This small, ancient dog breed originates in Italy, where it was historically used to hunt rabbits, especially in adverse conditions. The Cirneco dell’Etna is a robust, compact dog that has impressive endurance and a friendly, laid-back personality. It has an elegant, slender build and a red or chestnut colored coat, as well as erect, upright ears. This breed is most commonly raised as a companion dog, as it does very well with children and enjoys being around people.
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This dog loves nothing more than being by your side! Italian Greyhounds were originally bred to be companion dogs to royalty, and are in fact a miniaturized version of the full-size Greyhound. Today, these dogs come in a wide variety of colors, and have very sweet, playful and devoted personalities, though they can be shy at times. They are very fast, like their Greyhound ancestors, and have adorable floppy ears. Italian Greyhounds are small in size and weigh approximately 10 lbs. when fully grown.
The Vizsla is stunning. This lean, smooth, medium-sized dog is the aristocrat of the dog world. These pups have tons of pep! They are very energetic, love to be outdoors and excel at tracking, retrieving, and competitive obedience. On the other hand, they are also very affectionate by nature and love to relax and cuddle. They have commonly been referred to as a "Velcro dog" because they won't leave your side! Vizslas do best in active households with room to run.
The Afghan Hound is one of the ancient dog breeds – so ancient that many believe the Afghan was the dog rescued on Noah’s Ark. Known for their elegant beauty, the Afghan Hound has two distinctive features: a thick coat that served to protect it from harsh climates in the mountains of Afghanistan where it originated and a unique tail that curls to a point at the end. These agile, athletic dogs have devoted, pleasant personalities and do well with children and plenty of room to run.