Category archives: About Italian Sighthounds

Here you will find some informative articles, which concern the Italian Greyhound.
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Italian Greyhounds: what about character?

Welcome to the Lupavaro's website Lupavaro,

This site is dedicated to our immense passion for Italian Greyhounds.

I am often asked: "but these Little Italian Greyhounds, what character do they have?" Our site does not want to be the usual site made only of puppies, and photos in Expo but we want to share with you our great passion for the Italian Greyhound, describe in our articles the thousand aspects of these dogs and help you understand if this breed is really for you. We know the breed well, because all our dogs live at home with us, they are an integral part of the family. The puppies we choose to keep, as well as their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents, stay with us for life. Please, DO NOT ASK US FOR OUR ADULTS IN ADOPTION, because we don't have the habit of giving away “mares” at “end of career” (horrible terms that don't even belong to us!). All our dogs are an integral part of our family, and as such they participate in full family life. Would you give away a family member?

Here is some information about the breed, character and management. 

Little Italian Greyhound - Paola Marinangeli

Illustration kindly made available by the artist Paola Marinangeli. © All Rights reserved.


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Alkmene the King's favorite IG

Alkmene the King's favorite

This wonderful story tells of a very special Italian Greyhound: Alkmene. If you are in love with Italian Greyhounds, this story will thrill you. Alkmene will come back to life in your hearts, where she will live forever. Enjoy the reading!

Translation made by Valeria Rocco for Lupavaro
The reproduction, publication and distribution, in whole or in part, of this translation is expressly prohibited without written authorization, because the research work and the following translation from the original language is a long and meticulous work.
Original script: Bruno Frank, Werke, 1. Lesebuch. Werke, Lesebuch mit ausgewählten Auszügen aus Erzählungen and Novellen von Bruno Frank 1945
Illustrations: I thank the Roman artist Paola Marinangeli for having made some of his works available to illustrate this writing. 

Two years before his death, already marked by advanced age, old Fritz, (editor's note: "Fritz" is the German nickname of FFrederic II) like every year, the King held the great parade of his Silesian troop. He paused a few moments and looked around, with a very dissatisfied and frowning expression. His mood throughout this year's demonstration was terrible. He did not speak to anyone, his attitude was cold and detached, bordering on rudeness. During dinner he even ignored Lafayette and disappeared from the table after an hour of discomfort. "Didn't any missive arrive?" he asked in the silence, in his high, captivating voice, often in contrast with the sharp words. An aide hastily stepped forward to report. No new missive had arrived.

Alkmene, the King's favorite greyhound
W. Meyer: Friedrich II. mit seinem Großneffen Friedrich Wilhelm III. und zwei Windspielen, Kreidelithographie,
Gedruckt von Ludwig Theodor Zöllner

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Italian Greyhound adoption : is a rescue dog a "clever" way to get a purebred dog for free?

Italian Greyhound adoption : is a rescue dog a "clever" way to get a purebred dog for free? 

I've noticed that in Facebook groups, anyone looking for a Italian Greyhound in "adoption", he is immediately referred to me, even if he has no experience with the breed. For this reason, I prefer to clarify our concept of "adoption" or "Rescue":

Italian Greyhound Breeding

Puppies and socialization

Puppies and socialization

Puppies Italian Greyhound and socialization. Breeding Lupavaro

Puppies and socialization. It is important forus that our puppies also come into contact with other breeds and also with cats. The puppies of our W - Litter grow up together with a litter of Rescue dogs we saved (Natalina & the Natalini). Lots of sun, lots of movement and even the fights between puppies, make sure that everyone grows in the best way, socializing with other breeds and putting on excellent muscles. In the pack, the puppies first learn the "canine" language, which is important to avoid "misunderstandings" in their future life. Socialization as a puppy is very important for the Italian Greyhound. It helps him not to misunderstand and not to be misunderstood once he is an adult. A dog who understands the DOG language, will be able to read properly the signsgiven by other dogs and behave accordingly. This is one of the reasons, why we do not give away our puppies before 3 months of life ( XNUMX weeks , if the new family lives abroad), so that socialization can be crossed , that is, with both the canine and the human pack and of course the external environment, exploring the world during our walks on a leash, naturally after the necessary vaccinations.

And when can they “move” to the new family? 

Please don't ask me to give you a puppy after 60 days, only because ENCI would allows that. We would never make our little ones lose, what was described in the previous paragraph. We do not give drugs to the nursing mothers, our girls are free to breastfeed their puppies as long as they want. Nature always follows its course, and the weaning process will be gradual and in a completely natural way.Our puppies are never be physically separated from their mothers. The female chooses autonomously when to get away and take some "time off", she always has places "unreachable for the "little monsters", so she can relax, when she wants or eat a treat without nasty "intruders"  

Puppies and socialization, Breeding Lupavaro
Small Italian Greyhounds since 2006

Our talian Greyhound puppies also start learning to go on a leash, relaxed and in the company of their mother and siblings. We give each puppy its own tailormade collar and leash, , in addition to a blanket with the smell of mother and siblings. They will soon learn to trust the new family too but don't expect them to follow you from day one: you have been waiting for the arrival of the puppy for weeks and you have already loved it for a long time. The puppy doesn't know this! To him you will initially be simply strangers. Therefore, it takes patience to ensure that the little one trusts you In order to avoid stress for the dog and the family, we recommend that you have, initially, a soft anti escape harness (double H) and his tailormade collar 


April, april: the sweetest time

April, sweet sleep

Lupavaro, Little Italian Greyhounds 

Greyhounds in April: is it really a sweet sleep?
April, sweet sleep - Two Little Italian Greyhounds from the breeding Lupavaro

The answer is: no Spring is my absolute favorite season. The warm, but not very hot air invites you to explore, stroll, enjoy the awakening of nature, other than sleep! A wonderful explosion of colors and smells, finally the sun warms up again with its rays, a real caress to the soul both for us and for our Italian Greyhounds.
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