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Italian Greyhound

 

General Description:

They are fabulous pets. They came about in the 17th century and were adored by the ladies. The first estrus is around 18months. Usually no problem whelping. They are a joy to own. They are funny, sweet, delightful and ever so bright and clever.

 

Size:

Size: 7-10 pounds and ideally 13-15 in at the withers.

 

Color:

Most colors and markings are acceptable. Colors all shades of red, fawn, blue, black, piebald all usually with lots of white.

 

Energy Level:

 

Life expectancy:

They may live up to 15yrs or more.

 

Children:

They are gentle, playful and loving companions. They generally prefer their own family and are often aloof to strangers.

 

Other animals:

 

Abilities:

 

Shedding/Grooming:

The coat is fine, smooth and glossy.

 

Health:

 

Best with:

The I.G is a fabulous companion loving and so loves to cuddle they are adorable. They are bright alert and most loving of dogs.

 

Not for:

 

Pros:

They are most content in constant contact with human beings and they are excellent travelers.

 

Cons:

Puppies are fragile and subject to fractures due to their high energy levels. This may last up to two years of age.

 

Further Information:

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