Italian Greyhound Dog Pet Lover Jewelry Button Earrings
Our stylish button earrings are unique, artistic, funky and fun to wear!
a pair of button earrings
1 inch diameter
Mylar/UV protecting cover
Fish hook style closure
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The Italian Greyhound is a small breed of dog, specifically a member of the sight hound family and member of the toy group. They are sometimes called an "I.G.", or "Italians" for short.
The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the sight hounds, typically weighing about 7 to 11 lbs and standing about 13 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder or withers (just behind the base of the neck). Though they are in the "toy" group based on their weight, they are larger than other dogs in the category due to their slender bodies, so owners must be careful when sizing clothing or accommodations.
The name of the breed is a reference to the breed's popularity in Renaissance Italy. Mummified dogs very similar to the Italian Greyhound (or small Greyhounds) have been found in Egypt, and pictorials of small Greyhounds have been found in Pompeii, and they were probably the only accepted companion-dog there. As an amusing aside the expression 'Cave Canem' (Beware of the dog) was a warning to visitors, not that the dogs would attack but to beware of damaging, tripping over or stepping on the small dogs.
Although the small dogs are mainly companionship dogs they have in fact been used for hunting purposes, often in combination with hunting falcons, rat or mice.
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