Penne's mom says: Penne is an Italian greyhound. She is now two and a half years old and very, very small for the breed, weighing in at about 7.5 lbs when the usual weight for the breed is around 16 lbs. Penneâ€™s full name is Penne Rigate Aldente. Her name fits her Italian roots! Penne spends most of her time lounging and playing with her younger sister, Ravi. Ravi is an Italian greyhound also. Though she may be small, Penne can run very fast. She can chase down any squirrel, rabbit, or groundhog in town. We live in Ohio so she has to wear a little sweater to keep warm. Penne is the light of my life with her loving ways. She loves sleeping in the bed under the covers and is the best bed warmer ever!