Also known as the Italian Sighthound, the Italian Greyhound is the smallest of its kind. Relying on their sight rather than smell, a sighthound is its own category of hound, possessing many of the same qualities as the classic Greyhound, but in a pint-sized version. These sleek canines only weigh 11 pounds at their heaviest and stand tall at 15 inches. A slender build and springboard legs give this adorable pooch its quickness and agility.
Once your pup is back home and settled, it’s time to find a name! You could choose a name inspired by their Italian origin, speedy and active lifestyle, or even their coat color. Below are the most popular names for Italian greyhounds.
Female Italian Greyhound Dog Names
Male Italian Greyhound Dog Names
Grey Names for Your Blue Italian Greyhound Dog Names
Although it’s not necessarily classified as grey, blue Italian Greyhounds commonly appear to have that classic Greyhound coloring. Not only that, but they have this subtle hue built right into their name. It might be an obvious choice, but it will be tough to find a better-matched name than one from this next list.
Italian Names for Your Italian Greyhound
Staying true to its Italian roots, you may be interested in a name that comes from Italy. In fact, this pooches Italian name is Piccolo Levriero Italiano. Each of the ideas below offers a light-hearted approach to a tiny pup’s name, and each is quite adorable. Try not to smile while imagining your pup with one of the following:
Racing Italian Greyhound Dog Names
Built for speed, the Italian Greyhound is a quick dog who loves a good game of fetch! This dog might be little but has boundless amounts of energy and enjoys any activities that you do with them. For the active dogs, a racing name would be a good fit.
Smooth Italian Greyhound Dog Names
A short and sleek coat might be a cool idea to consider when searching for a unique name for your dog. Why not choose one from this next list and ensure your pup is the smoothest at the dog park?
Finding the Right Name for Your Italian Greyhound
Bringing home your pup for the very first time is an exciting time, and finding them a name should be just as fun. Now, the options you could consider are truly endless and might even be a bit overwhelming at times. Not to worry! Below are a few helpful tips sure to keep your search on track and ultimately lead you to the one you and your pup will both enjoy.
- Names that end with vowels are easier for dogs to learn. Names like Lucky, Fido, and Bella got their names on the top of the popular list for more than one reason. Dogs can distinguish frequencies ranges higher (and better) than we can (have you heard of the dog whistle?), so having the vowel ending adds an intonation that makes it very easy to hear and understand for your pup. That’s not to say it’s the only way, but it will give your puppy a bit of a leg-up in his puppy training.
- One or two-syllable names are easier to say. Think of when you’re in the thick of training and you need to be stern. A simple name will be much easier to say and for your dog to understand. It will also be quick when you are wanting to show your pet some love.
- Avoid offensive or negatively connotated words for names. Stay away from names that might be embarrassed to share with your neighbor, vet, or even call out at the dog park. You want your pup to be proud of their name, so you should be too.
- Think of the personality your puppy has (or is likely to have). Breeds have their own traits of course, but your pup will develop their own personality as well. You could consider this when choosing a name.
- Pick a name and stick with it. Once you have the name, don’t change your mind. And don’t bring out the nicknames until your puppy feels confident with the official name (you don’t want a confused little furball). Say the name a lot in all different tones so your puppy learns it quickly.
- See how your pet reacts when you say it out loud. This may be a clear indication that they love or hate a name. If an option provokes an alarming bark, we know that’s not the name for your pup. If you get a curious head tilt or a few puppy kisses, we can bet you have found a winner!
Finally, have fun with it! Your pup will love whatever name you choose, so don’t overthink it. We hope that you were able to find the one among our list of Italian Greyhound names. With options tributing their speed, origin, or color, we hope you loved a few! If you need a little more inspiration, you could check out another one of our name posts below:
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