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 Louis Sunnymoon Place M0.28-0.04-0.02
2 Zabava Znaty Hector M0.30-0.02-0.11
3 Ulli Sunnymoon Place M0.34-0.080.12
4 Keep Winning for Sunnymoon z Koloseum M0.29-0.020.05
5 Dervisch Oisco Magic M0.50-0.110.07
6 Fiore Viva Skidi Fly Raven Fly F0.300.05-0.05
7 Eyez Wide Open of Ojibway F0.34-0.050.10
8 Expecting to Fly of Ojibway M0.260.010.00
9 Argos La Sylphide Feel The Thunder M0.30-0.050.17
10 Dervisch Spring Song F0.33-0.070.06

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
1044203422.13%
1052201720.21%
1040203911.85%
1059202911.67%
1008203510.63%
105320367.32%
101620315.40%
100820324.88%
103020232.09%
105420151.57%
105320371.22%
105120171.05%
105820170.87%
104820170.70%
105420330.52%
101220030.35%
104020400.35%
105321020.35%
105620170.35%
101220390.17%
105220270.17%
105220670.17%
116920390.17%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I100814.93%
Class I10120.50%
Class I10165.20%
Class I10302.01%
Class I104011.74%
Class I104421.31%
Class I10480.67%
Class I10511.01%
Class I105219.46%
Class I10538.56%
Class I10542.01%
Class I10560.34%
Class I10580.84%
Class I105911.24%
Class I11690.17%
Class II20030.34%
Class II20151.51%
Class II201721.98%
Class II20232.01%
Class II20270.17%
Class II202911.24%
Class II20315.20%
Class II20324.70%
Class II20330.50%
Class II203421.31%
Class II203510.23%
Class II20367.05%
Class II20371.17%
Class II203911.74%
Class II20400.34%
Class II20670.17%
Class II21020.34%


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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
4Akaya-Alfheim's Sands of Time F0.240.01-0.06
5Alfheim-Avagadro Can't WaitM0.160.060.12
6Alfheim’s Sogno d’OroF0.190.040.15
7Alura I'm The Boss At Southern RootsM0.120.080.15
8Alura Va Va VoomF0.160.040.14
9Anji Ankhu St VeronicaF0.240.000.33
10Anji Donato St. JosephineF0.32-0.040.05
11Anji Nautica JustusM0.220.010.01
12Anji Nautica's St GabrielM0.150.060.11
13Anji Nautica's St LeoM0.180.010.01
14Anji Nautica's St MartinM0.170.07-0.16
15Anji Nautica's St MartinaF0.200.06-0.13
16Anji Nautica's St. HyacintheF0.240.000.11
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'M0.150.040.11
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 ThunderM0.30-0.050.17
35Argos Twilight's Last GleamingF0.250.020.04
36Arrakis Forum RomanumF0.27-0.020.01
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
46Bethany Voici I'm An Angel TooF0.320.02-0.11
47Blanerne Wondrous AnguaF0.58-0.160.18
48Boadicea Forum RomanumF0.28-0.120.29
49Brio's Anji's Halcyon DaysM0.270.000.03
50Brio's Pineridge CadenceF0.210.010.35
51Caeles H YeahM0.47-0.06-0.10
52Caeles MomentumM0.24-0.060.14
53Caeles Real FantasyF0.37-0.050.13
54Calicanto du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.36-0.100.07
55Caliente Tortuga Treasure In ParrisF0.130.070.06
56Cantex Blue Jays' TopdogM0.210.03-0.03
57Casesa Divine ComedyM0.29-0.040.02
58Casesa Heir ApparentM0.280.010.06
59Castor Gemini Dei Raggi Di LunaM0.34-0.080.00
60Celeste Raindance Really Where?F0.360.02-0.21
61Celeste's Blitz'emM0.45-0.090.04
62Celeste's Bubble UpF0.29-0.04-0.10
63Celeste's Crazy DriverM0.290.04-0.28
64Celeste's Dark EnergyF0.300.02-0.20
65Celeste's Down With ItF0.32-0.080.23
66Celeste's Fashion Mogul A La Superga MogulM0.250.03-0.01
67Celeste's Got Brakes?M0.210.060.01
68Celeste's Lock 'N LoadM0.39-0.04-0.02
69Celeste's Petal to the MetalF0.28-0.01-0.14
70Celeste's Shimmer Darcie Ella MaeF0.31-0.010.15
71Celeste-Avagadro's BrilliantM0.43-0.07-0.05
72Celeste-Avagadro's ProdigyF0.280.06-0.25
73Celtic Uwharrie I Can Afford to Be LateM0.150.010.25
74Celtic Uwharrie Oh That TimeF0.160.010.25
75Charlotte Forum RomanumF0.48-0.09-0.08
76Deerfield's Argos Secret GardenF0.320.00-0.06
77Dervisch Oisco MagicM0.50-0.110.07
78Dervisch Spring SongF0.33-0.070.06
79Desert Queen Dior DonnaF0.39-0.07-0.03
80Destino delle Polveri di CantorF0.36-0.100.06
81Diavolino's DemeraraF0.32-0.03-0.04
82Diavolino's Il Re LeoneM0.28-0.060.21
83Dipsy du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.40-0.110.20
84Divine Cave CanemF0.30-0.050.07
85Dolce's Girl With a Pearl EarringF0.270.010.02
86Donato Anji Glory HalleluiahF0.250.040.04
87Donato RaphaelM0.22-0.070.26
88Dream Hail YeahM0.39-0.02-0.11
89Eledi Grace Hadria di Forum RomanumF0.30-0.020.06
90Elektra Allure Dr NoM0.290.03-0.13
91Esken'Dereya Of OjibwayF0.25-0.030.14
92Esmee Forum RomanumF0.38-0.120.07
93Estes Forum RomanumM0.30-0.05-0.04
94Expecting to Fly of OjibwayM0.260.010.00
95Eyez Wide Open of OjibwayF0.34-0.050.10
96Fair Play du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.090.18
97Ferazi GDM Don QuixoteM0.250.020.01
98Ferazi GDM HexentanzF0.220.010.01
99Ferazi GDM Titania at JarosF0.32-0.040.08
100Fiore Lorenc's Gimme Gumbo at Peeks BayouM0.260.03-0.04
101Fiore Viva Lady's TressesF0.320.02-0.03
102Fiore Viva Skidi Fly Raven FlyF0.300.05-0.05
103Fiore's Gimme A Jewel At Peeks BayouM0.29-0.030.11
104Folklore Infiniti Heart Of GoldM0.200.03-0.01
105Gallica des Jeux du VentF0.34-0.120.30
106GDM Zenyatta at LakesideF0.25-0.020.22
107GDM-Lorenc-Logos Audacious TooM0.200.030.13
108Grandepatte Midnight BlueM0.240.03-0.05
109Hakki Di Sangue RegaleM0.290.01-0.08
110Heesa Meesas Gritty Elof EyeM0.34-0.060.01
111Honore Never Say Never @ UwharrieM0.240.010.10
112Infiniti Bulletproof at FeraziM0.120.090.13
113Infiniti Via ChicagoM0.290.02-0.02
114Infiniti Voici VoyagerM0.230.030.09
115Infiniti wizards and witchcraftM0.190.040.20
116Integra Higher and Higher at ShadowlandM0.29-0.010.14
117Integra Just In Time For ShadowlandM0.250.040.12
118Iosono ValentinoM0.32-0.070.00
119Iuana des Jeux du VentF0.36-0.08-0.08
120Izar Forum RomanumM0.41-0.080.06
121Izat Blackacre Ooh La LaF0.32-0.050.12
122Izat Pitch BlackM0.47-0.03-0.15
123Izat Reddy When You AreM0.42-0.070.00
124Izat Simply DebonaireM0.46-0.04-0.05
125Izat Simply ScandalousF0.36-0.060.06
126Izat The Spy Who Loved MeF0.50-0.09-0.14
127Izat Up All NightM0.47-0.070.10
128Izora des Jeux du VentF0.32-0.090.14
129J'adore Forum RomanumM0.58-0.140.09
130Jaerys des Jeux du VentF0.40-0.130.16
131Kailea Forum RomanumF0.45-0.09-0.10
132Keep Winning for Sunnymoon z KoloseumM0.29-0.020.05
133La Plage Argos All Through The NightM0.190.040.03
134La Plage Argos Fascinating RhythmF0.190.020.16
135La Plage Crowning GloryF0.69-0.14-0.12
136La Plage Dream Of GloryM0.40-0.07-0.01
137La Plage Road To GloryM0.390.00-0.21
138Lady Les Grandes PattesF0.260.06-0.27
139Little Dragons Ebery Inch A LadyF0.35-0.110.14
140Little Dragons QTM0.36-0.110.04
141Little Dragons X'citing over The MoonF0.24-0.03-0.02
142Logos Sweet Home AlabamaM0.280.020.02
143Loranne Gimme A Sign FlosiM0.250.06-0.09
144Louis Sunnymoon PlaceM0.28-0.04-0.02
145Luise of Mystical Wooden HouseF0.34-0.070.07
146Magic Mike du Domaine de ChanteloupM0.31-0.080.13
147Maplewood's InvincibleM0.210.030.12
148Marchwind's Lanie's Little LadyF0.31-0.080.28
149Marsic Dance with the DevilM0.36-0.060.03
150Merikaez Dancin With The DevilF0.34-0.010.00
151Merikaez Great EscapeM0.39-0.100.18
152Merikaez Yellow GoldM0.220.06-0.03
153Miss Luna du Domaine de ChanteloupF0.29-0.030.02
154Murbella Forum RomanumF0.29-0.070.16
155Nautica Anji's St CyrusM0.210.040.10
156Nautica Anji's St. Marcella At BokaF0.230.020.05
157Nefertiti De MagistrisF0.250.000.01
158Nuada Forum RomanumF0.50-0.070.09
159Odiseia Forum RomanumF0.28-0.080.17
160Once Again De MagistrisM0.31-0.060.04
161Pangea Rhamah Nothing But Blue SkiesF0.240.030.01
162Parris Caribbean Blue SkyM0.240.050.03
163Parris Tortuga Black CelebrationM0.17-0.010.18
164Piason All Dressed Up In His Sunday BestM0.150.010.22
165Piason Make My Wish Come TrueM0.24-0.030.10
166Piason Skidi's Belle StarrF0.19-0.020.24
167Piccino All That GlittersF0.34-0.080.15
168Pico Bolivar Forum RomanumM0.26-0.030.06
169Pineridge Elvis Love Me TenderM0.25-0.040.20
170Py's Galant to LaviereM0.290.010.06
171Raindance Acqua Di GioM0.300.03-0.18
172Raindance Argos Good Heavens!F0.240.000.03
173Raindance Commanding CurveF0.37-0.02-0.17
174Raindance Darkness FallsM0.26-0.040.10
175Raindance Providence of NarwynF0.28-0.030.12
176Raindance She WolfF0.210.07-0.13
177Raindance Tebo ZardettoM0.22-0.060.21
178Raindance The Sky Is FallingF0.220.040.09
179Raindance Up To No GoodF0.30-0.020.02
180Raindance Wicked StrongM0.290.00-0.01
181Raindance Wildcat RedM0.320.00-0.11
182Raindance-Celeste Hare ForceM0.36-0.03-0.15
183Regallust Voici London CallingF0.24-0.040.14
184Retaggio Yes It's TrueF0.180.030.17
185Rhamah BenvenutoM0.170.020.12
186Rhamah BhindiF0.250.01-0.02
187Rhamah BiscottiM0.210.010.05
188Rhamah Flash of LightningM0.26-0.010.14
189Rhamah FlashbackM0.37-0.070.30
190Rhamah FlashpointM0.33-0.020.19
191Rhamah Happiness Is The TruthM0.37-0.060.12
192Rhamah IntoxicationF0.34-0.060.30
193Rhamah Make Much of Time at ShadowlandF0.310.030.03
194Rhamah NeroM0.250.06-0.14
195Rhamah NimbusM0.290.02-0.02
196Rhamah No LatteF0.150.030.08
197Rhamah NuanceF0.29-0.030.13
198Rhamah Pursuit Of FruitM0.240.050.04
199Rhamah Pursuit of HappinessM0.370.03-0.12
200Rhamah Rhed Hot MinuteF0.280.020.09
201Rhamah Rhight On TimeF0.37-0.090.27
202Rhamah RhomanM0.250.03-0.03
203Rhamah RococoF0.250.020.05
204Rhamah RussoM0.260.030.02
205Rhamah Rythm Making MagicM0.190.050.07
206Rhamah Rythm's StargazerF0.250.04-0.02
207Rhamah Starlight AnomalyF0.220.030.08
208Rhamah There Will Be Time at ShadowlandM0.330.020.01
209Rhamah Tutti FruttiF0.32-0.010.03
210Rhamah Wee Red She Dragon - FiamaF0.34-0.010.02
211Rìan Gil-EndorF0.26-0.040.11
212Rosemont HayleyF0.270.06-0.10
213Rovente's Ray of Light at Jo-Na-DaF0.320.000.02
214Salswift's Heart Of GoldM0.160.040.13
215Selah London FogF0.270.04-0.08
216Selah Prince of WalesM0.160.020.17
217Serendipity-Celeste 2 the MoonF0.280.04-0.07
218Shamiram Forum RomanumF0.51-0.180.25
219Sheeana Forum RomanumF0.59-0.170.17
220Silvani Voici Glides Upon the NightM0.23-0.040.15
221Silvani Voici Treading the ShadowsM0.320.03-0.07
222Skidi's Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like MeF0.260.02-0.04
223Skidi's Hear You Sing AgainF0.240.010.04
224Skidi's Hesitating BeautyF0.260.020.13
225Skidi's This Land Is My LandF0.210.08-0.10
226Skidi's This Land Is Your LandM0.240.05-0.01
227Soranus Forum RomanumM0.42-0.04-0.18
228Szczy's Layne To InfinitiM0.34-0.100.17
229Tahrae Tucker BoxM0.320.03-0.13
230Taraza Forum RomanumF0.35-0.100.15
231Tebo Mente' The Generals DanceF0.37-0.070.18
232Tebo Raindance Cat About TownM0.36-0.050.06
233Tebo Raindance RouletteF0.280.03-0.07
234Tebo Raindance The GamblerM0.28-0.080.31
235Tebo-Raindance-CCR Hell's BellsM0.300.00-0.06
236Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm DynamiteF0.260.05-0.04
237Terra Pavan Voici Wish Upon a StarF0.33-0.020.07
238Tuncap's CreditM0.170.050.10
239Ulli Sunnymoon PlaceM0.34-0.080.12
240Urakibaramel De Domu MeaF0.280.00-0.12
241Uwharrie Bluemont Carolina Moon at CelticF0.40-0.03-0.15
242Uwharrie Kismet Road to RhamahM0.220.000.17
243Uwharrie Nobody's Fool At Bon AirF0.120.050.10
244Uwharrie Rhamah InaraF0.260.020.12
245Uwharrie Rhamah Little FireflyM0.240.030.08
246Uwharrie Rhamah SerenityF0.210.040.15
247Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd BookM0.200.070.06
248Uwharrie Rhamah Still A SoldierM0.300.010.18
249Uwharrie's I Aim To MisbehaveF0.220.040.08
250Valhasar A Dance With DragonsF0.23-0.020.36
251Valhasar A Song Of Ice And Fire At AgapeF0.160.030.21
252Valhasar A Storm Of SwordsM0.17-0.040.51
253Valhasar Cyan MaleficentF0.210.050.06
254Valhasar Infiniti Let Freedom RingM0.260.10-0.31
255Valhasar Turn The PageF0.310.01-0.10
256Valhasar Voici Angel Of The MorningF0.310.000.08
257Valhasar Watchin The Full Moon Crossin The SnowF0.140.050.16
258Valhasar You're Gonna Love MeF0.200.02-0.08
259Vals Valento Zhofrey NoirM0.42-0.150.37
260Vertragus Filippo ArtùM0.38-0.06-0.18
261Viva Anji Backyard SwaggerM0.230.07-0.10
262Viva Anji's Commanche MoonM0.260.050.03
263Viva Fiore BluebellF0.220.07-0.10
264Viva Fiore Cardinals FeatherF0.38-0.01-0.01
265Viva Fiore Dust Bowl Blues SkidiM0.250.020.13
266Viva Fortune TellerF0.250.05-0.06
267Viva Murphy's RomanceM0.260.06-0.06
268Viva's Lanie's Little Lad Of LorilaneM0.23-0.040.33
269Viva's Sweet TeaF0.180.070.11
270Vodka des Princes de KazanF0.37-0.080.09
271Voici Aegean BlueM0.270.00-0.05
272Voici Angelic ReflectionF0.270.08-0.17
273Voici Born in Blue JeansM0.270.000.15
274Voici Courage Under FireM0.280.00-0.11
275Voici Even MoneyM0.340.02-0.24
276Voici Favorite SonM0.240.06-0.14
277Voici Graceland Viva Las VegasF0.230.06-0.09
278Voici Lilacs In BloomF0.32-0.02-0.12
279Voici Ocean Treasure of DivineM0.26-0.060.28
280Voici Roman HolidayF0.180.07-0.15
281Voici Storm On The HorizonM0.35-0.06-0.01
282Voici UR Gonna Hear Me Roar at OjibwayF0.46-0.05-0.13
283White Eagle Central Park at FeraziM0.30-0.010.04
284White Eagle Rachel Alexandra FeraziF0.220.020.10
285Ymelda Pustynny WiatrF0.46-0.15-0.06
286Zabava Znaty HectorM0.30-0.02-0.11
287Zanbellia Showem Whos BossM0.39-0.08-0.02
288Zanbellia Silk N SatinF0.310.01-0.07
289Zanbellia SupernovaM0.31-0.070.09
290Zanbellia Tahitian PearlF0.33-0.02-0.02
291Zanbellia White GoldF0.330.04-0.13
292Zanbellia Who's The BossF0.42-0.06-0.02

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