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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1 Nefertiti De Magistris F0.25-0.000.01
2AU CH Tahrae Tucker Box M0.320.03-0.13
3 Zanbellia Supernova M0.31-0.070.09
4 Uwharrie Kismet Road to Rhamah M0.22-0.000.17
5 Rhamah Russo M0.260.030.02
6 Rhamah Nero M0.250.06-0.14
7 Alfheim’s Sogno d’Oro F0.190.040.15
8 Skidi's This Land Is My Land F0.210.08-0.10
9 Once Again De Magistris M0.31-0.060.04
10 Ferazi GDM Hexentanz F0.220.010.01

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.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I100815.57%
Class I10120.55%
Class I10165.13%
Class I10301.47%
Class I104012.09%
Class I104420.33%
Class I10480.55%
Class I10511.10%
Class I105220.33%
Class I10538.06%
Class I10542.20%
Class I10560.37%
Class I10580.92%
Class I105911.17%
Class I11690.18%
Class II20030.37%
Class II20151.65%
Class II201722.89%
Class II20231.47%
Class II20270.18%
Class II202911.17%
Class II20315.13%
Class II20324.95%
Class II20330.55%
Class II203420.33%
Class II203510.62%
Class II20366.41%
Class II20371.28%
Class II203912.09%
Class II20400.37%
Class II20670.18%
Class II21020.37%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Diavolino's Own The MomentF0.300.01-0.07
2Adriana ExplorerM0.58-0.14-0.10
3Agape's Back In The Saddle AgainM0.31-0.020.11
4Alfheim-Avagadro Can't WaitM0.160.060.12
5Alfheim’s Sogno d’OroF0.190.040.15
6Anji Ankhu St VeronicaF0.24-0.010.33
7Anji Donato St. JosephineF0.32-0.040.05
8Anji Nautica JustusM0.220.010.01
9Anji Nautica's St GabrielM0.150.060.11
10Anji Nautica's St LeoM0.180.010.01
11Anji Nautica's St MartinM0.170.07-0.16
12Anji Nautica's St MartinaF0.200.06-0.13
13Anji Nautica's St. HyacintheF0.240.000.11
14Anji Viva Formal AttireM0.220.070.09
15Anji Viva MasonM0.190.09-0.06
16Anji Viva St AnneF0.240.010.18
17Anji Viva's St MirandaF0.300.030.01
18Ankhu Anji's St VolocM0.230.050.04
19Ankhu's Dancing In SeptemberF0.220.030.10
20Ankhu's Get Ready For ThisM0.34-0.010.08
21Ankhu's In The Midnight Hour At LibelleF0.280.010.06
22Ankhu's Metal QueenF0.250.04-0.06
23Ankhu's Steamy WindowsF0.260.02-0.11
24Ankhu's There's Only One Way To RockF0.250.000.09
25Ankhu's You've Got Another Thing Comin'M0.150.040.11
26Ankhu-Anji's Big Bad John M0.170.060.02
27Ankhu-Anji's St TiberiousM0.32-0.050.10
28Ankhu-Anji's Workin' Man At L'ChaimM0.230.050.04
29Apparatus For LEP PhysicsM0.25-0.000.01
30Argos KC Won't You Join The Dance?M0.270.040.03
31Argos Twilight's Last GleamingF0.250.020.04
32Arrakis Forum RomanumF0.27-0.030.01
33Artmeis Voici Valente of RegallustM0.29-0.030.02
34Aura Ferazi Sounds of FreedomF0.230.010.02
35Avimimus Arctic DreamsM0.27-0.030.24
36Avimimus Arctic SparkM0.240.04-0.05
37Avimimus Sacred CedarF0.310.03-0.14
38Avimimus Spruce SpringM0.310.02-0.12
39Avimimus Terra Sara CoccolareF0.41-0.100.10
40Beauty of Sicilia ValentinoM0.48-0.10-0.14
41Bel Etual Bravo Mio BravoM0.47-0.06-0.15
42Bethany Voici I'm An Angel TooF0.320.02-0.11
43Blanerne Wondrous AnguaF0.58-0.160.18
44Boadicea Forum RomanumF0.28-0.120.29
45Brio's Anji's Halcyon DaysM0.27-0.000.03
46Brio's Pineridge CadenceF0.210.010.35
47Caeles H YeahM0.47-0.06-0.10
48Caeles MomentumM0.24-0.060.14
49Caeles Real FantasyF0.37-0.050.13
50Calicanto du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.36-0.100.07
51Caliente Tortuga Treasure In ParrisF0.130.070.06
52Cantex Blue Jays' TopdogM0.210.02-0.03
53Casesa Divine ComedyM0.29-0.040.02
54Casesa Heir ApparentM0.280.010.06
55Celeste Raindance Really Where?F0.360.02-0.21
56Celeste's Blitz'emM0.45-0.090.04
57Celeste's Bubble UpF0.29-0.04-0.10
58Celeste's Crazy DriverM0.290.04-0.28
59Celeste's Dark EnergyF0.300.02-0.20
60Celeste's Down With ItF0.32-0.080.23
61Celeste's Fashion Mogul A La Superga MogulM0.250.03-0.01
62Celeste's Got Brakes?M0.210.060.01
63Celeste's Lock 'N LoadM0.39-0.04-0.02
64Celeste's Petal to the MetalF0.28-0.01-0.14
65Celeste's Shimmer Darcie Ella MaeF0.31-0.020.15
66Celeste-Avagadro's BrilliantM0.43-0.07-0.05
67Celeste-Avagadro's ProdigyF0.280.06-0.25
68Celtic Uwharrie I Can Afford to Be LateM0.150.010.25
69Charlotte Forum RomanumF0.48-0.09-0.08
70Deerfield's Argos Secret GardenF0.32-0.00-0.06
71Desert Queen Dior DonnaF0.39-0.07-0.03
72Destino delle Polveri di CantorF0.36-0.100.06
73Diavolino's DemeraraF0.32-0.03-0.04
74Diavolino's Il Re LeoneM0.28-0.060.21
75Dipsy du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.40-0.110.20
76Divine Cave CanemF0.30-0.050.07
77Dolce's Girl With a Pearl EarringF0.270.010.02
78Donato Anji Glory HalleluiahF0.250.040.04
79Donato RaphaelM0.22-0.080.26
80Dream Hail YeahM0.39-0.03-0.11
81Eledi Grace Hadria di Forum RomanumF0.30-0.020.06
82Elektra Allure Dr NoM0.290.03-0.13
83Esmee Forum RomanumF0.38-0.130.07
84Estes Forum RomanumM0.30-0.06-0.04
85Fair Play du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.18
86Ferazi GDM Don QuixoteM0.250.010.01
87Ferazi GDM HexentanzF0.220.010.01
88Ferazi GDM Titania at JarosF0.32-0.040.08
89Fiore Lorenc's Gimme Gumbo at Peeks BayouM0.260.03-0.04
90Fiore Viva Lady's TressesF0.320.02-0.03
91Fiore's Gimme A Jewel At Peeks BayouM0.29-0.030.11
92Gallica des Jeux du VentF0.34-0.120.30
93GDM Zenyatta at LakesideF0.25-0.020.22
94GDM-Lorenc-Logos Audacious TooM0.200.020.13
95Hakki Di Sangue RegaleM0.290.01-0.08
96Heesa Meesas Gritty Elof EyeM0.34-0.070.01
97Honore Never Say Never @ UwharrieM0.240.010.10
98Infiniti Bulletproof at FeraziM0.120.090.13
99Infiniti wizards and witchcraftM0.190.040.20
100Integra Just In Time For ShadowlandM0.250.040.12
101Iosono ValentinoM0.32-0.07-0.00
102Iuana des Jeux du VentF0.36-0.08-0.08
103Izar Forum RomanumM0.41-0.080.06
104Izat Blackacre Ooh La LaF0.32-0.050.12
105Izat Reddy When You AreM0.42-0.070.00
106Izat Simply DebonaireM0.46-0.05-0.05
107Izat Simply ScandalousF0.36-0.060.06
108Izat The Spy Who Loved MeF0.50-0.09-0.14
109Izat Up All NightM0.47-0.070.10
110Izora des Jeux du VentF0.32-0.090.14
111J'adore Forum RomanumM0.58-0.140.09
112Jaerys des Jeux du VentF0.40-0.130.16
113Kailea Forum RomanumF0.45-0.09-0.10
114La Plage Argos All Through The NightM0.190.040.03
115La Plage Argos Fascinating RhythmF0.190.020.16
116La Plage Crowning GloryF0.69-0.14-0.12
117La Plage Dream Of GloryM0.40-0.07-0.01
118La Plage Road To GloryM0.39-0.00-0.21
119Lady Les Grandes PattesF0.260.06-0.27
120Little Dragons Ebery Inch A LadyF0.35-0.110.14
121Little Dragons QTM0.36-0.110.04
122Little Dragons X'citing over The MoonF0.24-0.03-0.02
123Logos Sweet Home AlabamaM0.280.010.02
124Loranne Gimme A Sign FlosiM0.250.06-0.09
125Luise of Mystical Wooden HouseF0.34-0.070.07
126Magic Mike du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.13
127Maplewood's InvincibleM0.210.030.12
128Marchwind's Lanie's Little LadyF0.31-0.070.28
129Marsic Dance with the DevilM0.36-0.060.03
130Merikaez Dancin With The DevilF0.34-0.01-0.00
131Merikaez Great EscapeM0.39-0.100.18
132Merikaez Yellow GoldM0.220.06-0.03
133Miss Luna du Domaine de ChanteloupF0.29-0.030.02
134Murbella Forum RomanumF0.29-0.070.16
135Nautica Anji's St CyrusM0.210.040.10
136Nautica Anji's St. Marcella At BokaF0.230.020.05
137Nefertiti De MagistrisF0.25-0.000.01
138Nuada Forum RomanumF0.50-0.070.09
139Odiseia Forum RomanumF0.28-0.080.17
140Once Again De MagistrisM0.31-0.060.04
141Pangea Rhamah Nothing But Blue SkiesF0.240.020.01
142Parris Caribbean Blue SkyM0.240.050.03
143Parris Tortuga Black CelebrationM0.17-0.010.18
144Piason All Dressed Up In His Sunday BestM0.150.010.22
145Piason Make My Wish Come TrueM0.24-0.030.10
146Piason Skidi's Belle StarrF0.19-0.020.24
147Piccino All That GlittersF0.34-0.080.15
148Pico Bolivar Forum RomanumM0.26-0.030.06
149Pineridge Elvis Love Me TenderM0.25-0.040.20
150Py's Galant to LaviereM0.290.000.06
151Raindance Acqua Di GioM0.300.03-0.18
152Raindance Argos Good Heavens!F0.24-0.000.03
153Raindance Commanding CurveF0.37-0.02-0.17
154Raindance Darkness FallsM0.26-0.040.10
155Raindance Providence of NarwynF0.28-0.030.12
156Raindance She WolfF0.210.07-0.13
157Raindance Tebo ZardettoM0.22-0.060.21
158Raindance The Sky Is FallingF0.220.030.09
159Raindance Up To No GoodF0.30-0.020.02
160Raindance Wildcat RedM0.32-0.00-0.11
161Raindance-Celeste Hare ForceM0.36-0.03-0.15
162Regallust Voici London CallingF0.24-0.040.14
163Retaggio Yes It's TrueF0.180.030.17
164Rhamah BenvenutoM0.170.020.12
165Rhamah BhindiF0.250.01-0.02
166Rhamah BiscottiM0.210.010.05
167Rhamah Flash of LightningM0.26-0.010.14
168Rhamah FlashbackM0.37-0.070.30
169Rhamah FlashpointM0.33-0.020.19
170Rhamah Happiness Is The TruthM0.37-0.060.12
171Rhamah IntoxicationF0.34-0.060.30
172Rhamah Make Much of Time at ShadowlandF0.310.030.03
173Rhamah NeroM0.250.06-0.14
174Rhamah NimbusM0.290.02-0.02
175Rhamah No LatteF0.150.020.08
176Rhamah NuanceF0.29-0.030.13
177Rhamah Pursuit Of FruitM0.240.050.04
178Rhamah Pursuit of HappinessM0.370.03-0.12
179Rhamah Rhed Hot MinuteF0.280.020.09
180Rhamah Rhight On TimeF0.37-0.090.27
181Rhamah RhomanM0.250.03-0.03
182Rhamah RococoF0.250.020.05
183Rhamah RussoM0.260.030.02
184Rhamah Rythm Making MagicM0.190.050.06
185Rhamah Rythm's StargazerF0.250.04-0.02
186Rhamah Starlight AnomalyF0.220.030.08
187Rhamah Tutti FruttiF0.32-0.010.03
188Rhamah Wee Red She Dragon - FiamaF0.34-0.010.02
189Rosemont HayleyF0.270.05-0.10
190Rovente's Ray of Light at Jo-Na-DaF0.32-0.000.02
191Salswift's Heart Of GoldM0.160.040.13
192Selah London FogF0.270.04-0.08
193Selah Prince of WalesM0.160.020.17
194Serendipity-Celeste 2 the MoonF0.280.04-0.07
195Shamiram Forum RomanumF0.51-0.180.25
196Sheeana Forum RomanumF0.59-0.170.17
197Silvani Voici Glides Upon the NightM0.23-0.040.15
198Silvani Voici Treading the ShadowsM0.320.03-0.07
199Skidi's Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like MeF0.260.02-0.04
200Skidi's Hear You Sing AgainF0.240.010.04
201Skidi's This Land Is My LandF0.210.08-0.10
202Skidi's This Land Is Your LandM0.240.04-0.01
203Soranus Forum RomanumM0.42-0.04-0.18
204Tahrae Tucker BoxM0.320.03-0.13
205Taraza Forum RomanumF0.35-0.100.15
206Tebo Mente' The Generals DanceF0.37-0.070.18
207Tebo Raindance Cat About TownM0.36-0.050.06
208Tebo Raindance RouletteF0.280.02-0.07
209Tebo Raindance The GamblerM0.28-0.080.31
210Tebo-Raindance-CCR Hell's BellsM0.30-0.00-0.06
211Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm DynamiteF0.260.05-0.04
212Terra Pavan Voici Wish Upon a StarF0.33-0.020.07
213Tuncap's CreditM0.170.050.10
214Uwharrie Bluemont Carolina Moon at CelticF0.40-0.03-0.15
215Uwharrie Kismet Road to RhamahM0.22-0.000.17
216Uwharrie Nobody's Fool At Bon AirF0.120.050.10
217Uwharrie Rhamah InaraF0.260.020.12
218Uwharrie Rhamah Little FireflyM0.240.030.08
219Uwharrie Rhamah SerenityF0.210.040.15
220Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd BookM0.200.070.06
221Uwharrie's I Aim To MisbehaveF0.220.040.08
222Valhasar A Dance With DragonsF0.23-0.020.36
223Valhasar A Song Of Ice And Fire At AgapeF0.160.030.21
224Valhasar A Storm Of SwordsM0.17-0.040.51
225Valhasar Cyan MaleficentF0.210.050.06
226Valhasar Infiniti Let Freedom RingM0.260.09-0.31
227Valhasar Turn The PageF0.310.01-0.10
228Valhasar Voici Angel Of The MorningF0.31-0.000.08
229Valhasar Watchin The Full Moon Crossin The SnowF0.140.050.16
230Valhasar You're Gonna Love MeF0.200.02-0.08
231Vals Valento Zhofrey NoirM0.42-0.150.37
232Viva Anji Backyard SwaggerM0.230.07-0.10
233Viva Anji's Commanche MoonM0.260.050.03
234Viva Fiore BluebellF0.220.07-0.10
235Viva Fiore Cardinals FeatherF0.38-0.01-0.01
236Viva Fortune TellerF0.250.05-0.06
237Viva Murphy's RomanceM0.260.06-0.06
238Viva's Sweet TeaF0.180.070.11
239Vodka des Princes de KazanF0.37-0.080.09
240Voici Aegean BlueM0.270.00-0.05
241Voici Angelic ReflectionF0.270.08-0.17
242Voici Born in Blue JeansM0.270.000.15
243Voici Courage Under FireM0.28-0.00-0.11
244Voici Even MoneyM0.340.02-0.24
245Voici Favorite SonM0.240.06-0.14
246Voici Graceland Viva Las VegasF0.230.06-0.09
247Voici Lilacs In BloomF0.32-0.02-0.12
248Voici Ocean Treasure of DivineM0.26-0.060.28
249Voici Roman HolidayF0.180.07-0.15
250White Eagle Central Park at FeraziM0.30-0.010.04
251White Eagle Rachel Alexandra FeraziF0.220.010.10
252Ymelda Pustynny WiatrF0.46-0.15-0.06
253Zanbellia Showem Whos BossM0.39-0.08-0.02
254Zanbellia Silk N SatinF0.310.01-0.07
255Zanbellia SupernovaM0.31-0.070.09
256Zanbellia Tahitian PearlF0.33-0.02-0.02
257Zanbellia White GoldF0.330.04-0.13
258Zanbellia Who's The BossF0.42-0.06-0.02

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