Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix


The Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Italian Greyhound and the Poodle. This obviously could make for a very high energy dog with a very high prey drive. We will examine some common questions about the different Italian Greyhound Poodle mixes below.  Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful  Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Here are some pictures of the Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix




Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Poodle History

The Poodle originally came from Germany, just like the Rottweiler. So, this is a German sucker. They were initially bred for collecting waterfowl for hunters. They are known for being extremely intelligent as well as very good swimmers. Their funky haircuts came about to make them more buoyant in the water. While there are three sizes of Poodle they are not individual breeds just small Poodles bred to get small Italian Greyhound Poodles. They are hypo-allergenic so are good for families with allergies and are highly intelligent and eager to please which means they are good at training and learning. They are loyal and good natured dogs but highly energetic so need a lot of stimulation and exercise.

Italian Greyhound History

Greyhounds are the oldest purebred dog, dating to the time of the Pharaohs. The first records of Greyhound type dogs appear about 8,000 years ago and they are the only breed of dog mentioned by name in the Bible. In ancient Egypt, Greyhounds were revered as gods, and only royalty were allowed to own them. No other canine is as closely associated with speed, grace, and overall agility as the Greyhound. For millennia Greyhounds have been cherished and bred as hunting dogs whose keen ability to spot prey and it's movement, using their keen sense of sight, and to pursue and capture that game at incredibly fast speeds. The Italian Greyhound originated in Italy about 2,000 years ago when Italians starting breeding the naturally born smaller sized Greyhounds, which eventually resulted in the modern Italian Greyhound.


Awesome videos of Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix puppies


Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix Size and Weight

Poodle

Height: 18-24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 45 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 8 -15 years


Italian Greyhound

Height: 13 - 15 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 8 - 11 lb.

Lifespan: 12 - 15 years



Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix Personality

This is an easy to love and extremely friendly dog. This should make a very friendly, family oriented dog. It could obviously be a very high energy and hyper dog. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be Bostonher affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. This is not a dog for a low energy couch potato.



Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Italian Greyhound Poodle mix might be prone to: Eye problems, Von Willebrands, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, Legg-Calve-Perthes, patellar luxation, Cryptorchidism, PSS, Addisons, Cushings, Hip dysplasia, allergies, skin problems

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

The Italian Greyhound Poodle mix should be a relatively easy maintenance dog. Neither of these dogs are very aggressive shedders. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Like all dogs they will do better if they get plenty of exercise. This should be a rather high energy dog that will need regular exercise. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down. He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Italian Greyhound Poodle Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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