Italian Greyhound vs Pocket Beagle

Compare the Italian Greyhound to the Pocket Beagle. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Italian Greyhounds and Pocket Beagles.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Italian Greyhound is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Italian Greyhound and Pocket Beagle are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Italian Greyhound and Pocket Beagle are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - Both breeds will bark frequently, but the Pocket Beagle has the highest tendency to bark between the two.
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Italian Greyhound vs Pocket Beagle
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Breed NameItalian GreyhoundPocket Beagle
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan12-15 yrs.11-14 yrs.
Height13-15 in.7-12 in.
Weight7-14 lb7-15 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryTurkeyUnited Kingdom
Origin Year1000 BC1600 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹60°F to 80°F45°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed25 mph14 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameItalian GreyhoundPocket Beagle
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingHighAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameItalian GreyhoundPocket Beagle
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.11-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AlopeciaYesNo
Beagle DwarfismNoYes
Drug SensitivityYesNo
EpilepsyNoYes
Eye ProblemsYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Thyroid ProblemsYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameItalian GreyhoundPocket Beagle
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Black & TanYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue & FawnYesNo
Blue & TanYesNo
BrindleYesNo
ChocolateYesNo
CreamYesNo
FawnYesNo
RedYesYes
Red & FawnYesNo
SableYesNo
SealYesNo
WhiteYesYes
White & BlackYesNo
White & BlueYesNo
White & FawnYesNo
White & RedYesNo
White & SableYesNo
White & SealYesNo
White, Blue, & FawnYesNo
White, Red, & FawnYesNo
BrownNoYes
Brown & WhiteNoYes
TanNoYes
Tri-colorNoYes
YellowNoYes