Thinking about buying an Italian greyhound? Want to know how to choose a good breeder of these dogs? Read on for facts & information…
Italian Greyhounds make wonderful companions, especially for a family. They belong to the toy breed of dogs. The Italian Greyhound was first brought to Europe by the Phoenicians and breeding of this dog was later developed by the Romans. This breed is now most commonly seen in a family environment, as a companion.
If you are thinking about purchasing an Italian Greyhound, then it is wise to research about the dog and about the dog breeders as well. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please get all the information you can.
The average Italian greyhound weighs around 7-14 lbs and can be 13-15 inches in height. They have coats of different colors like Solid black, blue, cream, fawn, seal, red or white or any of these colors with broken white. They sometimes have “socks” of white coloring.
This breed makes excellent miniature sight hounds. Originally conceived thousands of years ago by breeding down normal size Greyhounds, These dogs are very active and fast and grow up to be a bit timid. Italian greyhounds are usually good with children and excellent companions for exclusive people. They can be a little headstrong but do train well with kindness. They do not do well in cold weather. Grooming needs are minimal.
Italian Grey Hound Breeders
Reputable Italian Greyhound breeders will always require you to answer specific questions ranging from asking you to explain why you would want an Italian Greyhound puppy to requesting you to provide a veterinary reference if you already have pets. A reputable Italian Greyhound breeder doesn’t just sell their Italian Greyhound puppies to the first interested buyer.
Questions you may want to ask an Italian Greyhound Breeder:
• When were your Italian Greyhounds born? When will they be allowed to leave?
• Have your puppies received their first vaccination shots? Are they Being wormed? Had a puppy check up with your vet?
• What type of socialization and training have the puppies undergone? With kids? With other animals? In a house?
• Have you seen genetic problems in litters rom previous years? What are your health assurances?
• Are there any health certifications on the sire or dame?
• What is the temperament of the puppies, of the mother? Shy? Boisterous? Aggressive?
It is always recommended to sign a contract with the breeder so that there is no misunderstanding on the arrangement.
Italian Greyhounds In California
Italian Greyhounds from all places are nice to keep, but this breed born and brought up in California is exceptional. It is because they are kept in large open houses and are provided excellent socialization. Californian breeders provide loving, litter box trained puppies, with all vaccinations done and health card holders. Famous breeders in California include CuChlainn kennels and my bella Pooch.