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Breed Group: Toy
Italian Greyhound

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Weight
7-14 lbs
Height
13-15 inches
Color(s)
any color but brindle or black and tan
Overview
The Italian Greyhound was brought to Europe by the Phoenicians when it was later developed by the Romans. This breed was a favorite by Catherine the Great of Russia. This breed is now most commonly seen in a family environment, as a companion. The Italian Greyhound can be very shy and timid; however can also be destructive in an endearing way. Harsh punishment is sure to drive this dog into submission, so gentle handling and correction is a must.
Character
The Italian Greyhound is very dependent and does not do well in a kennel type environment. This breed should always be kept as a companion. They can be somewhat high strung, but are very sensitive and always need reassurance by their owner that they have not done something naughty. The Italian Greyhound is a very active dog and is very fast, making him great for agility trials in which he is commonly used.
Temperament
Italian Greyhounds make wonderful companions, especially for a family. However, they should never be placed in a home with small children. This breed is so sensitive and can be very timid that small children that pester will be sure to make this dog extremely timid. The Italian Greyhound does fairly well around other dogs, but does best in a home with other Italian Greyhounds as this breed does not do well around large and more dominant dogs.
Care
The Italian Greyhound has a coat that is very easy to groom. This breed sheds very little if any hair making grooming very simple. A regular wipe down with a soft towel or chamois is sure to keep his coat in tiptop shape and looking glossy and beautiful. The teeth of this breed should be brushed on a regular basis to prevent tartar buildup and/or gum disease. Italian Greyhounds should be protected from the cold and should have their nails clipped at least once every two weeks.
Coat
The Italian Greyhound has a very beautiful coat that consists of short and fine hair. This breed looks like a smaller version of the greyhound and has the same basic coat texture and shine. The skin of this breed should always be supple while the hair should be short and glossy, much like satin. The hair should always be soft to the touch, never coarse.
Training
The Italian Greyhound can be extremely difficult to train, as they can be very high-strung, yet so sensitive at the same time. Many times this requires professional training from a trainer experienced with the Italian Greyhound. Housebreaking can be very difficult, even though they are very intelligent and eager to please. Obedience classes are definitely recommended as this breed has the tendency to become very submissive if corrected in a harsh manner.
Activity
The Italian Greyhound is very lively and active so he should require vigorous exercise daily. This breed loves long walks and runs and does best with at least a small yard to roam free in. This breed is very fast and agile so jogging and running are his specialty and he sure loves to do it. The Italian Greyhound however should always be kept on leash or in a safe and fenced in area as this breed has the tendency to wander off if let loose in an open area.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Italian Greyhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/8/2014 6:11:55 PM

3/8/2014 6:11:55 PM

My dog I rescued from the dumpster looks exactly like a miniature Italian greyhound but is brindle. But she is brindle. What could she be mixed with that the greyhound is so prevalent? Any more house training tips?

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Anonymous

She could very well be a Whippet.
3/16/2014 10:30:23 AM

Anonymous

She could very well be a Whippet.
3/16/2014 10:31:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/4/2013 10:06:36 PM

11/4/2013 10:06:36 PM

Do IG's have tarter problems with their teeth ? Thank you for your replies. It is a concern of mine (before I go ahead to purchase one) as vet teeth cleaning can be quite expensive. But I do luv what I've heard about the IG's so far!

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Anonymous

Go to the Italian Greyhound Club of America and read about health problems. Teeth are an issue with IG's. A reputable breeder in this club can help you.
11/9/2013 4:31:09 AM

Anonymous

Tarter can build up on an breed of dogs teeth. Italian Greyhounds in particular may have teeth problems more so than other breeds. Daily cleaning by the owner and routine teeth cleaning as recommended by the veterinarian are encouraged.
6/9/2014 8:30:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/8/2013 11:23:35 AM

3/8/2013 11:23:35 AM

My Italian Greyhound is sick! How can I make her feel more comfortable?

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Anonymous

You don't explain what is wrong with your Italian Greyhound. Many things can constitute a "sick" dog. If you are not sure what is wrong with your Italian Greyhound, may I strongly suggest you take your IG to a good veterinarian for a thorough exam to determine what might be the problem. Best of luck to you and your IG!
5/5/2013 10:52:01 AM

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11/15/2012 10:03:11 AM

11/15/2012 10:03:11 AM

I am thinking about getting a IG. My yard is fenced but I live on a lake and have a pool in the yard. Are IG afraid of water or would I risk him running away by jumping in the lake and swimming to the other side?

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Anonymous

Nope Italian Greyhounds are great dogs.
7/11/2013 12:13:19 AM

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9/2/2012 4:37:38 PM

9/2/2012 4:37:38 PM

Do Italian Greyhound's shed?

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Anonymous

Italian Greyhound's shed very little. Next to nothing.
2/8/2013 10:25:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/13/2012 9:09:04 PM

7/13/2012 9:09:04 PM

We are about to go away for a week for my son's wedding. We are leaving our very timid IG (5... We are about to go away for a week for my son's wedding. We are leaving our very timid IG (5 yrs) and elderly Rhodesian Ridgeback and a 5 yr old poodle at home with the cat and 4 chooks. We are having a house sitter who will look after the pets. What problems is the house sitter likely to encounter with any of the dogs?

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Anonymous asked:

7/12/2012 5:48:21 PM

7/12/2012 5:48:21 PM

From reading your questions and answers, I have made my Italian Greyhound timid and over... From reading your questions and answers, I have made my Italian Greyhound timid and over submissive by showering him with affection. He is 5 yrs old and very very shy and crawls to me if I want him. He also sleeps under the covers with me. He has a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a toy poodle for company. He plays with the RR but is afraid of the poodle. Can I correct his timidness at this late stage?

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Anonymous

Perhaps let them into the yard to play just the two of them. There must've been an incident where the IG felt scared and now carries that with him/her. I would try to integrate an activity with the both of them so they can interact. Perhaps holding the IG and introducing the poodle by allowing them to sniff could help to relieve some of the fear. Perhaps get them all in the car together could work if you take them out. if the poodle is not aggressive then perhaps over time the IG will adapt. if the poodle is acting all hyper and active the IG will mostly likely run away
8/26/2012 5:41:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/20/2012 3:47:29 PM

6/20/2012 3:47:29 PM

my italian greyhound male is 7 months old and is 15 inches high, will he get any bigger.

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Anonymous asked:

5/22/2012 9:48:50 PM

5/22/2012 9:48:50 PM

I want an Italian Greyhound but I'm worried they are too difficult to potty train. Is it really... I want an Italian Greyhound but I'm worried they are too difficult to potty train. Is it really that hard? I go to school so will he or she be okay if i leave them at my house for about 8-10 hours? if so should i put him or her in the backyard, my room, or in a small other room? how much do i feed him or her?

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Anonymous

Hi, they should be fine. I have one and he's 13 now and he's always been home that long on a daily basis. Just leave a puppy pad down in case they can't hold it, they will use the pad. ;0)
5/30/2012 8:18:52 PM

Anonymous

i feel that time frame is too long to leave the ig, not only for potty but for socializing. It would be better if you could have someone come in the middle of the day to walk him and play with him for 1/2 hour or so. Also, never leave your ig in the backyard unsupervised. I feed my full grown ig's 1/3 cup in the am and pm. Go on facebook to join Italian Greyhound Owners. There is a lot of information available. Good luck.
10/1/2012 10:04:27 AM

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3/9/2012 11:41:22 AM

3/9/2012 11:41:22 AM

how much do i feed my greyhound how much should i groom it?

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Anonymous

a good brushing once every few weeks is enough and occasional baths.
5/11/2012 1:57:34 PM

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