"Miniature Italian Greyhound Dog. The Italian Greyhound, also called the Miniature Greyhound, looks like a miniature version of the standard Greyhound. This miniature Italian Greyhound was developed by the Romans and highly favored by the nobility of that period. It is a toy sighthound breed, tall for a toy breed but within the weight standards. LIke all hound breeds it is a natural hunter and companion."