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
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7 Nautica Wildhart A Puzzling Romance F0.280.010.06
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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
1044203421.82%
1052201721.82%
1040203911.46%
1059202911.15%
1008203510.35%
105320368.12%
101620315.25%
100820324.46%
103020232.07%
105420151.43%
105320371.11%
105120170.96%
105820170.80%
104820170.64%
105420330.48%
101220030.32%
104020400.32%
105321020.32%
105620170.32%
101220390.16%
105220270.16%
105220670.16%
116920390.16%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I100814.31%
Class I10120.46%
Class I10165.08%
Class I10302.00%
Class I104011.38%
Class I104421.08%
Class I10480.62%
Class I10510.92%
Class I105221.08%
Class I10539.23%
Class I10541.85%
Class I10560.31%
Class I10580.77%
Class I105910.77%
Class I11690.15%
Class II20030.31%
Class II20151.38%
Class II201723.38%
Class II20232.00%
Class II20270.15%
Class II202910.77%
Class II20315.08%
Class II20324.31%
Class II20330.46%
Class II203421.08%
Class II203510.00%
Class II20367.85%
Class II20371.08%
Class II203911.38%
Class II20400.31%
Class II20670.15%
Class II21020.31%


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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Diavolino's Own The MomentF0.300.01-0.07
2Adriana ExplorerM0.58-0.13-0.10
3Agape's Back In The Saddle AgainM0.31-0.020.11
4Akaya-Alfheim's Sands of Time F0.240.01-0.06
5Alfheim-Avagadro Can't WaitM0.160.060.12
6Alfheim’s Sogno d’OroF0.190.050.15
7Alura I'm The Boss At Southern RootsM0.120.080.15
8Alura Va Va VoomF0.160.040.14
9Anji Ankhu St VeronicaF0.24-0.010.33
10Anji Donato St. JosephineF0.32-0.040.05
11Anji Nautica JustusM0.220.010.01
12Anji Nautica's St GabrielM0.150.070.11
13Anji Nautica's St LeoM0.180.010.01
14Anji Nautica's St MartinM0.170.07-0.16
15Anji Nautica's St MartinaF0.200.07-0.13
16Anji Nautica's St. HyacintheF0.240.010.11
17Anji Viva Formal AttireM0.220.070.09
18Anji Viva MasonM0.190.09-0.06
19Anji Viva St AnneF0.240.010.18
20Anji Viva's St MirandaF0.300.030.01
21Ankhu Anji's St VolocM0.230.050.04
22Ankhu's Dancing In SeptemberF0.220.030.10
23Ankhu's Get Ready For ThisM0.34-0.010.08
24Ankhu's In The Midnight Hour At LibelleF0.280.010.06
25Ankhu's Metal QueenF0.250.04-0.06
26Ankhu's Steamy WindowsF0.260.02-0.11
27Ankhu's There's Only One Way To RockF0.250.000.09
28Ankhu's You've Got Another Thing Comin'M0.150.030.11
29Ankhu-Anji's Big Bad John M0.170.060.02
30Ankhu-Anji's St TiberiousM0.32-0.050.10
31Ankhu-Anji's Workin' Man At L'ChaimM0.230.050.04
32Apparatus For LEP PhysicsM0.250.000.01
33Argos KC Won't You Join The Dance?M0.270.040.03
34Argos La Sylphide Feel The ThunderM0.30-0.040.17
35Argos Twilight's Last GleamingF0.250.030.04
36Arrakis Forum RomanumF0.27-0.030.01
37Artmeis Voici Valente of RegallustM0.29-0.030.02
38Aura Ferazi Sounds of FreedomF0.230.010.02
39Avimimus Arctic DreamsM0.27-0.030.24
40Avimimus Arctic SparkM0.240.04-0.05
41Avimimus Sacred CedarF0.310.03-0.14
42Avimimus Spruce SpringM0.310.02-0.12
43Avimimus Terra Sara CoccolareF0.41-0.090.10
44Beauty of Sicilia ValentinoM0.48-0.10-0.14
45Bel Etual Bravo Mio BravoM0.47-0.06-0.15
46Belcanto Shake Me Up ShannonF0.38-0.090.18
47Bethany Voici I'm An Angel TooF0.320.02-0.11
48Blanerne Wondrous AnguaF0.58-0.160.18
49Boadicea Forum RomanumF0.28-0.120.29
50Brio's Anji's Halcyon DaysM0.270.000.03
51Brio's Pineridge CadenceF0.210.000.35
52Caeles H YeahM0.47-0.06-0.10
53Caeles MomentumM0.24-0.060.14
54Caeles Real FantasyF0.37-0.050.13
55Calicanto du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.36-0.090.07
56Caliente Tortuga Treasure In ParrisF0.130.070.06
57Cantex Blue Jays' TopdogM0.210.03-0.03
58Casesa Divine ComedyM0.29-0.040.02
59Casesa Heir ApparentM0.280.000.06
60Castor Gemini Dei Raggi Di LunaM0.34-0.080.00
61Celeste Raindance Really Where?F0.360.03-0.21
62Celeste's Blitz'emM0.45-0.090.04
63Celeste's Bubble UpF0.29-0.04-0.10
64Celeste's Crazy DriverM0.290.04-0.28
65Celeste's Dark EnergyF0.300.02-0.20
66Celeste's Down With ItF0.32-0.070.23
67Celeste's Fashion Mogul A La Superga MogulM0.250.03-0.01
68Celeste's Got Brakes?M0.210.070.01
69Celeste's Lock 'N LoadM0.39-0.04-0.02
70Celeste's Petal to the MetalF0.28-0.01-0.14
71Celeste's Shimmer Darcie Ella MaeF0.31-0.010.15
72Celeste-Avagadro's BrilliantM0.43-0.07-0.05
73Celeste-Avagadro's ProdigyF0.280.05-0.25
74Celtic Uwharrie I Can Afford to Be LateM0.150.010.25
75Celtic Uwharrie Oh That TimeF0.160.010.25
76Charlotte Forum RomanumF0.48-0.09-0.08
77Cielo Raindance Warp DriveM0.220.07-0.13
78Deerfield's Argos Secret GardenF0.32-0.01-0.06
79Dervisch Oisco MagicM0.50-0.110.07
80Dervisch Sixteen Shades Of BlueF0.44-0.09-0.03
81Dervisch Spring SongF0.33-0.060.06
82Desert Queen Dior DonnaF0.39-0.07-0.03
83Destino delle Polveri di CantorF0.36-0.090.06
84Diavolino's DemeraraF0.32-0.03-0.04
85Diavolino's Il Re LeoneM0.28-0.060.21
86Dipsy du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.40-0.110.20
87Divine Cave CanemF0.30-0.050.07
88Dolce's Girl With a Pearl EarringF0.270.010.02
89Donato Anji Glory HalleluiahF0.250.050.04
90Donato RaphaelM0.22-0.070.26
91Dream Hail YeahM0.39-0.02-0.11
92Eledi Grace Hadria di Forum RomanumF0.30-0.020.06
93Elektra Allure Dr NoM0.290.03-0.13
94Esken'Dereya Of OjibwayF0.25-0.020.14
95Esmee Forum RomanumF0.38-0.120.07
96Estes Forum RomanumM0.30-0.05-0.04
97Expecting to Fly of OjibwayM0.260.010.00
98Eyez Wide Open of OjibwayF0.34-0.050.10
99Fair Play du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.18
100Ferazi GDM Don QuixoteM0.250.010.01
101Ferazi GDM HexentanzF0.220.020.01
102Ferazi GDM Titania at JarosF0.32-0.030.08
103Fiore Lorenc's Gimme Gumbo at Peeks BayouM0.260.03-0.04
104Fiore Viva Lady's TressesF0.320.02-0.03
105Fiore Viva Skidi Fly Raven FlyF0.300.06-0.05
106Fiore's Gimme A Jewel At Peeks BayouM0.29-0.020.11
107Folklore Infiniti Heart Of GoldM0.200.02-0.01
108Gallica des Jeux du VentF0.34-0.120.30
109GDM Zenyatta at LakesideF0.25-0.020.22
110GDM-Lorenc-Logos Audacious TooM0.200.020.13
111Grandepatte Midnight BlueM0.240.03-0.05
112Hakki Di Sangue RegaleM0.290.02-0.08
113Heesa Meesas Gritty Elof EyeM0.34-0.060.01
114Honore Never Say Never @ UwharrieM0.240.010.10
115Infiniti Bulletproof at FeraziM0.120.090.13
116Infiniti Via ChicagoM0.290.02-0.02
117Infiniti Voici VoyagerM0.230.030.09
118Infiniti wizards and witchcraftM0.190.040.20
119Integra Higher and Higher at ShadowlandM0.29-0.010.14
120Integra Just In Time For ShadowlandM0.250.040.12
121Iosono ValentinoM0.32-0.070.00
122Iuana des Jeux du VentF0.36-0.08-0.08
123Izar Forum RomanumM0.41-0.080.06
124Izat Blackacre Ooh La LaF0.32-0.050.12
125Izat Pitch BlackM0.46-0.02-0.15
126Izat Reddy When You AreM0.42-0.070.00
127Izat Simply DebonaireM0.46-0.04-0.05
128Izat Simply ScandalousF0.36-0.050.06
129Izat The Spy Who Loved MeF0.50-0.09-0.14
130Izat Up All NightM0.47-0.060.10
131Izora des Jeux du VentF0.32-0.090.14
132J'adore Forum RomanumM0.58-0.140.09
133Jaerys des Jeux du VentF0.40-0.120.16
134K.C.'s Take A Moment To DreamM0.31-0.020.06
135Kailea Forum RomanumF0.45-0.08-0.10
136Keep Winning for Sunnymoon z KoloseumM0.29-0.020.05
137La Plage Argos All Through The NightM0.190.040.03
138La Plage Argos Fascinating RhythmF0.190.030.16
139La Plage Crowning GloryF0.69-0.14-0.12
140La Plage Dream Of GloryM0.40-0.07-0.01
141La Plage Road To GloryM0.390.00-0.21
142Lady Les Grandes PattesF0.260.06-0.27
143Little Dragons Ebery Inch A LadyF0.35-0.110.14
144Little Dragons QTM0.36-0.110.04
145Little Dragons X'citing over The MoonF0.24-0.04-0.02
146Logos Sweet Home AlabamaM0.280.020.02
147Loranne Gimme A Sign FlosiM0.250.06-0.09
148Louis Sunnymoon PlaceM0.28-0.04-0.02
149Lucie ArnezF0.29-0.060.20
150Luise of Mystical Wooden HouseF0.34-0.070.07
151Magic Mike du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.080.13
152Maplewood's InvincibleM0.210.030.12
153Marchwind's Lanie's Little LadyF0.31-0.070.28
154Marsic Dance with the DevilM0.36-0.060.03
155Merikaez Dancin With The DevilF0.34-0.010.00
156Merikaez Great EscapeM0.39-0.090.18
157Merikaez Yellow GoldM0.220.06-0.03
158Miss Luna du Domaine de ChanteloupF0.29-0.030.02
159Murbella Forum RomanumF0.29-0.070.16
160Nautica Anji St BrendanM0.180.030.26
161Nautica Anji's St CyrusM0.210.040.10
162Nautica Anji's St. Marcella At BokaF0.230.020.05
163Nautica Wildhart A Puzzling RomanceF0.280.010.06
164Nautica Wildhart A Wonderful RomanceM0.160.070.15
165Nautica Wildhart An American RomanceM0.180.10-0.03
166Nautica Wildhart Anji Autumn HazeF0.250.07-0.08
167Nautica Wildhart Anji September ReignF0.210.070.04
168Nautica Wildhart Crimson Red HazeM0.250.09-0.16
169Nautica Wildhart On The Edge Of GloryF0.240.07-0.07
170Nautica Wildhart Once Upon A Rainy Day RomanceF0.240.09-0.01
171Nautica Wildhart Rewrite The StarsF0.240.010.15
172Nautica Wildhart The Phantom RomanceM0.250.030.10
173Nefertiti De MagistrisF0.250.000.01
174Nuada Forum RomanumF0.50-0.070.09
175Odiseia Forum RomanumF0.28-0.080.17
176Once Again De MagistrisM0.31-0.060.04
177Pangea Rhamah Nothing But Blue SkiesF0.240.030.01
178Parris Caribbean Blue SkyM0.240.050.03
179Parris Tortuga Black CelebrationM0.17-0.010.18
180Piason All Dressed Up In His Sunday BestM0.150.010.22
181Piason Make My Wish Come TrueM0.24-0.030.10
182Piason Skidi's Belle StarrF0.19-0.020.24
183Piccino All That GlittersF0.34-0.080.15
184Pico Bolivar Forum RomanumM0.26-0.030.06
185Pineridge Elvis Love Me TenderM0.25-0.040.20
186Py's Galant to LaviereM0.290.010.06
187Raindance Acqua Di GioM0.300.03-0.18
188Raindance Argos Good Heavens!F0.24-0.010.03
189Raindance Commanding CurveF0.37-0.02-0.17
190Raindance Darkness FallsM0.26-0.030.10
191Raindance Providence of NarwynF0.28-0.030.12
192Raindance She WolfF0.210.07-0.13
193Raindance Tebo ZardettoM0.22-0.060.21
194Raindance The Sky Is FallingF0.220.030.09
195Raindance Up To No GoodF0.30-0.020.02
196Raindance Wicked StrongM0.290.00-0.01
197Raindance Wildcat RedM0.320.00-0.11
198Raindance-Celeste Hare ForceM0.36-0.03-0.15
199Regallust Voici London CallingF0.24-0.030.14
200Retaggio Yes It's TrueF0.180.030.17
201Rhamah BenvenutoM0.170.030.12
202Rhamah BhindiF0.250.01-0.02
203Rhamah BiscottiM0.210.010.05
204Rhamah Flash of LightningM0.26-0.010.14
205Rhamah FlashbackM0.37-0.070.30
206Rhamah FlashpointM0.33-0.030.19
207Rhamah Happiness Is The TruthM0.37-0.060.12
208Rhamah IntoxicationF0.34-0.060.30
209Rhamah Make Much of Time at ShadowlandF0.310.030.03
210Rhamah NeroM0.250.06-0.14
211Rhamah NimbusM0.290.03-0.02
212Rhamah No LatteF0.150.030.08
213Rhamah NuanceF0.29-0.030.13
214Rhamah Pursuit Of FruitM0.240.040.04
215Rhamah Pursuit of HappinessM0.370.03-0.12
216Rhamah Rhed Hot MinuteF0.280.020.09
217Rhamah Rhight On TimeF0.37-0.100.27
218Rhamah RhomanM0.250.03-0.03
219Rhamah RococoF0.250.020.05
220Rhamah RussoM0.260.030.02
221Rhamah Rythm Making MagicM0.190.050.07
222Rhamah Rythm's StargazerF0.250.04-0.02
223Rhamah Starlight AnomalyF0.220.030.08
224Rhamah There Will Be Time at ShadowlandM0.330.020.01
225Rhamah Tutti FruttiF0.32-0.020.03
226Rhamah Wee Red She Dragon - FiamaF0.34-0.010.02
227Rìan Gil-EndorF0.26-0.030.11
228Rosemont HayleyF0.270.05-0.10
229Rovente's Ray of Light at Jo-Na-DaF0.320.000.02
230Salswift's Heart Of GoldM0.160.040.13
231Selah London FogF0.270.04-0.08
232Selah Prince of WalesM0.160.020.17
233Selah Shannon's Silver SpoonsF0.220.000.22
234Serendipity-Celeste 2 the MoonF0.280.04-0.07
235Shamiram Forum RomanumF0.51-0.180.25
236Sheeana Forum RomanumF0.59-0.160.17
237Silvani Voici Glides Upon the NightM0.23-0.040.15
238Silvani Voici Treading the ShadowsM0.320.02-0.07
239Skidi's Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like MeF0.260.01-0.04
240Skidi's Hear You Sing AgainF0.240.010.04
241Skidi's Hesitating BeautyF0.260.020.13
242Skidi's This Land Is My LandF0.210.09-0.10
243Skidi's This Land Is Your LandM0.240.05-0.01
244Soranus Forum RomanumM0.42-0.03-0.18
245Szczy's Layne To InfinitiM0.34-0.100.17
246Tahrae Tucker BoxM0.320.03-0.13
247Taraza Forum RomanumF0.35-0.100.15
248Tebo Mente' The Generals DanceF0.37-0.070.18
249Tebo Raindance Cat About TownM0.36-0.050.06
250Tebo Raindance RouletteF0.280.02-0.07
251Tebo Raindance The GamblerM0.28-0.070.31
252Tebo-Raindance-CCR Hell's BellsM0.300.00-0.06
253Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm DynamiteF0.260.05-0.04
254Terra Pavan Voici Wish Upon a StarF0.33-0.020.07
255Top Runner's Oisco OioiF0.30-0.10-0.05
256Tuncap's CreditM0.170.060.10
257Ulli Sunnymoon PlaceM0.34-0.080.12
258Urakibaramel De Domu MeaF0.280.00-0.12
259Uwharrie Bluemont Carolina Moon at CelticF0.40-0.03-0.15
260Uwharrie Kismet Road to RhamahM0.220.000.17
261Uwharrie Nobody's Fool At Bon AirF0.120.060.10
262Uwharrie Rhamah InaraF0.260.020.12
263Uwharrie Rhamah Little FireflyM0.240.030.08
264Uwharrie Rhamah SerenityF0.210.040.15
265Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd BookM0.200.070.06
266Uwharrie Rhamah Still A SoldierM0.300.010.18
267Uwharrie's I Aim To MisbehaveF0.220.040.08
268Valhasar A Dance With DragonsF0.23-0.010.36
269Valhasar A Song Of Ice And Fire At AgapeF0.160.040.21
270Valhasar A Storm Of SwordsM0.17-0.040.51
271Valhasar Cyan MaleficentF0.210.050.06
272Valhasar Infiniti Let Freedom RingM0.260.09-0.31
273Valhasar Turn The PageF0.310.01-0.10
274Valhasar Voici Angel Of The MorningF0.310.000.08
275Valhasar Watchin The Full Moon Crossin The SnowF0.140.050.16
276Valhasar You're Gonna Love MeF0.200.03-0.08
277Vals Valento Zhofrey NoirM0.42-0.150.37
278Vertragus Filippo ArtùM0.38-0.06-0.18
279Viva Anji Backyard SwaggerM0.230.07-0.10
280Viva Anji's Commanche MoonM0.260.050.03
281Viva Fiore BluebellF0.220.07-0.10
282Viva Fiore Cardinals FeatherF0.38-0.01-0.01
283Viva Fiore Dust Bowl Blues SkidiM0.250.020.13
284Viva Fortune TellerF0.250.05-0.06
285Viva Murphy's RomanceM0.260.07-0.06
286Viva's Lanie's Little Lad Of LorilaneM0.23-0.040.33
287Viva's Sweet TeaF0.180.080.11
288Vodka des Princes de KazanF0.37-0.080.09
289Voici Aegean BlueM0.270.01-0.05
290Voici Angelic ReflectionF0.270.07-0.17
291Voici Born in Blue JeansM0.270.010.15
292Voici Courage Under FireM0.28-0.01-0.11
293Voici Even MoneyM0.340.02-0.24
294Voici Favorite SonM0.240.06-0.14
295Voici Graceland Viva Las VegasF0.230.07-0.09
296Voici Lilacs In BloomF0.32-0.02-0.12
297Voici Ocean Treasure of DivineM0.26-0.060.28
298Voici Roman HolidayF0.180.07-0.15
299Voici Storm On The HorizonM0.35-0.06-0.01
300Voici UR Gonna Hear Me Roar at OjibwayF0.45-0.05-0.13
301White Eagle Central Park at FeraziM0.30-0.010.04
302White Eagle Rachel Alexandra FeraziF0.220.020.10
303Ymelda Pustynny WiatrF0.46-0.15-0.06
304Zabava Znaty HectorM0.30-0.02-0.11
305Zanbellia Showem Whos BossM0.39-0.08-0.02
306Zanbellia Silk N SatinF0.310.02-0.07
307Zanbellia SupernovaM0.31-0.070.09
308Zanbellia Tahitian PearlF0.33-0.02-0.02
309Zanbellia White GoldF0.330.04-0.13
310Zanbellia Who's The BossF0.42-0.07-0.02

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