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Italian Greyhounds The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the sighthounds dogs that hunt by sight The Italian Greyhound is an old person and is believed en route for have originated more than 2000 years ago within the countries now known as Greece and Turkey This belief is based on the depiction of miniature greyhounds within the early decorative arts of these countries and on the archaeological discovery of small greyhound skeletons By the Middle Ages the Oklahoma City Italian Greyhounds had become distributed throughout Southern Europe and was later a favorite of the Italians of the sixteenth century among whom miniature dogs were within great demand It is within fact due en route for its popularity within Italy at this time that the breed became known as the quotItalian Greyhoundquot An Oklahoma City Italian Greyhounds was registered for the first time with the American Kennel Club within 1886 The Italian Greyhound is extremely slender and barely over a foot tall but has all the grace and sweetness of his taller Greyhound relatives There is debate as en route for whether they were originally bred for searching small game or meant en route for stay simply a companion Within all likelihood both are true as they are adaptable en route for city and country life As with several ancient breeds their depiction within art and architecture provides insight into their origin Miniature Oklahoma City Italian Greyhounds appear within ancient decorative arts of the Mediterranean countries dating back 2000 years Within the Renaissance Italian noblemen adopted the breed as their own and it became known as the Italian Greyhound The breed made its way en route for England within the seventeenth century gaining steadily within popularity
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