Italian Greyhound Puppies

Buying an Italian greyhuond puppy? Want to know how to care for these puppies? Read our guide for facts & information...

Dogs are known to be the man’s best companion. They are loyal, friendly and obedient. There is a vast choice of dogs to take into your family. You can choose between various breeds and according to your needs. One very special breed is the Italian Greyhound. You can bring an Italian greyhound puppy into your home and make a friendship for a life time. If you are looking for such a puppy then make sure you understand as much about this peculiar dog breed as you can. Here is what you need to know before you make your decision.

Physical Appearance

Italian Greyhound puppies belong to the toy breed group. They have a weight of 7-14 lbs and can be 13-15 inches high. The Italian Greyhound has a very beautiful coat that consists of short and fine hair. Coat colors are usually cream, fawn, blue or black.

Nature of Italian Greyhound

The Italian Grey Hound is a very active dog and is very fast; this is why it is used in agility trials. It is very dependent and should not be kept in kennels, but as a companion. They are very sensitive and grow up to be timid if kept with small children who pester or with large dominating dogs. They need reassurance by their owners that they haven’t done anything naughty from time to time.

Grooming Care

The Italian Greyhound has a coat that is very easy to groom and it sheds very little hair making grooming very simple. A regular wipe down with a soft towel or chamois is enough to keep his coat looking glossy and beautiful. The teeth should be brushed regularly to prevent tartar buildup and/or gum disease.

Training & Activity

This breed is difficult to train as it is highly strung and sensitive at the same time. It may require professional training from a trainer experienced with the Italian Greyhound. The Italian Greyhound is very lively and active so he requires vigorous exercise daily. The Italian Greyhound Should always be restrained because it can very easily wander off if it’s not kept under leash

 

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