0.060.28
228Voici Roman HolidayF0.180.07-0.15
229White Eagle Central Park at FeraziM0.33-0.010.04
230White Eagle Rachel Alexandra FeraziF0.240.020.10
231Ymelda Pustynny WiatrF0.46-0.15-0.06

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