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Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA


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Date Listed: 10/08/2016
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Organization Name: Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue
Location: Richardson, TX

Breed: Italian Greyhound
Gender: Male Male


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with Black
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/08/2016
Location: Richardson, TX, 75085
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Italian Greyhound Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
  • Yard Required
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound (short coat).

Italian Greyhound

A.K.A. : Petit Levrier Italiane, Piccolo Levriero Italiano, Italienisches Windspiel, Galgo italiano
Overview: The Italian Greyhound is playful and sporty. He loves plenty of attention and love, making him a great family pet.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 7-14
Height (in): 13-15
Colors: Any color except brindle or black and tan.
Coat: Hair is short, glossy like satin and soft to the touch.
Character: Italian Greyhounds are very affectionate, active, and intelligent.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other dogs and cats. They also get along with children, as long as the kids are not too rough. This breed gets along very well with each other, and it is always a good idea to have more than one.
Care: The Italian Greyhound requires very little grooming. The dog should be wiped with a cloth to make the coat shiny. Check the teeth regularly for tartar.
Training: This breed learns very quickly, though it can be difficult to housebreak. Consistency and a firm approach are key.
Activity: The Italian Greyhound needs frequent opportunities to run freely in a large enclosed area.
Country of Origin: Italy
Health Issue: This breed may have fragile bones. They are prone to slipped stifle, fractures, progressive retinal atrophy, and epilepsy.Major concern: peridontal disease.It shares the sighthound sensitivity to anesthesia.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Italian Greyhound Breed
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    • Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Richardson, TX, USA



      Breed: Italian Greyhound-Rat Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Italian Greyhound / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Pretty in pink and percolating with personality, wide-eyed little Ada may be a senior in years, but she’s a puppy at heart. The feisty 10-year-old, who weighs less than 7 pounds, is a pert and pint-sized ball of energy, and a constant source of love and laughs for her highly appreciative fosters. One of her most adorable "Ada-isms" is her riotous rendition of a prancing Clydesdale horse (in miniature) when she’s especially excited, and she’s never shy about ensuring that other dogs, large and small, adhere to the rules of the roost she thinks she rules! She may not like being held, but she LOVES being cuddled, lying in the sun, and lustily eating. A well mannered miss, she’s both crate and housetrained, and wants nothing more than to share her love with a warm and welcoming fur-ever home.
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