Italian Greyhound Calendars: The Italian Greyhound is sometimes referred to as the "IG". Italian Greyhounds are the smallest of the sighthounds. They are identical to the Greyhound, except for being much smaller and more slender in all proportions. They are lively and full of good spirits and want to please. They crave affection and return it gladly. Italian Greyhounds will adapt well to indoor living, and in fact do better there. They are prone to chills and should be kept in a draft-free environment and given a warm bed to snuggle in. Italian Greyhounds are not a noisy dog. They are quiet and calm. They also get along well with other pets, and does well with older children. IG's are a clean, odorless dog. Owners say that Italian Greyhounds are very easy to care for, making them an ideal companion. They are very sensitive, however, and must not be harshly rebuked. Handle your Italian Greyhound very gently and do not place in a noisy household. They also have a thin skeletal structure, making it easy to break bones. Italian Greyhounds are loveable, however, and love to play. They make fine household pets, as long as precaution is taken with their delicate nature. They have a very short, smooth coat. Just like Greyhounds, they also have a thin face, thinly framed body and small drop ears. Their eyes are dark brown, and they come in colors ranging from blue, fawn, red, seal and white. They often have "socks" on their paws of lighter coloring. Small and petite, the Italian Greyhound is perfect for the person who wishes to take their dog wherever they go. Italian Greyhound Calendars make great gifts.