We are new to this site, but looking forward to gaining insight. We are a fam that has only owned reptiles and amphibians up to this point.... Last fall, we ventured into our first furry pet! With the requirements of being hypo-allergenic (kids with dog allergies & asthma), minimal shedding (since we are not accustomed to fur), and small size.... with research, we discovered the Italian Greyhound. We could not be more thrilled. With two very active boys, our IG is extremely playful when he is down, and extremely snuggly when they slow down to watch a movie or play a video game. We doubted that we would actually "love" a dog, but decided to give our boys the experience of having one before they were too old to truly enjoy one.... but we have been shocked at our own affection for him, and can honestly say, we have fallen in love with our IG. He is a part of our family, and fits our family's personality in a phenomenal way. We are a family that thrives off of uniqueness in everything we seek, and Jango (our IG) fits that perfectly....