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 Grandepatte Midnight Blue M0.240.03-0.05
2GCH Infiniti Via Chicago M0.290.02-0.02
3GCH Infiniti Voici Voyager M0.230.020.09
4 Nefertiti De Magistris F0.250.000.01
5AU CH Tahrae Tucker Box M0.320.03-0.13
6 Zanbellia Supernova M0.31-0.070.09
7 Uwharrie Kismet Road to Rhamah M0.220.000.17
8 Rhamah Russo M0.260.030.02
9 Rhamah Nero M0.250.06-0.14
10 Alfheim’s Sogno d’Oro F0.190.040.15

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
1044203421.51%
1052201720.94%
1040203912.08%
1059202911.89%
1008203511.13%
105320366.60%
101620315.28%
100820325.09%
105420151.70%
103020231.51%
105320371.32%
105120171.13%
105820170.94%
104820170.57%
105420330.57%
101220030.38%
104020400.38%
105321020.38%
105620170.38%
101220390.19%
105220270.19%
105220670.19%
116920390.19%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I100815.58%
Class I10120.54%
Class I10165.07%
Class I10301.45%
Class I104011.96%
Class I104420.65%
Class I10480.54%
Class I10511.09%
Class I105220.11%
Class I10537.97%
Class I10542.17%
Class I10560.36%
Class I10580.91%
Class I105911.41%
Class I11690.18%
Class II20030.36%
Class II20151.63%
Class II201722.64%
Class II20231.45%
Class II20270.18%
Class II202911.41%
Class II20315.07%
Class II20324.89%
Class II20330.54%
Class II203420.65%
Class II203510.69%
Class II20366.34%
Class II20371.27%
Class II203911.96%
Class II20400.36%
Class II20670.18%
Class II21020.36%


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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 PhysicsM0.250.000.01
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 DaysM0.270.000.03
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 GardenF0.320.00-0.06
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
95Grandepatte Midnight BlueM0.240.03-0.05
96Hakki Di Sangue RegaleM0.290.01-0.08
97Heesa Meesas Gritty Elof EyeM0.34-0.070.01
98Honore Never Say Never @ UwharrieM0.240.010.10
99Infiniti Bulletproof at FeraziM0.120.090.13
100Infiniti Via ChicagoM0.290.02-0.02
101Infiniti Voici VoyagerM0.230.020.09
102Infiniti wizards and witchcraftM0.190.040.20
103Integra Just In Time For ShadowlandM0.250.040.12
104Iosono ValentinoM0.32-0.070.00
105Iuana des Jeux du VentF0.36-0.08-0.08
106Izar Forum RomanumM0.41-0.080.06
107Izat Blackacre Ooh La LaF0.32-0.050.12
108Izat Reddy When You AreM0.42-0.070.00
109Izat Simply DebonaireM0.46-0.05-0.05
110Izat Simply ScandalousF0.36-0.060.06
111Izat The Spy Who Loved MeF0.50-0.09-0.14
112Izat Up All NightM0.47-0.070.10
113Izora des Jeux du VentF0.32-0.090.14
114J'adore Forum RomanumM0.58-0.140.09
115Jaerys des Jeux du VentF0.40-0.130.16
116Kailea Forum RomanumF0.45-0.09-0.10
117La Plage Argos All Through The NightM0.190.040.03
118La Plage Argos Fascinating RhythmF0.190.020.16
119La Plage Crowning GloryF0.69-0.14-0.12
120La Plage Dream Of GloryM0.40-0.07-0.01
121La Plage Road To GloryM0.390.00-0.21
122Lady Les Grandes PattesF0.260.06-0.27
123Little Dragons Ebery Inch A LadyF0.35-0.110.14
124Little Dragons QTM0.36-0.110.04
125Little Dragons X'citing over The MoonF0.24-0.03-0.02
126Logos Sweet Home AlabamaM0.280.010.02
127Loranne Gimme A Sign FlosiM0.250.06-0.09
128Luise of Mystical Wooden HouseF0.34-0.070.07
129Magic Mike du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.13
130Maplewood's InvincibleM0.210.030.12
131Marchwind's Lanie's Little LadyF0.31-0.070.28
132Marsic Dance with the DevilM0.36-0.060.03
133Merikaez Dancin With The DevilF0.34-0.010.00
134Merikaez Great EscapeM0.39-0.100.18
135Merikaez Yellow GoldM0.220.06-0.03
136Miss Luna du Domaine de ChanteloupF0.29-0.030.02
137Murbella Forum RomanumF0.29-0.070.16
138Nautica Anji's St CyrusM0.210.040.10
139Nautica Anji's St. Marcella At BokaF0.230.020.05
140Nefertiti De MagistrisF0.250.000.01
141Nuada Forum RomanumF0.50-0.070.09
142Odiseia Forum RomanumF0.28-0.080.17
143Once Again De MagistrisM0.31-0.060.04
144Pangea Rhamah Nothing But Blue SkiesF0.240.020.01
145Parris Caribbean Blue SkyM0.240.050.03
146Parris Tortuga Black CelebrationM0.17-0.010.18
147Piason All Dressed Up In His Sunday BestM0.150.010.22
148Piason Make My Wish Come TrueM0.24-0.030.10
149Piason Skidi's Belle StarrF0.19-0.020.24
150Piccino All That GlittersF0.34-0.080.15
151Pico Bolivar Forum RomanumM0.26-0.030.06
152Pineridge Elvis Love Me TenderM0.25-0.040.20
153Py's Galant to LaviereM0.290.000.06
154Raindance Acqua Di GioM0.300.03-0.18
155Raindance Argos Good Heavens!F0.240.000.03
156Raindance Commanding CurveF0.37-0.02-0.17
157Raindance Darkness FallsM0.26-0.040.10
158Raindance Providence of NarwynF0.28-0.030.12
159Raindance She WolfF0.210.07-0.13
160Raindance Tebo ZardettoM0.22-0.060.21
161Raindance The Sky Is FallingF0.220.030.09
162Raindance Up To No GoodF0.30-0.020.02
163Raindance Wildcat RedM0.320.00-0.11
164Raindance-Celeste Hare ForceM0.36-0.03-0.15
165Regallust Voici London CallingF0.24-0.040.14
166Retaggio Yes It's TrueF0.180.030.17
167Rhamah BenvenutoM0.170.020.12
168Rhamah BhindiF0.250.01-0.02
169Rhamah BiscottiM0.210.010.05
170Rhamah Flash of LightningM0.26-0.010.14
171Rhamah FlashbackM0.37-0.070.30
172Rhamah FlashpointM0.33-0.020.19
173Rhamah Happiness Is The TruthM0.37-0.060.12
174Rhamah IntoxicationF0.34-0.060.30
175Rhamah Make Much of Time at ShadowlandF0.310.030.03
176Rhamah NeroM0.250.06-0.14
177Rhamah NimbusM0.290.02-0.02
178Rhamah No LatteF0.150.020.08
179Rhamah NuanceF0.29-0.030.13
180Rhamah Pursuit Of FruitM0.240.050.04
181Rhamah Pursuit of HappinessM0.370.03-0.12
182Rhamah Rhed Hot MinuteF0.280.020.09
183Rhamah Rhight On TimeF0.37-0.090.27
184Rhamah RhomanM0.250.03-0.03
185Rhamah RococoF0.250.020.05
186Rhamah RussoM0.260.030.02
187Rhamah Rythm Making MagicM0.190.050.06
188Rhamah Rythm's StargazerF0.250.04-0.02
189Rhamah Starlight AnomalyF0.220.030.08
190Rhamah Tutti FruttiF0.32-0.010.03
191Rhamah Wee Red She Dragon - FiamaF0.34-0.010.02
192Rosemont HayleyF0.270.05-0.10
193Rovente's Ray of Light at Jo-Na-DaF0.320.000.02
194Salswift's Heart Of GoldM0.160.040.13
195Selah London FogF0.270.04-0.08
196Selah Prince of WalesM0.160.020.17
197Serendipity-Celeste 2 the MoonF0.280.04-0.07
198Shamiram Forum RomanumF0.51-0.180.25
199Sheeana Forum RomanumF0.59-0.170.17
200Silvani Voici Glides Upon the NightM0.23-0.040.15
201Silvani Voici Treading the ShadowsM0.320.03-0.07
202Skidi's Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like MeF0.260.02-0.04
203Skidi's Hear You Sing AgainF0.240.010.04
204Skidi's This Land Is My LandF0.210.08-0.10
205Skidi's This Land Is Your LandM0.240.04-0.01
206Soranus Forum RomanumM0.42-0.04-0.18
207Tahrae Tucker BoxM0.320.03-0.13
208Taraza Forum RomanumF0.35-0.100.15
209Tebo Mente' The Generals DanceF0.37-0.070.18
210Tebo Raindance Cat About TownM0.36-0.050.06
211Tebo Raindance RouletteF0.280.02-0.07
212Tebo Raindance The GamblerM0.28-0.080.31
213Tebo-Raindance-CCR Hell's BellsM0.300.00-0.06
214Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm DynamiteF0.260.05-0.04
215Terra Pavan Voici Wish Upon a StarF0.33-0.020.07
216Tuncap's CreditM0.170.050.10
217Uwharrie Bluemont Carolina Moon at CelticF0.40-0.03-0.15
218Uwharrie Kismet Road to RhamahM0.220.000.17
219Uwharrie Nobody's Fool At Bon AirF0.120.050.10
220Uwharrie Rhamah InaraF0.260.020.12
221Uwharrie Rhamah Little FireflyM0.240.030.08
222Uwharrie Rhamah SerenityF0.210.040.15
223Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd BookM0.200.070.06
224Uwharrie's I Aim To MisbehaveF0.220.040.08
225Valhasar A Dance With DragonsF0.23-0.020.36
226Valhasar A Song Of Ice And Fire At AgapeF0.160.030.21
227Valhasar A Storm Of SwordsM0.17-0.040.51
228Valhasar Cyan MaleficentF0.210.050.06
229Valhasar Infiniti Let Freedom RingM0.260.09-0.31
230Valhasar Turn The PageF0.310.01-0.10
231Valhasar Voici Angel Of The MorningF0.310.000.08
232Valhasar Watchin The Full Moon Crossin The SnowF0.140.050.16
233Valhasar You're Gonna Love MeF0.200.02-0.08
234Vals Valento Zhofrey NoirM0.42-0.150.37
235Viva Anji Backyard SwaggerM0.230.07-0.10
236Viva Anji's Commanche MoonM0.260.050.03
237Viva Fiore BluebellF0.220.07-0.10
238Viva Fiore Cardinals FeatherF0.38-0.01-0.01
239Viva Fortune TellerF0.250.05-0.06
240Viva Murphy's RomanceM0.260.06-0.06
241Viva's Sweet TeaF0.180.070.11
242Vodka des Princes de KazanF0.37-0.080.09
243Voici Aegean BlueM0.270.00-0.05
244Voici Angelic ReflectionF0.270.08-0.17
245Voici Born in Blue JeansM0.270.000.15
246Voici Courage Under FireM0.280.00-0.11
247Voici Even MoneyM0.340.02-0.24
248Voici Favorite SonM0.240.06-0.14
249Voici Graceland Viva Las VegasF0.230.06-0.09
250Voici Lilacs In BloomF0.32-0.02-0.12
251Voici Ocean Treasure of DivineM0.26-0.060.28
252Voici Roman HolidayF0.180.07-0.15
253White Eagle Central Park at FeraziM0.30-0.010.04
254White Eagle Rachel Alexandra FeraziF0.220.010.10
255Ymelda Pustynny WiatrF0.46-0.15-0.06
256Zanbellia Showem Whos BossM0.39-0.08-0.02
257Zanbellia Silk N SatinF0.310.01-0.07
258Zanbellia SupernovaM0.31-0.070.09
259Zanbellia Tahitian PearlF0.33-0.02-0.02
260Zanbellia White GoldF0.330.04-0.13
261Zanbellia Who's The BossF0.42-0.06-0.02

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