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The Miniature Greyhound is slow to mature.
This easy to maintain, hypo allergenic dog breed needs to be treated very
delicately. He is sensitive to cold conditions and his petite frame cannot
be manhandled. This is a wonderful pet for those in apartments although
some daily exercise is required for this athletic breed of dog.
Believed to have
been popular 5th century BC as evidenced by representation on
artifacts. An ancient breed which was popular with nobility
during the Renaissance times. This tiny tot has had a recovery
in popularity due to its Hypo allergenic qualities and low
maintenance, low odor coat.
||The Italian Greyhound
is affectionate, non aggressive and playful. They are reserved
with strangers. They can quiver with excitement. They
are gentle and elegant and extremely loving. They love human
companionship but can be left alone for short periods without
suffering from separation anxiety.
||Short and fine coat.
In solid colors of black, slate, grey or yellow. White patches are
allowed only on feet and chest. Athletic and slim in
||An occasional wipe
with a soft brush or cloth is all that is required. A low
shedding and odorless coat makes this a clean and easy to keep dog.
Regular brushing of the teeth and gums is recommended to prevent gum
Greyhound Puppy should be checked for Patellar Luxation. This
breed is susceptible to anaesthesia, also prone to bone fractures
and periodontal problems.
Color dilution alopecia must be looked
for before it can manifest as it is irreversible and difficult to
dog, not suitable for young children due to their fragile frames. He is
gentle and gets on well with other family pets.
Greyhound can be challenging to train particularly in cold weather
as it hates getting cold or wet and dislikes windy days too.
Jumping up must be discouraged early on. They need gentle and
Highly suitable for apartment living
or in the country but it must have some daily exercise outdoors.
This is a quiet house companion and care must be taken not to trip
over this little dog that will become your shador. In-door kenneling is absolutely essential.
||13 plus years.
||Purpose bred as a
||Whilst these dogs are
reserved with strangers, they are not considered watch dogs or alert