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

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Zanbellia Supernova M0.31-0.070.09
2 Uwharrie Kismet Road to Rhamah M0.22-0.000.17
3 Rhamah Russo M0.260.030.02
4 Rhamah Nero M0.250.06-0.14
5 Alfheim’s Sogno d’Oro F0.190.040.15
6 Skidi's This Land Is My Land F0.210.08-0.10
7 Once Again De Magistris M0.31-0.060.04
8 Ferazi GDM Hexentanz F0.220.010.01
9AKC GCH Tuncap's Credit M0.170.050.10
10CH. Selah Prince of Wales M0.160.020.17

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
1044203421.32%
1052201721.32%
1040203912.40%
1059202911.63%
1008203511.05%
105320366.78%
100820325.23%
101620315.04%
105420151.74%
103020231.36%
105320371.36%
105120171.16%
105820170.97%
104820170.58%
105420330.58%
101220030.39%
104020400.39%
105321020.39%
105620170.39%
101220390.19%
105220270.19%
116920390.19%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I100815.61%
Class I10120.56%
Class I10164.83%
Class I10301.30%
Class I104012.27%
Class I104420.45%
Class I10480.56%
Class I10511.12%
Class I105220.26%
Class I10538.18%
Class I10542.23%
Class I10560.37%
Class I10580.93%
Class I105911.15%
Class I11690.19%
Class II20030.37%
Class II20151.67%
Class II201723.05%
Class II20231.30%
Class II20270.19%
Class II202911.15%
Class II20314.83%
Class II20325.02%
Class II20330.56%
Class II203420.45%
Class II203510.59%
Class II20366.51%
Class II20371.30%
Class II203912.27%
Class II20400.37%
Class II21020.37%


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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 VeronicaF0.24-0.000.33
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 AttireM0.220.060.09
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 YeahM0.39-0.02-0.11
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 TooM0.200.030.13
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 ShadowlandM0.250.030.12
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 DebonaireM0.46-0.04-0.05
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 GloryM0.39-0.01-0.21
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
137Nuada Forum RomanumF0.50-0.070.09
138Odiseia Forum RomanumF0.28-0.080.17
139Once Again De MagistrisM0.31-0.060.04
140Pangea Rhamah Nothing But Blue SkiesF0.240.020.01
141Parris Caribbean Blue SkyM0.240.050.03
142Parris Tortuga Black CelebrationM0.17-0.010.18
143Piason All Dressed Up In His Sunday BestM0.150.010.22
144Piason Make My Wish Come TrueM0.24-0.030.10
145Piason Skidi's Belle StarrF0.19-0.020.24
146Piccino All That GlittersF0.34-0.080.15
147Pico Bolivar Forum RomanumM0.26-0.030.06
148Pineridge Elvis Love Me TenderM0.25-0.040.20
149Py's Galant to LaviereM0.290.000.06
150Raindance Acqua Di GioM0.300.03-0.18
151Raindance Argos Good Heavens!F0.24-0.000.03
152Raindance Commanding CurveF0.37-0.02-0.17
153Raindance Darkness FallsM0.26-0.040.10
154Raindance Providence of NarwynF0.28-0.030.12
155Raindance She WolfF0.210.07-0.13
156Raindance Tebo ZardettoM0.22-0.060.21
157Raindance The Sky Is FallingF0.220.030.09
158Raindance Up To No GoodF0.30-0.020.02
159Raindance Wildcat RedM0.32-0.00-0.11
160Raindance-Celeste Hare ForceM0.36-0.03-0.15
161Regallust Voici London CallingF0.24-0.040.14
162Retaggio Yes It's TrueF0.180.030.17
163Rhamah BenvenutoM0.170.020.12
164Rhamah BhindiF0.250.01-0.02
165Rhamah BiscottiM0.210.010.05
166Rhamah Flash of LightningM0.26-0.010.14
167Rhamah FlashbackM0.37-0.070.30
168Rhamah FlashpointM0.33-0.020.19
169Rhamah Happiness Is The TruthM0.37-0.060.12
170Rhamah IntoxicationF0.34-0.060.30
171Rhamah Make Much of Time at ShadowlandF0.310.030.03
172Rhamah NeroM0.250.06-0.14
173Rhamah NimbusM0.290.02-0.02
174Rhamah No LatteF0.150.030.08
175Rhamah NuanceF0.29-0.030.13
176Rhamah Pursuit Of FruitM0.240.050.04
177Rhamah Pursuit of HappinessM0.370.03-0.12
178Rhamah Rhed Hot MinuteF0.280.020.09
179Rhamah Rhight On TimeF0.37-0.090.27
180Rhamah RhomanM0.250.03-0.03
181Rhamah RococoF0.250.020.05
182Rhamah RussoM0.260.030.02
183Rhamah Rythm Making MagicM0.190.050.06
184Rhamah Rythm's StargazerF0.250.04-0.02
185Rhamah Starlight AnomalyF0.220.030.08
186Rhamah Tutti FruttiF0.32-0.010.03
187Rhamah Wee Red She Dragon - FiamaF0.34-0.010.02
188Rosemont HayleyF0.270.05-0.10
189Rovente's Ray of Light at Jo-Na-DaF0.32-0.000.02
190Salswift's Heart Of GoldM0.160.040.13
191Selah London FogF0.270.04-0.08
192Selah Prince of WalesM0.160.020.17
193Serendipity-Celeste 2 the MoonF0.280.04-0.07
194Shamiram Forum RomanumF0.51-0.190.25
195Sheeana Forum RomanumF0.59-0.170.17
196Silvani Voici Glides Upon the NightM0.23-0.040.15
197Silvani Voici Treading the ShadowsM0.320.03-0.07
198Skidi's Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like MeF0.260.02-0.04
199Skidi's Hear You Sing AgainF0.240.010.04
200Skidi's This Land Is My LandF0.210.08-0.10
201Skidi's This Land Is Your LandM0.240.04-0.01
202Soranus Forum RomanumM0.42-0.04-0.18
203Taraza Forum RomanumF0.35-0.100.15
204Tebo Mente' The Generals DanceF0.37-0.070.18
205Tebo Raindance Cat About TownM0.36-0.050.06
206Tebo Raindance RouletteF0.280.02-0.07
207Tebo Raindance The GamblerM0.28-0.080.31
208Tebo-Raindance-CCR Hell's BellsM0.300.00-0.06
209Tebo-Raindance-CCR TNT I'm DynamiteF0.260.05-0.04
210Terra Pavan Voici Wish Upon a StarF0.33-0.020.07
211Tuncap's CreditM0.170.050.10
212Uwharrie Bluemont Carolina Moon at CelticF0.40-0.03-0.15
213Uwharrie Kismet Road to RhamahM0.22-0.000.17
214Uwharrie Nobody's Fool At Bon AirF0.120.050.10
215Uwharrie Rhamah InaraF0.260.020.12
216Uwharrie Rhamah Little FireflyM0.240.030.08
217Uwharrie Rhamah SerenityF0.210.040.15
218Uwharrie Rhamah Shepherd BookM0.200.070.06
219Uwharrie's I Aim To MisbehaveF0.220.040.08
220Valhasar A Dance With DragonsF0.23-0.020.36
221Valhasar A Song Of Ice And Fire At AgapeF0.160.030.21
222Valhasar A Storm Of SwordsM0.17-0.040.51
223Valhasar Cyan MaleficentF0.210.050.06
224Valhasar Infiniti Let Freedom RingM0.260.09-0.31
225Valhasar Turn The PageF0.310.01-0.10
226Valhasar Voici Angel Of The MorningF0.31-0.000.08
227Valhasar Watchin The Full Moon Crossin The SnowF0.140.050.16
228Valhasar You're Gonna Love MeF0.200.02-0.08
229Vals Valento Zhofrey NoirM0.42-0.150.37
230Viva Anji Backyard SwaggerM0.230.07-0.10
231Viva Anji's Commanche MoonM0.260.050.03
232Viva Fiore BluebellF0.220.07-0.10
233Viva Fiore Cardinals FeatherF0.38-0.01-0.01
234Viva Fortune TellerF0.250.05-0.06
235Viva Murphy's RomanceM0.260.06-0.06
236Viva's Sweet TeaF0.180.070.11
237Vodka des Princes de KazanF0.37-0.080.09
238Voici Aegean BlueM0.270.00-0.05
239Voici Angelic ReflectionF0.270.08-0.17
240Voici Born in Blue JeansM0.270.000.15
241Voici Courage Under FireM0.28-0.00-0.11
242Voici Even MoneyM0.340.02-0.24
243Voici Favorite SonM0.240.06-0.14
244Voici Graceland Viva Las VegasF0.230.06-0.09
245Voici Lilacs In BloomF0.32-0.02-0.12
246Voici Ocean Treasure of DivineM0.26-0.060.28
247Voici Roman HolidayF0.180.07-0.15
248White Eagle Central Park at FeraziM0.30-0.010.04
249White Eagle Rachel Alexandra FeraziF0.220.010.10
250Ymelda Pustynny WiatrF0.46-0.15-0.06
251Zanbellia Showem Whos BossM0.39-0.08-0.02
252Zanbellia Silk N SatinF0.310.01-0.07
253Zanbellia SupernovaM0.31-0.070.09
254Zanbellia Tahitian PearlF0.33-0.02-0.02
255Zanbellia White GoldF0.330.04-0.13
256Zanbellia Who's The BossF0.42-0.06-0.02

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