While there is not a great deal of information on the Italian Papihound, we can learn about the parent breeds in order to determine what the hybrid descendent will look like. The Italian Greyhound is a small-boned dog of small stature. His head is long and narrow with a muzzle that tapers down to a point. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. He has medium-sized eyes, with ears that fold back along the head. The Italian Greyhound’s color is varied; gray, slate gray, red, fawn, blue, black, white, or cream, are all acceptable in the show ring. The Papillion has a long, flowing, straight coat that is silky to the touch. He has no undercoat. On his chest is a frill of hair, and his ears are fringed with hair also. He also has a plumed tail that curls over his back. He is generally white with colored patches. He will generally have a definitive white blaze and nose band. Based on the parental characteristics, your Italian Papihound's coat may be in a range of colors but most typically, there are white markings on its chest and feet. The head is generally small and has a muzzle similar to that of the Italian Greyhound parent. He will have small dark eyes and they will sparkle with mischief, giving you an idea of this hybrid's fun and feisty personality. Most often, the coat of the Italian Papihound is not as long as the coat seen on the Papillon parent but dogs even within the same hybrid litter can have varying length coats. The ears may differ altogether as well.