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    Italian Greyhound Puppies

    The Italian greyhound is identified mainly as a racing dog. The breed was originally bred as a hunting dog that went after hare, deer and foxes. With time, its role changed and it is today widely used as a companion dog as well as a racing dog. The greyhounds have been determined to reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour. They are hence the fastest dogs on earth. The breed has made a name for itself in racing and is today still used as a racing dog breed. They are also used in a range of other sports including obedience, coursing, agility and conformation. They are considered as pets because of their sweet, mild nature.

    Appearance

    The San Diego Italian greyhound puppies have short hair which is easy to maintain. Breeders recognize over thirty different colors which include black, red, blue, gray, brindle and white. The colors are often in combination. The skull of the breed is longer when compared to its breadth. The muzzle is elongated.

    The secret to the high speeds of the Italian greyhound puppy San Diego can be attributed to the light but muscular body build. The dog also has a large heart and has been determined to have the fastest twitching muscles. It has a flexible spine and double suspension gallop. These features enable the breed to have all four feet off the ground in two phases.

    Temperament

    The Italian greyhound puppies San Diego are not at all aggressive. The muzzles are usually worn when racing in order to prevent injuries which may result from nipping. Contrary to popular belief, the breed does not need rigorous daily exercises. This is because it was initially bred as a sprinter and not an endurance dog. However, if they are not exercised, they may direct their energy to destructive tendencies. You need to train the dog from an early age and socialize him sufficiently. The breed is mostly recommended to the experienced handler.

    Health

    The San Diego Italian greyhound puppies are generally healthy. However, like all breeds, they are prone to a number of health issues. The most common health problems include hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, anesthesia sensitivity, osteosarcoma and bloating. You need also to understand that its skin can easily be injured. Always take some time to inspect for injuries. Professional inspections are recommended to maintain the superior health of the breed.

    Care

    The Italian greyhound puppy San Diego are low energy dogs. As a result, they do not need regular exercising. However, you need to find a way of dealing with their excess energy as failure to do so may lead to destructive tendencies and boredom. Walks and jogs will be sufficient.

    The breed should also be kept on a leash. This is because it was bred to hunt and will always chase after small animals. Overfeeding should be avoided since the breed is prone to gaining weight. Feed it meals of 1.5 to 4 cups of high quality dry food. The males feed more.

    Average size

    Height: 2 feet, 1 inch to 2 feet, 6 inches

    Weight: 50 to 85 pounds

    Life span

    12 to 15 years

    Typical use

    Coursing, racing and as companion dog

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