Redman, they are wonderful pets, completely devoted to their humans*. Distinctive personalities, very loving, quiet and well behaved.
Codeorama, they are so fast you wouldn't believe it. Electronically timed at a 1.1 40 . Don't confuse them, though, with the greyhounds you may have seen racing at a dogtrack. The Italian greyhound is a much smaller dog. Buster, the mature (grey) male in this picture weighs about 15 lbs and stands about 13" at the shoulder. Phoebe is a puppy but it appears she will be petite even for this breed. We think she will weigh no more than 8-9 lbs.
Redman, the IG's almost always have a funny look on their faces. They are very expressive and the different looks they give crack me up too.
* IG's are not owned by anyone!