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Breed Group: Toy
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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.

Does your Italian Greyhound bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Italian Greyhound puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
7-14 lbs
Height
13-15 inches
Color(s)
any color but brindle or black and tan
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Pack's Pups Kennel
Member Since: September 2004
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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We raise quality registered Italian Greyhound puppies. Our adults are only 8 and 9 lbs. and we offer a variety of colors. All puppies are sold with a health guarantee and are up to date on their shots and wormers. We charge $250 for shipping

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Anonymous asked:
Italian Greyhounds are rumored to be fast but exactly how fast are they?

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The Italian Greyhound are able to run at top speed with a double suspension gallop; and can achieve a top speed of up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).

Anonymous asked:
Do Italian greyhounds get along with cats? (The cats I own are very gentle around dogs)

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Anonymous

The I.G should do perfectly fine with a dog-savvy cat as long as the dog was socialized with cats as a young pup and/or the pup is taught to respect cats.

Anonymous

Yes, Italian Greyhounds get along with cats. Just make sure the cat does not see the dog as its prey. My cat loves to attack one of my Italian Greyhounds that is very shy. The cat has to be kept separate now.

Anonymous asked:
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

No purebred Italian Greyhound is brindle. If they are brindle then there is a mix somewhere in the history, most likely this is a whippet or a cross breed.

Anonymous

Italian Greyhounds are never brindle.

Anonymous asked:
Do IG's have tarter problems with their teeth? It is a concern of mine (before I go ahead to purchase one) as vet teeth cleaning can be quite expensive. But I do love what I've heard about the Italian Greyhounds 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.

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.

Anonymous

The Italian Greyhound has a very small tight mouth full of teeth and their saliva production is not enough to cleanse their teeth well. It is rec. that IGs have their teeth brushed with dog tooth paste (never human paste), and a soft bristle brush with a small head-- daily. Even then they may still need to go to the vet every 1-2 years to have the teeth professionally cleaned.

Anonymous

They do not produce enough saliva to clean off their teeth. Iggy's have different teeth than a lot of dogs and they have bad breath. Puppy breath is even gross in most cases.

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

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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!

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Updated: 8/4/2015